The appearance of Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione on the screen is pretty dramatic, so if you haven’t noticed too many details about the set, another reason why this should be one of the most paused moments in the Harry Potter films.
The first time we see the room of the need in The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 comes when it is used as a shelter by the DA from the death-eaters who have taken over Hogwarts.
Stuart Craig was the production designer for all Harry Potter films and working more recently on the Fantastic Beasts series. He said that he was inspired by the room of necessity shelter set by bomb shelters which are still found in London as “it’s this temporary respite while a lot of bad things are going on outside.”
Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione’s visit to DA shelter on screen is pretty dramatic, so if you haven’t noticed too many details about the set, another reason why this should be one of the most paused moments in the Harry Potter films. We know stories from people who were lucky enough to see it in person, for which we should look out for.
In 2011, a writer for fan blog The Leaky Cauldron who saw many of the sets wrote that the room of requirements was their favourite. The set goes beyond the simple notion of being cluttered or living in – it breathes resistance movement shelter,” they added. “Statutively scattered around the set of splices “inkwells, blankets, pillows, dirty clothes, towels, cups, old editions of The Quibbler, shaving kits.
A writer for Collider who also visited noted that the books in the room even had appropriately magical titles – Winogrand’s Wonderous Water Plants and Gawshawks Guide to Herbology – probably a tribute to the Green thumb of DA leader Neville. Even the sleeping bags had Hogwarts-insignia on them.