Harry Potter The Goblet of Fire Different From The Book:
Book-adapted movies often take some liberty while making movies. Directors resort to altering due to time constraints and for what looks better on the screen. Harry Potter movies are some of the rarest examples of doing justice to the books and gaining fans from all over the world. Even though most of us enjoyed the book more, it would be wrong to compare the two. A lot of time and effort was invested in the movie sets. We must give them credit for being accurate with J.K Rowling’s descriptions and our imaginations. It took the filmmakers years to materialize the elements of Wizarding World with absolute detailing before going for casting. However, many parts from the books were omitted in the movies despite their significance. If you call yourself a Potter fan without having read the books, you must know about these events, for they form a huge part of the Harry Potter world. We have attempted to strike at least 5 differences between the books and movies in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So let’s dive into the magical world again and relive our favorite moments.
1. Hagrid’s Truth
Harry Potter skipped a crucial detail from its movie fans. The books explained the reason behind Hagrid’s huge form and likeness for monstrous creatures. Rubeus Hagrid was a half-giant. His mother was a giant who left her wizard father after Hagrid was born. He kept it hidden as he was apprehensive of the reaction from wizards who were prejudiced against giants.
2. Winky, Dobby, and the Kitchen
The whole kitchen was missing from the Harry Potter movie franchise. The delicious food at the Great Hall didn’t appear out of thin air but was cooked by the House-elves in the Hogwarts kitchen that was placed beneath the Great Hall. Harry’s friend Dobby was also employed by Dumbledore after Harry freed him from the Malfoys. Dobby was the only brave elf who loved his independence and looked for a paid job for himself. Dumbledore offered him a salary and hired him at Hogwarts. Winky on the other hand was a House-elf of Barty Crouch Sr. who was taken under Dumbledore’s wing after her master ruthlessly fired her under false accusations of casting the Death-Eater mark in the sky. Dobby played many significant roles in the story as he was the one to bring the gillyweed to Harry before the 2nd challenge. He also made a pair of mismatched socks for Christmas.
3. It’s Not S.P.E.W but S.P.E.W
Hermione took many courageous tasks besides helping Harry in his challenges. She was outraged by the way House-elves were mistreated in the magical world and deemed herself as an active advocate for them. She started an organization named “Stop the Outrageous Abuse of Our Fellow Magical Creatures and Campaign for a Change in Their Legal Status” but later changed it to “Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare” (S.P.E.W). It wasn’t easy for her to convince even her friends to join the cause as most of the wizards believed that the House-elves were happy with their life. Hermione was against treating House-elves as slaves and fought for getting the rights to payment and incentives for their work.
4. Rita Skeeter
Rita Skeeter was a journalist who worked for The Daily Prophet. But her role was discounted to barely an annoying reporter in the movie who appeared a couple of times. She was way more vicious and manipulative in the movies who was hell-bent on ruining Harry and Hermione’s image. She not only earned Hermione some serious haters by writing a false article about her dating both Harry Potter and Victor Krum but she also dented Harry’s image. She put questions on Harry’s sanity which spoiled his credibility when he claimed that Voldemort was back. But Hermione being the badass she is, found Rita’s secret and silenced her. Rita was an unregistered animagus who could transform into a beetle. Not registering yourself as an animagus for a serious offense in the Wizarding Laws. Hermione threatened to out her secret and bottled her as a beetle for a year.
5. What Happened After Harry and Cedric Diggory Returned?
A whole lot of events followed after Harry escaped Voldemort and returned with Cedric Diggory’s body. Harry was badly injured from the obstacles of the maze in the 3rd task and deep pain from Voldemort’s Cruciatus Curse. He was then secretly taken away Mad-Eye Moody who was impersonated by Barty Crouch Jr. and later saved by Dumbledore, Snape, and McGonagall. The interesting events that ensued after he was not shown in the movie. Harry accompanied Professor Dumbledore to his office where his godfather Sirius Black was waiting for him. It was Dumbledore who helped Sirius in hiding and updated about Harry. Following this, Harry was taken to Madam Pomfrey where was he was surrounded by Hermione, Ron and his family, and Sirius Black in his dog form. The book also mentioned about how Dumbledore and everyone else confronted the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge. The way J.K Rowling described Dumbledore’s formidable and powerful face during this moment was something we were keen to watch on the screens. It was after Fudge left that Sirius exposed his true form to Mrs. Weasley and Snape. Harry also won the thousand Galleons prize money by winning the Triwizard Tournament which he gave away to Fred and George for their venture as Harry believed that Cedric was the real winner.
Some honorable mentions that were excluded from the movies were-
Dumbledore’s calm approach towards Harry on discovering his name as the 4th champion in the Goblet of Fire against his shouting in the movie.
Barty Crouch Jr. being escaped from Azkaban by his father and switching his place in the cell with his mother.
Barty Crouch’s kiss with the Dementors.
Erasing the existence of Ludo Bagman.