Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Book vs Movie

It’s that time again, I finally finished listening and reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire since once again, I wasn’t able to listen to all of the book on overdrive before it expired so I finished reading it with my physical copy.

WARNING: BOOK/MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Movie: The movie begins with Harry waking up in the Weasley’s home in preparedness for the world cup.

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Book: Mr. Weasley, Fred, George, and Ron arrive at the Dursley’s house to pick up Harry. They blow up the Dursley’s fireplace using the floo network. The twins purposely drop a toffee on the floor for Dudley to find and eat to which he grows an insanely long tongue, terrifying the Dursleys. (This scene was seriously wonderful!!)

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Movie: Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys go to the top of the stands to watch the game. Harry sees Barty Crouch Jr. (a dark shape to him then) shoot off the Dark Mark.

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Book: The gang meets the house elf Winky at the top of the stands at the World Cup who happens to be the house elf of Barty Crouch who works at the Ministry. She is then found knocked out after the Dark Mark shows up and is then blamed for casting it. 

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Movie: Hermione cares about creatures more than the rest of the gang. Her care for elves is implied but the organization SPEW does not exist. 

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Book: After witnessing how terribly Winky is treated by her masters and seeing the kitchens in which the house elves work at Hogwarts, Hermione is compelled to create the Society for the Promotion of elfish Welfare (SPEW). Ron gives her grief for it the entire book. 

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Movie: Neville is a herbology nerd who is told by Mad Eye about gillyweed and proceeds to give it to Harry to use in the second triwizard task. 

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Book: Dobby gives Harry the gillyweed, we later find out that Mad Eye planned for Dobby to overhear him talking about the plant so that he would give it to Harry.

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Movie: Harry finds Barty Crouch dead in the forest while walking through it with Hermione, Ron, and Hagrid.

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Book: Harry finds Mr. Crouch with Victor Krum after being briefed about the final task. Mr. Crouch is alive at the time and he is rambling about needing to see Dumbledore. You later find out that he was under the imperious curse the whole time and was starting to come off of the spell when Harry found him. We later discover that Crouch is killed.

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Movie: Rita Skeeter is slimy and conniving and writes a false article about Harry and another false article about his relationship with Harry. That’s the last we hear from her.

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Book: Rita Skeeter writes multiple articles on topics that she can’t possibly know any information about. Including the exposure of Hagrid as a half giant to the world. Hermione is continually humiliated by her stories about stealing Harry romantically, to which she receives many nasty letters from fans. Hermione is determined to figure out how Rita is finding out all these secrets and eventually captures Rita who is an undocumented animagus posing as a beetle.

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Movie: Barty Crouch Jr. is revealed to be the man behind Mad Eye Moody and admits his guilt after taking the veritaserum. Not much detail is revealed past that.

 

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Book: Barty Crouch Jr reveals his entire story: how his father broke him out of Azkaban using polyjuice potion and kept his son under the imperious curse for months under the supervision of the house elf Winky. Jr finally broke out of the spell and turned the tables on his father, Voldemort found him shortly after and they set to work on their plan.

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Movie:Harry is never shown explaining the full account of his experience in the graveyard with Voldemort. It is implied that he spoke only to Dumbledore about it.

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Book: Harry tells his story to both Dumbledore and Sirius who is on the school grounds as a dog. In fact, Harry keeps Sirius updated constantly about the triwizard tournament because he is staying near Hogsmeade. Dumbledore tells Mrs. Weasley, Bill Weasley, Ron, Hermione, and Snape that Voldemort has returned when Harry is in the hospital wing after the third task. He then has Sirius reveal himself to the group and Dumbledore forces Sirius and Snape to call a truce. 

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Movie: Dumbledore tells the school that Voldemort is back, and the fate of Barty Crouch Jr is never revealed. Though he is proof of Voldemort’s return, Fudge doesn’t except it in the next film. 

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Book: Barty Crouch Jr is kissed by a Dementor and has his soul sucked out because Cornelius Fudge is too stupid to stop it, believing him to be a terrible criminal. Crouch Jr is worse than dead and no good to anyone in proving the return of Voldemort. Dumbledore is livid over this fact, he was the key to Fudge seeing reason. (This seriously enlightened me so much as to why Fudge would be in such denial. I had completely forgotten about this part in the books)

 

Well there ya have it folks, I hope I was able to refresh your memories of the fourth book, I know I sure needed a refresher! Rereading these books has been such a lovely experience, and I hope to use these posts to never forget the little but so important details in these fantastic stories!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Book vs. Movie

I listened to the first half of Prisoner of Azkaban on audio that I had checked out through Overdrive. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish listening to it before it expired. Hence why it took me three months to have the chance to finish it by reading my own copy! I had forgotten how much I absolutely love the third book in this beloved series!! SO MUCH LOVE! So I’m very pleased to bring you the third edition of Harry Potter movie comparison post!

WARNING: BOOK/MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Movie: Harry meets and rides Buckbeak for the first time during his very first class of Care of Magical Creatures with Hagrid. Harry is the only one who really interacts with a hippogriff as Buckbeak is the only one present.

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Book: Hagrid has multiple hippogriff grazing and multiple students get to interact with them.

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Book: Harry overhears a conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Weasley at the Leaky Cauldron about Black being after Harry. Mr Weasley never approaches Harry personally. 

 

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Movie: Harry steps up to bogart in Professor Lupin’s class and it turns into a dementor in which Lupin jumps in front of Harry to block. 

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Book:Harry never gets a chance to approach the bogart, Lupin stops the class right before Harry can step up to it.

 

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Movie: Harry, Ron, and Hermione find their own to their first class of Divinations.

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Book: A knight Sir Cadogan who is quite buffoon leads them to their class. He is only briefly shown once in the movies and is noticeable only to those who have read the book. He replaces the Fat Lady as the password keeper for Gryffindor after she gets attacked by Sirius.

 

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Movie: Harry receives the Firebolt from Sirius at the very last scene that arrives with a hippogriff feather.

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Book: Harry mysteriously receives a Firebolt as a Christmas present. Nobody can figure out who its from. Hermione suspects its from Sirius whom she believes to be a criminal still at the time. She turns it in to Professor McGonagall who proceeds to have it thoroughly checked for jinxes before returning it back to Harry to use to win the Quidditch Cup, which they do in fact win.

 

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Movie: Harry uses the memory of his parents “just talking” to defeat the dementor bogart when he is training with Lupin. 

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Book: Harry meets with Lupin multiple times in order to finally achieve a patronus. The memory he uses to do so is of him being told he is a wizard and that he will be leaving the Dursleys. 

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Movie: Sirius attacks the fat lady and is not seen in human form again on the grounds.

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Book: Ron gets attacked in the middle of the night in the boys dormitory. His bed curtains are slashed and McGonagall comes out in her dressing gown to see whats going on. There is actually a deleted freeze frame (seen above) that I think is from this scene but we never actually see it in the movie.

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Movie: Harry sneaks out to Hogsmeade under the invisibility  cloak, and throws snowballs at Malfoy and depants Crabbe and gets away with it.

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Book: Harry throws mud at Malfoy but his cloak slips in the process and Malfoy sees his head. He then runs off and tells Snape who confiscates the Marauders Map from him. The map proceeds to insult him in more than one way. Snape then summons Lupin to read the map who takes it from there. 

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Movie: The whomping willow is on Hogwarts grounds and it just so happens to be located on top of the secret entrance to the shrieking shack.

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Book:Lupin reveals to Harry, Ron, and Hermione whilst they’re all in the shrieking shack that the unique tree was planted specifically for Lupin to use as a form of protection from others when he transformed into a werewolf. 

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Movie: Hermione howls to distract Lupin from attacking them causing him to run after her and Harry. Lupin as a werewolf then comes after them and almost kills them when Buckbeak fends him off. 

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Book: No suspenseful werewolf forrest scene takes place and the book is no less exciting for it! 

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Movie: As stated previously–at the end of the film, Sirius flys off on Buckbeak after having a heartfelt goodbye with Harry and Hermione. That is the last we see or hear from him until the next film.

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Book: Sirius sends a letter to Harry with a tiny cute owl while Harry is on the Hogwarts Express heading back to the Dursleys for the Summer. This is the point in time when he reveals to Harry that it was him that sent him the Firebolt at Christmas. He also tells Ron to keep the owl who had sent the letter so that he would have a new pet to replace Scabbers.