Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005fantasyadventurefilm, based on J. K. Rowling'snovel of the same name, and is the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter film series.
Directed by Mike Newell, the film concerns Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hogwarts has been selected to hold the recently returning wizard competition known as the Triwizard Tournament. Though Harry does not apply, the Goblet of Fire mysteriously selects him as a second representative of Hogwarts in the tournament.
Three days after its release, the film had grossed over US$102 million at the North American box office, the highest first-weekend tally for a Harry Potter film, and enjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning over $896 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of 2005 and the 8th-highest grossing film of all time. It was the third highest grossing film in the U.S. for 2005 making $290 million. It is currently the 11th highest-grossing film of all time. The DVD went on to become the fastest selling DVD of all time. It is currently the third-highest grossing Harry Potter film, behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, but lost to Memoirs of a Geisha.
This is the first Harry Potter film to receive a "PG-13" rating or its international equivalent (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images), the preceding films having been rated PG or one of its international equivalents.


Differences from the book
With the Goblet of Fire novel almost twice the length of Prisoner of Azkaban, the writers and producers reduced certain scenes and concepts that made the transition from page to screen. Director Mike Newell described the problem as one of "compressing [a] huge book into the compass of a movie.This was achieved by "putting aside" all the components of the novel which did not directly relate to Harry and his journey. Even producer David Heyman admitted missing many of the scenes which were removed. In particular, the game play at the Quidditch world cup was removed for timing reasons, leaving an abrupt temporal jump which some reviewers considered awkward or "rushed". Also, in the novel, Victor Krum catches the snitch, but his team loses to Ireland by ten points. In the film, it is implied that Ireland was defeated soundly in the match. In the film, the caretaker that Voldemort murders in the beginning is not identified. In the novel, he is Frank Bryce, and his past is connected to Voldemort's. (He almost got the blame, in the Muggle world, for Voldemort's murder of his father and grandparents, as they lived in house of which he was caretaker. This is the same house that he is killed in.) Heyman also regretted the removal of S.P.E.W., Hermione's Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare – this omission was continued in the following film.
As in Prisoner of Azkaban, most of the classes shown in the book were removed, only the single lesson where Alastor Moody demonstrates the Unforgivable Curses making the final cut. However, in the lesson, he states that only Harry has survived the killing curse, but he does not state that this is because the curse is unblockable. (It is unclear whether it is still intended to be. After Harry's duel with Voldemort in the novel, in which Voldemort shot the killing curse at Harry at the same time Harry shot the disarming spell at Voldemort, it is stated that their wands connected because they both are powered by a feather from Dumbledore's phoenix. In the film, this is never stated and it appears that they connected merely because Harry and Voldemort shot a spell at each other at the same time.) Goblet of Fire is also the only film adaptation not to begin in Privet Drive; after the opening sequence, Harry awakens at the Burrow on the morning of the Quidditch World Cup. The arrival of Mr. Weasley in Privet Drive was also cut.This makes Goblet of Fire the first and, to date, only film in the series in which the Dursleys do not appear. Other scenes are shortened and amalgamated to include only the most essential plot details; the three Death Eater trials Harry witnesses in the Pensieve are merged into one short sequence, and all of Sirius Black's lines are condensed into a single fireside conversation.While in the book, Barty Crouch Jr. is portrayed as perhaps being innocent, or dead, in the film he is portrayed as being unremorseful and remarkably more vicious. The attack on the World Cup campground is depicted as a general terror attack against the wizards and witches in the film, whereas in the book the attack is confined to a small group of Muggles (although the book does describe damage of wizard property), and the graveyard scene is much shorter and confined than the scene in the novel. The scene involving Fred and George attempting to cheat their way into the tournament with an aging potion is changed so that Hermione's concerned warnings become smart-aleck scoffs, and Fred and George begin fighting with each other, rather than laughing along with everyone else, when they grow beards as a result. Many other sequences such as the Yule Ball and the romantic hate-love tension between Hermione and Ron were stretched out longer than they had been in the novel.
In addition to large slices of the school year, many characters, such as Barty Crouch Senior, Rita Skeeter and Amos Diggory, were severely reduced in scope, or removed altogether, such as Ludo Bagman and Winky and Dobby, the house-elves. In particular, the Skeeter subplot from the novel is all but eliminated, particularly Hermione's discovery of Skeeter's ability to change form and her later revenge on Skeeter (which sets up a subplot in the book, but not film, version of Order of the Phoenix). In the movie, both Beauxbatons and Durmstrang appear to be single-sex schools. All of the Beauxbatons visitors to Hogwarts are girls, while all the Durmstrang students are boys. In the book, both schools are co-educational and send both boys and girls to visit Hogwarts. Viktor Krum's lines, infatuation with Hermione and scenes with Hermione are extremely limited, as well as mentions of Fleur's veela-lineage and their parts are considerably smaller. (Consequently, Ron's abruptly asking Fleur to the ball is not a result of her accidentally using her veela enchantment on him while attempting to enchant someone else, but rather him childishly losing his head at the sight of her "walking".) The arrival of the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students at Hogwarts is also treated with much more pomp and circumstance in the film than in the book, with both visiting groups performing drill team-like exercises, and their arrival is also shown to be overall more friendly than in the book (with references to Fleur being disgruntled during Dumbledore's greeting address, for example, being omitted).
While the three tasks of the Triwizard tournament generally remained true to the original novel, certain adaptations were included, and the details stating that the tournament is not deadly (at least prior to Voldemort's trap) are removed for dramatic effect. The first task, whilst contained entirely within the stadium in the original book, is extended into an extensive chase scene through the Hogwarts buildings and grounds. The second task was almost entirely faithful to the novel, although the Grindylow attack was moved to the end of the sequence as the effects of the Gillyweed wears off. Also, the fact that the prisoners in the second task were never in any danger is removed. Because Dobby is not present in the film, Neville instead gives Harry the Gillyweed, as was Barty Crouch Junior's original plan in the novel. The merpeople are depicted as being less friendly than they are in the book. For the third task, the scene giving the champions advance warning of the maze was removed, as were all of Harry's preparations for it. In the film, the maze itself is devoid of the magical creatures and enchantments that were present in the book; instead, Dumbledore warns the contestants "people change in the maze. Find the cup if you will, but be careful not to lose yourself". Apparently, in the film version, the only thing alive in the maze, besides the four contestants, are the bushes that the maze is made of, which attempt to grab the contestants several times. Krum, visibly under the Imperius Curse, still attempts to attack Cedric (although with the Killing Curse rather than the Cruciatus Curse and Cedric retaliates with a disarming charm that fails to disarm Krum but knocks him unconscious). Also the sphinx scene was removed. Another change was that in the book, the maze was built on the Quidditch Pitch. In the film however, it was built in the valley next to Hogwarts. It was also at least three times bigger than described in the book. In the book, Harry encounters several creatures such as a Boggart and giant spider; although these are not in the film, a game included on the DVD release of the film simulates the third task maze and includes these creatures.
The ending of the film is markedly different from the book, which has Cornelius Fudge refusing to believe Harry or Dumbledore regarding the Dark Lord's return and Dumbledore beginning to gather his forces (setting up the events of Order of the Phoenix). The film omits this (along with Harry's hospitalization) and jumps to Dumbledore's eulogy for Cedric, the farewells for the visiting students, and adds a film-specific exchange between Hermione and Harry about the fact "everything has changed."



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