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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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that is so true! i think they shouldn't change padma into gryffindor because it'll cause confusion among us.

Posted by farah from malaysia on June 5, 2007 8:17 PM

I sincerely doubt that Lavender be shown in the HBP movie at all, it just doesn't make sense. The best they could do is make Lavender a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff and insist that they have shown her before, if they even show her at all.

Posted by Ashley R. from Missouri on June 6, 2007 07:56 AM

But they've cast Lavender, haven't they? I'm pretty sure that Lavender show up, but it must not be that important to the plot of the book apart from getting Ron to realize his feelings for Hermione.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 7, 2007 08:52 AM

As far as I know, they have not cast a Lavender Brown (her name makes me laugh... Two colors...) The only Gryffindor girls I have ever seen are Hermione, Parvati, and Padma.

Posted by Ashley R. from Missouri on June 7, 2007 5:42 PM

You're right, Ashley! I thought I had read it somewhere, but I was wrong (shoulda gone to wizardnews; this wouldn't have happened...) I was also getting confused between Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince for some reason. Lavender isn't that important in OP, and probably won't be shown, but I think she be cast for HBP, for the reason I said before. But you're right, she hasn't been cast (that I can see) for OP.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on June 8, 2007 07:34 AM

I just wanted to point out that this is NOT the first movie that contradicts the books. In Movie #3, the opening scene is of Harry using Lumos to read under his sheets, but that would get him expelled for use of magic outside of school.

Posted by HodgePodge from Houston, TX on June 9, 2007 5:06 PM

You think so? I always thought that minor magic, like making a flash-light, or magically packing your trunk, wouldn't count against the restriction...

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on June 9, 2007 5:21 PM

Harry received an official warning from the MoM, his only warning, for doing a Hover Charm, which was cast by Dobby. You would think that was minor magic, wouldn't you, but NOO the very next time he does magic (in self defense!) he almost gets expelled. Stupid Ministry of Magic is so unfair.

Posted by Ashley R. from Missouri on June 10, 2007 2:47 PM

At the Quidditch world cup Hermione used the spell "Lumos" and we constantly see students casting spells on the Hogwarts Express. As Dumbledore says the ministry can track down the cast of a spell but not who casted it. So I have always thought that Ron who keeps complaining about not being able to cast spells outside school would be able to do so just if Mrs. Weasley was absent.

Posted by Prongs from Athens,Greece on June 11, 2007 05:38 AM

Sorry Dave, I agree with Ashley.

As I understood it, Magic cannot be used under no circumstances by underage wizards or witches while at home, but it is very difficult to enforce in magical homes, not so in non-magical ones, because you can tell that magic has been performed but not by whom.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on June 11, 2007 10:41 AM

Noticed this mistake too... I found it a bit annoying that they were messing with the book actually, but the way the twins say 'Hi Harry' is quite funny so it doesn't really matter.

Posted by Jiska from The Netherlands on June 14, 2007 12:55 PM

Personally, I really dislike the movies and the only reason that I wath them is becuase I Really love the books. The movies are poorly acted out poorly and mutilates the storylines to garbled versions. For all new Harry Potter fans, read the books before the movies and don't get the wrong ideas from the movies.

Posted by siyuan from singapore on July 2, 2007 01:47 AM

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