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Entertainment 'Christmas Chronicles 2' director says the Santa's village set is even larger than the Great Hall in 'Harry Potter'

08:00  26 november  2020
08:00  26 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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' Christmas Chronicles 2 ' director says the Santa ' s village set is even larger than the Great Hall in ' Harry Potter '. It features four long tables that all the students sit at. Columbus said the village set on " Chronicles 2 " was "jaw-dropping" and gives all the credit to production designer Jon Hutman.

That 's why Santa ' s village is probably the biggest set I've ever worked on, and it's also-- it's bigger than the Great Hall in the first " Potter " film. In May 2019, two veteran money managers shared their philosophy with MarketWatch readers that investors shouldn’t be overly focused on the highest

Goldie Hawn walking down a sidewalk in front of a building: © Netflix "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two." Netflix
  • Netflix's "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two" showcases Santa's village.
  • Director Chris Columbus told Insider that to pull it off, a huge set of the village was created.
  • The village is the largest set Columbus has ever worked on. That includes the "Harry Potter" movies he made.
  • "Even bigger than the Great Hall on 'Potter,' which was the biggest set on those movies at the time," he said.
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In "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two" we are swept deeper into the mythology of all things Christmas as the story focuses on Santa (Kurt Russell) having to face off with an evil elf to save the holiday. With most of the action taking place at the North Pole, the sequel is much larger in scope as there's a lot more CGI and bigger physical sets. A standout is Santa's village.

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Netflix’ s The Christmas Chronicles (the 2018 film that kicked off this jolly old franchise) indeed tapped into that when it starred two kids learning to believe in Santa But what could be the root cause that ’ s so extreme as to endanger the entire magical foundation of Christmas for the foreseeable future?

"The Christmas Chronicles 2 " director Chris Columbus describes how much the veteran actor At least that ’ s according to Chris Columbus, the famed Home Alone and Harry Potter filmmaker who “When Kurt Russell plays Santa Claus, he writes 170 pages about the guy’ s backstory and mythology.

We see it when Kate (Darby Camp) and Jack (Jazhir Bruno) end up at the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Clause (Goldie Hawn) walk the two kids through the enormous village that's roaming with elves who are working hard at creating every possible toy you could imagine. It even has a movie theater (which plays "Elf," of course).

Santa's village in © Netflix Santa's village in "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two." Netflix

Though the elves are computer-generated, everything else in the village is a practical set and director Chris Columbus said it was the largest he's ever worked on — and he directed two "Harry Potter" movies.

"Santa's village is the biggest set that's been built for one of my films," Columbus told Insider. "Even bigger than the Great Hall on 'Potter,' which was the biggest set on those movies at the time."

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Christmas Chronicles 2 . Running time: 118 minutes. Rated PG (mild action/violence and brief language.) On Netflix. Back in 1990, Chris That elf, named Belsnickel (the character’ s origins in German folklore do not make the name any less annoying), had been set to take the reins at the

CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 comes out today and sees Netflix' s endearing and magical journey of Santa Claus continue, this time with Mrs. Claus at his side. Actor Kurt Russell was excited to get stuck in to the role this year, as he wrote a staggering amount of backstory for the character.

a group of people standing in front of a building: The Great Hall in the © Warner Bros. The Great Hall in the "Harry Potter" movies. Warner Bros.

Columbus directed the first two "Harry Potter" movies — "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" — and the Great Hall was a prominent location as it is the main gathering spot at Hogwarts. It features four long tables that all the students sit at.

Columbus said the village set on "Chronicles 2" was "jaw-dropping" and gives all the credit to production designer Jon Hutman.

"It was inspirational," Columbus said about the set when he walked on it. "It just helped us immerse ourselves in the world."

"The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two" is available now on Netflix.

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