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Character changes in Goblet of Fire

by David Haber

In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie, there is a scene in the Gryffindor common room, where Harry is lamenting that they still don't have dates, the Patil sisters walk by, and in unison they say, "Hi, Harry!" But wait! What is Padma Patil doing in the Gryffindor common room?!

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Well, there are more of these glitches in the movie. Glitches that are more perturbing even. Take for example the start of the 3rd movie. Harry is lying in bed trying to do homework. He ignites his wand (Lumos) for several times. And in the next scene he is frightened he be expelled from Hogwarts because he blew up his aunt. Kind of strange isn't it? First deliberately doing magic, and then being affraid of being chucked out for doing some undeliberate magic?

Ah well, probably there are more examples.

Posted by Flavius from Delft, The Netherlands on May 7, 2007 2:23 PM

Hi, I am very much pleased to view this site. I enjoyed all the other comments as I am also fond of harry potter series. About this Patil sisters issue, the director could have done better by having Harry ask Parvati to the Yule Ball and then she could ask sister to go with Ron.

Posted by Kalaiselvi from Chennai, Tamil Nadu on May 8, 2007 01:31 AM

i also don't understand why so many people love the PoA movie directed by alfonso cuaron, because i didn't. sure, good cinematography and effects... a bit contemporary-ish hogwarts. but the story was so short, meaningless and confusing for those not-so-fanatic fans.

Posted by Ashley from Baguio City, Philippines on May 19, 2007 02:10 AM

Acutally I don't think it's any big deal to put both girls in the same common room/dorm but the real problem lies in they put the girls in the same house. Throughout the Goblet of Fire movie both girls wore Gryffindor uniforms. In the previous movies they wore uniforms of their different houses (and also a different girl played the role of Padma). I do think it was a mistake on the director to have let that happen, but as far as storyline goes, I don't think it's a huge deal and JK Rowling is present for all movies and to say when they can't do something because of something that happen later, so obviously the girls are not important characters in the end. As to being in other studens dorms I don't think it's a big deal especially when it's family members. I could understand that and it has NEVER been said they couldn't go into each others dorms....they just havent. Other than Harry and Ron but it wasn't that they couldn't go in there as themselves if they'd had the password they just wouldn't want to go in there any other time.

Posted by kacey on May 22, 2007 1:54 PM

Ashley from Baguio City,

It is true that there were many things that were not included in the movie, S.P.E.W. for example, and others in which the order was changed like when Harry got his Firebolt, but it happens also in the other three movies.

In SS (first movie), it should have been Neville in the forest, not Ron, there are modifications in how they get the flying key, in the book all three mount brooms, there is no Troll scene in the movie, nor the Logic test with potions.

In CoS there should have been Charlie Weasly and his friends picking the baby dragon up from the top of the owlery, not Dumbledore sending it to Charlie.

In GoF we find things that are more disturbing, such as the absence of Dobby, and Neville providing the Gillyweed, the change of one of the Pattil twins to Griffyndor, the complete change of the dragon scene in the first task, there was no sphinx in the third, etc.

If you look for differences between the books and the movies you find many, many more, but lets remember that it is very difficult to adapt a book to make it a movie, that it isn�t possible to put every single detail in it, in part because there are things that are only possible trough imagination, and not yet through technology and special effects.

I am among those who likes PoA the best among the four existing movies, I feel that the first two are too childish, while the last is exaggerated, while the ambience of PoA is just as I imagined it while reading the book. But that is just my opinion, and I might be biased, as Cuaron is my countryman, but I have read many a comment from non Mexicans that have also liked.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on May 22, 2007 1:56 PM

Emilio from Mexico City -

I really don't think you're biased with Cuaron. I am fully aware that many people really loved the PoA movie. Well, I could have loved it cause everything looked so great with his directing. And i totally got excited with the wonderful trailer. The only problem was the CONTENT of the story or the script.. it came totally confusing for non-fanatics. That's why i became so disappointed with PoA.

Maybe Cuaron and Newell should unite to direct the 6th and 7th movies.. with Newell as the "stick to the book" director, and cuaron as the artistic guy.

Posted by Ashley from Baguio City, Philippines on May 22, 2007 9:12 PM

Ashley from Baguio City,

That would be incredible, if it could be pulled off.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on May 23, 2007 09:35 AM

Emilio from Mexico City

Yeah, you are right. If we want to find difference, we can find many more. In GOF, it was actually Ludo Bagman who gives the tiny models of dragons to the four champions. But in the movie, it was Mr.Crouch who explains about the dragons. I agree with you, its very difficult to put everything in the movie.


I agree with you too. Maybe the girls are not important in the end. Nice thought.

Posted by Kalaiselvi from Chennai, Tamil Nady on May 23, 2007 7:03 PM

i have a question, where is lavender in the movies? also ludo bagman isn't even in the 4th movie! well, they probably won't play a big part in the 7th book.

Posted by R.A.B. on May 24, 2007 1:11 PM

yes, thats true. The first two movies (Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of secrets) were good because they were directed by Chris Columbus, whereas the next two were directed by Alfonso Cuar�n (POA) and Mike Newell (GOF). The third and the fourth movie missed many important parts of the book. Movies are just for time pass. they cant beat the book.

Posted by vivek from bangalore,india on May 25, 2007 03:47 AM

maybe some people think its not a big deal about padma in the griffindor common room but for me, it is a big deal cause it'll be a confusion in the future movie. it cant be like suddenly lavender turns up to be ron's girlfriend in the movie because in the 4 previous movies, it doesnt mention anything about lavender! and im very very very disapointed that they cut out the dobby and winky part. i love that part in the book. would it them for them to extend at least an hour on that part? i also think the quidditch world cup part should lasted longer but i really like hermione's dress in the movie. i hope that they'll insert ALL the important parts. i hope they insert that big eyed, adorable elf (dobby) too. im really disapointed with GoF.

Posted by farah from kulim, kedah, malaysia on June 5, 2007 01:44 AM

Another interesting point is that Lavender is not shown in the film. Infact she is the one who is supposed to be with Parvati instead of Padma in that scene. I suppose this means that she may not play an imprtant role in the last book either. But what they do about the Ron-Lavdender relation in the film of HBP then?

Posted by Abhay Doshi from India Mumbai on June 5, 2007 05:35 AM

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