History Film / HarryPotter

25th Apr '17 1:08:18 PM Ciara25
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The films are established as taking place in the same era as the books -- 1991-1998 -- but the characters usually dress in 2000s era Muggle fashions in the later films. The films also show things like Oyster card readers (not introduced until 2003) and at one point Death Eaters blow up London's Millennium Bridge - which wasn't completed until 2000.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The films are established as taking place in the same era as the books -- 1991-1998 -- (1991-1998) but the characters usually dress in 2000s era Muggle fashions in the later films. The films also show things like Oyster card readers (not introduced until 2003) and at one point Death Eaters blow up London's Millennium Bridge - which -- which, as the name suggests, wasn't completed until 2000.2000, and wasn't actually put into constant use until ''2002.''
8th Apr '17 8:07:38 PM DustSnitch
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: As Katie Couric pointed out in a TV special about the making of the first film, ''Harry Potter'' breaks both rules rather spectacularly. Chris Columbus has said that the first film is full of cuts because the kids would so often ruin takes by laughing, looking into the camera, etc. He was therefore quite impressed that the main trio had progressed enough to be able to do TheOner in later films. And, of course, the UK's child actor laws provided the inconvenience of only being able to use their lead actors for four hours per day while they were still underage. The Great Hall scenes were especially difficult, as they combined the difficulty of working with children and the difficulty of working with crowds.
8th Apr '17 8:07:06 PM DustSnitch
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Has its own page.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Has its own page.[[AdaptationalAttractiveness/HarryPotter page]].



** Happens inadvertently to Narcissa Malfoy. The films keep her worrying for her son's life and [[spoiler: betraying Voldemort]] at the end but leave out scenes showing her haughty racism and general {{rich bitch}} attitude before her HeelFaceTurn.

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** Happens inadvertently to Narcissa Malfoy. The films keep her worrying for her son's life and [[spoiler: betraying [[spoiler:betraying Voldemort]] at the end but leave out scenes showing her haughty racism and general {{rich bitch}} attitude before her HeelFaceTurn.



* CompressedAdaptation: Every film from ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' on. [[DoorStopper Can't really be helped, though: there's just too much plot to stuff into a movie]].

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* CompressedAdaptation: Every film from ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' on.on cuts a significant amount of scenes, characters, and sub-plots from the books. [[DoorStopper Can't really be helped, though: there's just too much plot to stuff into a movie]].



* GrandFinale: The two ''Deathly Hallows'' movies.

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* GrandFinale: The two ''Deathly Hallows'' movies.



* IfYouCanReadThis: The ''Daily Prophet''.

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* %%* IfYouCanReadThis: The ''Daily Prophet''.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Tom Felton has had his feelings hurt a few times by children in real life reacting negatively to him on the street.



* MultiPartEpisode: ''Deathly Hallows''



* SnowMeansLove: ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' adds an InnocentInnuendo to a snowy, wintry scene between Ron and Hermione.

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* SnowMeansLove: SnowMeansLove:
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''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' adds an InnocentInnuendo to a snowy, wintry scene between Ron and Hermione.



* SpecialEffectBranding: When Apparating, Death Eaters are dark smoke and Order members are streaks of white light. Don't ask why (as the more standard one from the books also appears), but it [[RuleOfCool looks cool]]. Also falls under ColorCodedCharacters.
** It's actually different from Apparating, which is still instant. It's more like flight.
** A more justified example in that the ([[AmbitionIsEvil Slytherin to a man]]) villains tend to use a lot of green Avada Kedavra spells, while the (almost entirely Gryffindor) heroes stick to red Expelliarmus and Stupefy spells.

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* SpecialEffectBranding: SpecialEffectBranding:
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When Apparating, Death Eaters are dark smoke and Order members are streaks of white light. Don't ask why (as the more standard one from the books also appears), but it [[RuleOfCool looks cool]]. Also falls under ColorCodedCharacters.
** It's actually different from Apparating, which is still instant. It's more like flight.
** A more justified example in that the
The ([[AmbitionIsEvil Slytherin to a man]]) villains tend to use a lot of green Avada Kedavra spells, while the (almost entirely Gryffindor) heroes stick to red Expelliarmus and Stupefy spells.



** The maximized version of the ''Patronus'' charm, as cast by Harry in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' and [[spoiler:Aberforth during ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'']] to ward off mass quantities of Dementors, also has this visual effect.

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** The maximized version of the ''Patronus'' charm, as cast by Harry in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' and [[spoiler:Aberforth Aberforth during ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'']] 2'' to ward off mass quantities of Dementors, also has this visual effect.



** Anothere trailer shows Harry [[spoiler:in the Forbidden Forest talking to his mother, father, Sirius, and Lupin, who are all supposed to be dead, but now brought back to life by the Resurrection Stone!]]

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** Anothere Another trailer shows Harry [[spoiler:in the Forbidden Forest talking to his mother, father, Sirius, and Lupin, who are all supposed to be dead, but now brought back to life by the Resurrection Stone!]]
14th Mar '17 7:53:10 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Many characters are given intentionally unattractive descriptions in the books, but are played by considerably more good-looking actors.
** In the earlier books, Hermione is described as being rather plain, having large buck teeth, until she had them magically shrunk in ''Goblet of Fire''; she is ''only'' portrayed as attractive from the Yule Ball (in that book) henceforth (see SheIsAllGrownUp and SheCleansUpNicely). Most characters are awed when they finally notice how beautiful she is at the dance. In the films, this [[EmmaWatson did not quite work out that way]].
** Snape is never portrayed with the sallow skin and greasy hair that he has in the books. Some of the illustrations for the earlier books also give him a very ugly beard, and others give him unsightly stubble, neither of which he has in the movies.
** Neville. In the books he's a meek, chubby {{foil}} to Dudley, and then his actor lost his light hair and all his baby fat and gained about three feet in height; in the words of [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Emperor Kuzco]], he has become a "hottie hot hottie!"
** Bellatrix, who in the books had lost her beauty after years in Azkaban prison, is played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the movies, and looks pretty damn good... except for her teeth.
** Dolores Umbridge, in the book, is described as being short, squat, and toad-like in features, which gives her an appearance as hideous as her personality. In the movie, she appears as an woman in her fifties with a relatively average (though still somewhat short) build and a faintly out-of-date hairstyle. She almost, but not quite, appears grandmotherly. [[BitchInSheepsClothing This creates a much greater contrast when it becomes apparent to viewers that she is probably more evil than Satan himself]].
** Luna transitions from somewhat plain and having slightly bugged-out eyes in the books to quite attractive in the films.
** Dudley, while quite tubby in the first few films (he's actually the largest he ever gets in the third one), seems to be merely stocky by the time the fifth movie rolls around (admittedly this happens in the book as well, as Dudley takes up boxing and becomes more muscular than fat). Harry Melling, the actor who portrays him, actually lost a great deal of weight in between the shooting of the fifth and seventh films (the Dursleys were left out of the sixth film entirely). According to interviews with the actor, the producers nearly died of shock when he showed up for filming a good seventy pounds lighter (likely more than they were envisioning for Dudley). Fortunately for him, instead of recasting, they stuffed him into a fat suit. Unfortunately, the effect wasn't quite what they wanted, and ultimately his scene with Harry at the beginning of ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'' was cut.
** Pansy Parkinson, in the books, is described as having "a face like a pug", but in the movies she looks not too bad. Then again, she's being described by Gryffindors, [[UnreliableNarrator so maybe that's a jaundiced account.]]
** While Mad-Eye Moody is not attractive by any means, he is certainly not nearly as ugly as he is in the books. Somewhat more (meta) justified than many of the other examples, as his appearance in the books was the result of a ''lot'' of scars, which would have been, at the very least, expensive and time-consuming to portray on film.
** Bill Weasley, in ''Half-Blood Prince'', is scarred to the point of being described as only slightly less mangled-looking than Mad-Eye Moody, but in the film he only has slight scratches on his face. (Mad-Eye Moody and Bill Weasley are played respectively by father and son Brendan Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson, so the comparison comes as appropriate.)

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Many characters are given intentionally unattractive descriptions in the books, but are played by considerably more good-looking actors.
** In the earlier books, Hermione is described as being rather plain, having large buck teeth, until she had them magically shrunk in ''Goblet of Fire''; she is ''only'' portrayed as attractive from the Yule Ball (in that book) henceforth (see SheIsAllGrownUp and SheCleansUpNicely). Most characters are awed when they finally notice how beautiful she is at the dance. In the films, this [[EmmaWatson did not quite work out that way]].
** Snape is never portrayed with the sallow skin and greasy hair that he has in the books. Some of the illustrations for the earlier books also give him a very ugly beard, and others give him unsightly stubble, neither of which he has in the movies.
** Neville. In the books he's a meek, chubby {{foil}} to Dudley, and then his actor lost his light hair and all his baby fat and gained about three feet in height; in the words of [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Emperor Kuzco]], he has become a "hottie hot hottie!"
** Bellatrix, who in the books had lost her beauty after years in Azkaban prison, is played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the movies, and looks pretty damn good... except for her teeth.
** Dolores Umbridge, in the book, is described as being short, squat, and toad-like in features, which gives her an appearance as hideous as her personality. In the movie, she appears as an woman in her fifties with a relatively average (though still somewhat short) build and a faintly out-of-date hairstyle. She almost, but not quite, appears grandmotherly. [[BitchInSheepsClothing This creates a much greater contrast when it becomes apparent to viewers that she is probably more evil than Satan himself]].
** Luna transitions from somewhat plain and having slightly bugged-out eyes in the books to quite attractive in the films.
** Dudley, while quite tubby in the first few films (he's actually the largest he ever gets in the third one), seems to be merely stocky by the time the fifth movie rolls around (admittedly this happens in the book as well, as Dudley takes up boxing and becomes more muscular than fat). Harry Melling, the actor who portrays him, actually lost a great deal of weight in between the shooting of the fifth and seventh films (the Dursleys were left out of the sixth film entirely). According to interviews with the actor, the producers nearly died of shock when he showed up for filming a good seventy pounds lighter (likely more than they were envisioning for Dudley). Fortunately for him, instead of recasting, they stuffed him into a fat suit. Unfortunately, the effect wasn't quite what they wanted, and ultimately his scene with Harry at the beginning of ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'' was cut.
** Pansy Parkinson, in the books, is described as having "a face like a pug", but in the movies she looks not too bad. Then again, she's being described by Gryffindors, [[UnreliableNarrator so maybe that's a jaundiced account.]]
** While Mad-Eye Moody is not attractive by any means, he is certainly not nearly as ugly as he is in the books. Somewhat more (meta) justified than many of the other examples, as his appearance in the books was the result of a ''lot'' of scars, which would have been, at the very least, expensive and time-consuming to portray on film.
** Bill Weasley, in ''Half-Blood Prince'', is scarred to the point of being described as only slightly less mangled-looking than Mad-Eye Moody, but in the film he only has slight scratches on his face. (Mad-Eye Moody and Bill Weasley are played respectively by father and son Brendan Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson, so the comparison comes as appropriate.)
Has its own page.



* AdaptationalVillainy

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Oh boy, here we go:
** The ''Order of the Phoenix'' film keeps the plot point that no-one believes Harry about Voldemort. But, because some plot points were edited out of the ''Goblet of Fire'' film and never reinstated, viewers never know ''why'' no-one believes Harry beyond Fudge's complete denial of the facts and using Sirius as TheScapegoat.
** Speaking of ''Goblet of Fire'', people who have not read the books would think that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr.]] would fit under ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, given his absence from later films. [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream His soul was sucked out by a Dementor]].]]
** The Fidelius charm is never introduced in the films, so certain things go unexplained.
** A scene explaining the Taboo (Ron mentions hearing about it in the Ministry) was cut from ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'', so it's never explained despite its effects showing up in two plot-critical moments (the book-verbatim Death Eater attack in the café, and a new change to the Lovegood house scene where Xenophilius says Voldemort's name to summon Death Eaters), making them seem like DiabolusExMachina rather than a jinx. It also saves the writers some trouble, because through the movies they have been downright spotty about wizards saying Voldemort's name, a feature which was important in the books.
** Fudge is never shown to be directly dismissed. The Minister of Magic makes no appearance in the sixth movie, and the seventh just puts a new Minister in office without explanation, except for the ''small'' fact that one of the headlines seen at the end of the fifth film reads "[[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/File:Minister_to_Resign.JPG Minister to resign?]]".
** The reason why Harry doesn't realize [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot is possessed by Nagini]] in the seventh film is because he is a Parselmouth -- snake-talk appears to him as human speech, unlike the gibberish it is to others. In the movie, we hear him and [[spoiler:possessed Bathilda]] talk in Parseltongue from an observer's viewpoint.
** The scene in ''Half-Blood Prince'' where Dumbledore explains what the Horcruxes might be is cut. Creator/CleolindaJones' [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/20930.html Movies in 15 Minutes]] [[TheAbridgedSeries abridgement]] lampshades this by claiming You-Know-Who was just being smart.
** The material is re-introduced in several ways in ''Hallows Part 2'': merely knowing that Bellatrix was afraid of what they might have taken from her vault lets him know a Horcrux is there, and once they get inside, Harry's scar gives him a SpiderSense, letting him track down the object in question ([[spoiler:a cup, theoretically Helga Hufflepuff's but maybe anybody's]]). This same ability allows him to [[spoiler:learn that Nagini is a Horcrux, and another is connected to Rowena Ravenclaw]], and later to sense the presence of [[spoiler:the diadem]] in [[spoiler:the Room of Requirement]], hidden [[spoiler:in a velvet jewel box instead of sitting on a warlock statue]].
** Dumbledore is set up over the course of ''Parts 1'' and ''2'' as being not as kind and fatherly as he appeared. Now, in the book, all of this finally comes together and Dumbledore is revealed to still have been a good man who in the end [[spoiler:essentially arranges Voldemort's downfall]]. But in the movie, most of [[spoiler:his conversation with Harry at King's Cross]] is cut, and the subplot is left dangling. (Conversely, most of the explicit references to Dumbledore's dark side, such as [[spoiler: his brief alliance with Grindelwald]] and [[spoiler: his complicity in the death of his sister]], don't get a mention either, so all that's left are a few vague hints of wrongdoing.)
** Remus and Tonks in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene in ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'': Tonks is apparently about to announce her pregnancy too, but is interrupted. Their relationship is not mentioned again, until the resurrection stone scene when Harry is magically aware of Teddy's existence.
** Any scene pertaining to the introduction of the two-way mirrors is left out, leaving it to turn up apparently randomly at various points in the last few films. Its function is given an "explanation" in ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'', but you are never told why Harry has it.
* AdaptationInducedPlothole: Many.
** In the first book, Harry passes out before Quirrell dies, but in the film, Quirrell dies right in front of him, and yet Harry still can't see the Thestrals (which appear invisibly in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'') until after also seeing Cedric Diggory get murdered in the fourth film.
** In the third film, after Harry falls off his broom in the Quidditch match. In the book (and the video game), Harry sees a black dog that he believes to be the Grim watching him from some empty seats. In the film, Harry inexplicably instead sees the outlines of the Grim appear in the sky. This would theoretically make sense if the Grim he had been spotting before was really a mystical omen of death and not [[spoiler:the Animagus form of Sirius Black, as we later find out]].
** The circumstances of Lupin preventing Harry from performing the Ridikkulus charm against the Boggart in the third film are changed, so that instead of stopping Harry before he confronts the Boggart, Lupin steps in after he has already seen it transform into a Dementor before Harry. In and of itself, this is a fair change from the book that helps indicate Lupin's desire to protect Harry... but in a later scene, Lupin still tells Harry, as in the book, that he came between him and the Boggart because he feared it might take the form of Lord Voldemort, despite the fact that ''he clearly saw it transform into a Dementor''.
** The third movie never mentions who Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are. This caused confusion among some audience members during the fifth movie when Harry wrote a letter to "Padfoot" without mentioning his given name. Plus Pettigrew being referred to exclusively as "Wormtail" in the fourth film. And it's now a mystery how Lupin knows how the map works.
** Krum has MindControlEyes while under the Imperius Curse in the fourth film. In the seventh film, the curse is portrayed more like in the book; the Gringotts goblin just has a vacant smile. This could be {{Handwave}}'d by the fact that it was Harry who put the goblin under the curse, and he doesn't have as much experience at casting it, so it can't exert as much control on someone as Crouch did.
** Averted by J.K. Rowling herself, who stepped in after learning the fifth film would be cutting out the character Kreacher, and warned the crew that adapting book seven would be very problematic if he hadn't appeared before. However, so much of him was cut from ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'' and completely cut from ''Part 2'' that they might as well have removed him completely.
** In the sixth book, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Magic briefly discuss a terrorist attack by Death Eaters against an unnamed bridge that kills several Muggles. The film actually shows the attack, setting it in London's famous Millennium Bridge... forgetting that the scene is supposed to take place in mid-1997, whereas construction on the real-life Millennium Bridge began in 1998 and it wasn't opened to the public until 2000.
** In the sixth film, Malfoy's entire year of planning is shown to be pointless at the end of the film. The Death Eaters merely show up and stand there doing nothing, while in the book it was imperative that the Death Eaters enter Hogwarts in order to hold off all the members of the Order of the Phoenix guarding Hogwarts so Draco could finish his job (there would have been an amazing battle scene as a result). In the film, the battle doesn't happen and the Death Eaters just walk out.
** In the sixth film, Draco disarms Dumbledore. This is a key moment in the series that is revealed to be [[spoiler:the only part of Dumbledore's master plan that went wrong]], yet Dumbledore just lets himself be disarmed without defending himself. In the book, the only reason he was disarmed is because he sacrificed his chance to defend himself to immobilize Harry, who was wearing his invisibility cloak. Kind of makes Dumbledore seem like a total idiot.
** In ''Deathly Hallows - Part 1'', Dobby tells Ron that it's nice to see him "again", despite the fact that in the continuity of the films, Dobby was never seen meeting Ron before this moment (although it is possible they met off-screen).
** The final movie removes Dumbledore's explanation of why [[spoiler:Voldemort's Killing Curse in the forest failed to work on Harry]], leaving [[spoiler:his survival (and why it ''had'' to be Voldemort himself who cast the curse)]] a mystery with no "movie-canon" explanation. While it does explicitly explain why the [[spoiler:Elder Wand wouldn't work properly for Voldemort]] in the film (and [[spoiler:the failure of the Killing Curse]] could be explained simply by that), and Dumbledore also mentions that [[spoiler:Voldemort's SoulFragment]] is now gone (implying it might have served as PlotArmor), a question mark is still left behind on the completeness of the answer compared with the book's. (Then again, YMMV on whether or not adding [[spoiler: "And Voldemort's got your blood in him which means you're still protecting by your mother's sacrifice"]] really adds anything to the explanation: JK Rowling herself stated that [[spoiler: Harry's survival]] has as much to do with personal choice as the mechanics involved.)

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Oh boy, here we go:
** The ''Order of the Phoenix'' film keeps the plot point that no-one believes Harry about Voldemort. But, because some plot points were edited out of the ''Goblet of Fire'' film and never reinstated, viewers never know ''why'' no-one believes Harry beyond Fudge's complete denial of the facts and using Sirius as TheScapegoat.
** Speaking of ''Goblet of Fire'', people who have not read the books would think that [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr.]] would fit under ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, given his absence from later films. [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream His soul was sucked out by a Dementor]].]]
** The Fidelius charm is never introduced in the films, so certain things go unexplained.
** A scene explaining the Taboo (Ron mentions hearing about it in the Ministry) was cut from ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'', so it's never explained despite
Has [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication/HarryPotter its effects showing up in two plot-critical moments (the book-verbatim Death Eater attack in the café, and a new change to the Lovegood house scene where Xenophilius says Voldemort's name to summon Death Eaters), making them seem like DiabolusExMachina rather than a jinx. It also saves the writers some trouble, because through the movies they have been downright spotty about wizards saying Voldemort's name, a feature which was important in the books.
** Fudge is never shown to be directly dismissed. The Minister of Magic makes no appearance in the sixth movie, and the seventh just puts a new Minister in office without explanation, except for the ''small'' fact that one of the headlines seen at the end of the fifth film reads "[[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/File:Minister_to_Resign.JPG Minister to resign?]]".
** The reason why Harry doesn't realize [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot is possessed by Nagini]] in the seventh film is because he is a Parselmouth -- snake-talk appears to him as human speech, unlike the gibberish it is to others. In the movie, we hear him and [[spoiler:possessed Bathilda]] talk in Parseltongue from an observer's viewpoint.
** The scene in ''Half-Blood Prince'' where Dumbledore explains what the Horcruxes might be is cut. Creator/CleolindaJones' [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/20930.html Movies in 15 Minutes]] [[TheAbridgedSeries abridgement]] lampshades this by claiming You-Know-Who was just being smart.
** The material is re-introduced in several ways in ''Hallows Part 2'': merely knowing that Bellatrix was afraid of what they might have taken from her vault lets him know a Horcrux is there, and once they get inside, Harry's scar gives him a SpiderSense, letting him track down the object in question ([[spoiler:a cup, theoretically Helga Hufflepuff's but maybe anybody's]]). This same ability allows him to [[spoiler:learn that Nagini is a Horcrux, and another is connected to Rowena Ravenclaw]], and later to sense the presence of [[spoiler:the diadem]] in [[spoiler:the Room of Requirement]], hidden [[spoiler:in a velvet jewel box instead of sitting on a warlock statue]].
** Dumbledore is set up over the course of ''Parts 1'' and ''2'' as being not as kind and fatherly as he appeared. Now, in the book, all of this finally comes together and Dumbledore is revealed to still have been a good man who in the end [[spoiler:essentially arranges Voldemort's downfall]]. But in the movie, most of [[spoiler:his conversation with Harry at King's Cross]] is cut, and the subplot is left dangling. (Conversely, most of the explicit references to Dumbledore's dark side, such as [[spoiler: his brief alliance with Grindelwald]] and [[spoiler: his complicity in the death of his sister]], don't get a mention either, so all that's left are a few vague hints of wrongdoing.)
** Remus and Tonks in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene in ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'': Tonks is apparently about to announce her pregnancy too, but is interrupted. Their relationship is not mentioned again, until the resurrection stone scene when Harry is magically aware of Teddy's existence.
** Any scene pertaining to the introduction of the two-way mirrors is left out, leaving it to turn up apparently randomly at various points in the last few films. Its function is given an "explanation" in ''Deathly Hallows Part 2'', but you are never told why Harry has it.
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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: Many.
** In the first book, Harry passes out before Quirrell dies, but in the film, Quirrell dies right in front of him, and yet Harry still can't see the Thestrals (which appear invisibly in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'') until after also seeing Cedric Diggory get murdered in the fourth film.
** In the third film, after Harry falls off his broom in the Quidditch match. In the book (and the video game), Harry sees a black dog that he believes to be the Grim watching him from some empty seats. In the film, Harry inexplicably instead sees the outlines of the Grim appear in the sky. This would theoretically make sense if the Grim he had been spotting before was really a mystical omen of death and not [[spoiler:the Animagus form of Sirius Black, as we later find out]].
** The circumstances of Lupin preventing Harry from performing the Ridikkulus charm against the Boggart in the third film are changed, so that instead of stopping Harry before he confronts the Boggart, Lupin steps in after he has already seen it transform into a Dementor before Harry. In and of itself, this is a fair change from the book that helps indicate Lupin's desire to protect Harry... but in a later scene, Lupin still tells Harry, as in the book, that he came between him and the Boggart because he feared it might take the form of Lord Voldemort, despite the fact that ''he clearly saw it transform into a Dementor''.
** The third movie never mentions who Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are. This caused confusion among some audience members during the fifth movie when Harry wrote a letter to "Padfoot" without mentioning his given name. Plus Pettigrew being referred to exclusively as "Wormtail" in the fourth film. And it's now a mystery how Lupin knows how the map works.
** Krum has MindControlEyes while under the Imperius Curse in the fourth film. In the seventh film, the curse is portrayed more like in the book; the Gringotts goblin just has a vacant smile. This could be {{Handwave}}'d by the fact that it was Harry who put the goblin under the curse, and he doesn't have as much experience at casting it, so it can't exert as much control on someone as Crouch did.
** Averted by J.K. Rowling herself, who stepped in after learning the fifth film would be cutting out the character Kreacher, and warned the crew that adapting book seven would be very problematic if he hadn't appeared before. However, so much of him was cut from ''Deathly Hallows Part 1'' and completely cut from ''Part 2'' that they might as well have removed him completely.
** In the sixth book, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Magic briefly discuss a terrorist attack by Death Eaters against an unnamed bridge that kills several Muggles. The film actually shows the attack, setting it in London's famous Millennium Bridge... forgetting that the scene is supposed to take place in mid-1997, whereas construction on the real-life Millennium Bridge began in 1998 and it wasn't opened to the public until 2000.
** In the sixth film, Malfoy's entire year of planning is shown to be pointless at the end of the film. The Death Eaters merely show up and stand there doing nothing, while in the book it was imperative that the Death Eaters enter Hogwarts in order to hold off all the members of the Order of the Phoenix guarding Hogwarts so Draco could finish his job (there would have been an amazing battle scene as a result). In the film, the battle doesn't happen and the Death Eaters just walk out.
** In the sixth film, Draco disarms Dumbledore. This is a key moment in the series that is revealed to be [[spoiler:the only part of Dumbledore's master plan that went wrong]], yet Dumbledore just lets himself be disarmed without defending himself. In the book, the only reason he was disarmed is because he sacrificed his chance to defend himself to immobilize Harry, who was wearing his invisibility cloak. Kind of makes Dumbledore seem like a total idiot.
** In ''Deathly Hallows - Part 1'', Dobby tells Ron that it's nice to see him "again", despite the fact that in the continuity of the films, Dobby was never seen meeting Ron before this moment (although it is possible they met off-screen).
** The final movie removes Dumbledore's explanation of why [[spoiler:Voldemort's Killing Curse in the forest failed to work on Harry]], leaving [[spoiler:his survival (and why it ''had'' to be Voldemort himself who cast the curse)]] a mystery with no "movie-canon" explanation. While it does explicitly explain why the [[spoiler:Elder Wand wouldn't work properly for Voldemort]] in the film (and [[spoiler:the failure of the Killing Curse]] could be explained simply by that), and Dumbledore also mentions that [[spoiler:Voldemort's SoulFragment]] is now gone (implying it might have served as PlotArmor), a question mark is still left behind on the completeness of the answer compared with the book's. (Then again, YMMV on whether or not adding [[spoiler: "And Voldemort's got your blood in him which means you're still protecting by your mother's sacrifice"]] really adds anything to the explanation: JK Rowling herself stated that [[spoiler: Harry's survival]] has as much to do with personal choice as the mechanics involved.)
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7th Mar '17 9:07:57 AM SunriseWarrior
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Most characters are given intentionally unattractive descriptions in the books but are played by considerably more good-looking actors.
** in the earlier books, Hermione is described as being rather plain, having large buck teeth, until she had them magically shrunk in ''Goblet of Fire''; she is ''only'' portrayed as attractive from the Yule Ball (in that book) henceforth (see SheIsAllGrownUp and SheCleansUpNicely). Most characters are awed when they finally notice how beautiful she is at the dance. In the films, this [[EmmaWatson did not quite work out that way]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Most Many characters are given intentionally unattractive descriptions in the books books, but are played by considerably more good-looking actors.
** in In the earlier books, Hermione is described as being rather plain, having large buck teeth, until she had them magically shrunk in ''Goblet of Fire''; she is ''only'' portrayed as attractive from the Yule Ball (in that book) henceforth (see SheIsAllGrownUp and SheCleansUpNicely). Most characters are awed when they finally notice how beautiful she is at the dance. In the films, this [[EmmaWatson did not quite work out that way]].



** ''Neville'': In the books he's a meek, chubby {{foil}} to Dudley, and then his actor lost his light hair and all his baby fat and gained about three feet in height; in the words of [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Emperor Kuzco]], he has become a "hottie hot hottie!"

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** ''Neville'': Neville. In the books he's a meek, chubby {{foil}} to Dudley, and then his actor lost his light hair and all his baby fat and gained about three feet in height; in the words of [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Emperor Kuzco]], he has become a "hottie hot hottie!"
6th Mar '17 9:07:59 AM hullflyer
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* AdaptationalWimp: The films have been accused of doing this to Ron. For example, in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book]], Ron and Harry are trapped by a monstrous plant, and Hermione has to save them; she panics so much that she [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgets about her powers]], and Ron is the one to angrily remind her of what she can do. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone the film]] Ron almost dies because ''he'' panics, and Hermione basically figures out how to save him herself, all while acting relatively calm.

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* AdaptationalWimp: The films have been accused of doing this to Ron. For example, in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book]], Ron and Harry are trapped by a monstrous plant, and Hermione has to save them; she panics so much that she [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgets about her powers]], and Ron is the one to angrily remind her of what she can do. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone the film]] Ron almost dies because ''he'' panics, and Hermione basically figures out how to save him herself, all while acting relatively calm.[[note]]The change was likely made to avoid the cliche of the only woman being the one who panics. It's a nice gesture, but takes away one of Ron's better moments.[[/note]]
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** While Mad-Eye Moody is not attractive by any means, he is certainly not nearly as ugly as he is in the books.

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** While Mad-Eye Moody is not attractive by any means, he is certainly not nearly as ugly as he is in the books. Somewhat more (meta) justified than many of the other examples, as his appearance in the books was the result of a ''lot'' of scars, which would have been, at the very least, expensive and time-consuming to portray on film.
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** In the books, Severus Snape is a {{Jerkass}}, plain and simple. In the movies, he's still unpleasant, but many of his nastier moments are toned down or removed, and he also has a few PetTheDog moments, such as [[spoiler: shielding Harry, Ron and Hermione, the three students he ''despises'', from werewolf Lupin, putting his own life at risk in the process]].

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** In the books, Severus Snape is a {{Jerkass}}, plain and simple. In the movies, he's still unpleasant, unpleasant and occasionally mean, but many of his nastier moments are toned down or removed, and he also has a few PetTheDog moments, such as [[spoiler: shielding Harry, Ron and Hermione, the three students he ''despises'', from werewolf Lupin, putting his own life at risk in the process]].
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Discussion has been going on among fans about the possibility of remakes in the future. Time will tell.
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** Scabior receives more screen time in the seventh film then he does in the books with him just appearing in the two scenes in the book while in the movie he appears as early as the first Malfoy Manor scene. Plus the film seems to treat him as a Death Eater rather then a snatcher that he is in the book

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** In the books, Scabior receives more screen time is featured in only two scenes, while in the seventh film then he does in the books with him just receives significantly more screen time, appearing in the two scenes in the book while in the movie he appears as early as the first Malfoy Manor scene. Plus the film seems to treat him as a Death Eater rather then a the snatcher that he is in the bookbook.



** The Quidditch matches in the first two films both have one.

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** The Quidditch matches in the first two films both have one.these.



* BodyHorror: In a departure from the books, every time a Horcrux is destroyed, Voldemort is weakened. He realizes what's going on after the Cup has been destroyed -- and once he's only left with [[spoiler:two]] anchors to keep him alive, ''his body starts necrotizing...''

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* BodyHorror: In a departure from the books, every time a Horcrux is destroyed, Voldemort is weakened. He realizes what's going on after the Cup has been destroyed -- and once he's only left with [[spoiler:two]] [[spoiler:only two]] anchors to keep him alive, ''his body starts necrotizing...''



** [[spoiler:Lupin's werewolf transformation is quite painful to look at. It's pretty accurate to the real werewolf transformation in mythology.]] At least Rowling did [[Creator/StephenieMeyer her homework.]]

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** [[spoiler:Lupin's werewolf transformation is quite painful to look at. It's pretty accurate to the real werewolf transformation in mythology.]] At least Rowling did [[Creator/StephenieMeyer did her homework.]]



** In the same movie, Ron after accidentally drinking a love potion. (Notice how both scenes are "under the influence"?)

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** In the same movie, Ron Ron, after accidentally drinking a love potion. (Notice how both scenes are "under the influence"?)



** Averted by choice. For the Mirror of Erised scene, Chris Columbus offered Rowling a cameo as Lily Potter. Jo politely refused, saying that it was best left for a real actor, and didn't want people to think she had written some SelfInsertFic. A rumour that she was the witch who, in ''Chamber of Secrets'', approaches Harry in Knockturn Alley ("not lost, are you my dear?") was quashed by Rowling on [[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/rumours_view.cfm?id=11 her website]], where she confirms that she was only ever offered the part of Lily. However, it does appear that she reversed the decision come film 6, where she can be seen on the cover of the magazine Dumbledore takes from the house due to the "knitting patterns."

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** Averted by choice. For the Mirror of Erised scene, Chris Columbus offered Rowling a cameo as Lily Potter. Jo politely refused, saying that it was best left for a real actor, and she didn't want people to think she had written some SelfInsertFic. A rumour that she was the witch who, in ''Chamber of Secrets'', approaches Harry in Knockturn Alley ("not lost, are you my dear?") was quashed by Rowling on [[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/rumours_view.cfm?id=11 her website]], where she confirms that she was only ever offered the part of Lily. However, it does appear that she reversed the decision come film 6, where she can be seen on the cover of the magazine Dumbledore takes from the house due to the "knitting patterns."



* DarkerAndEdgier: The later films got increasingly darker both in terms of the subject matter and the cinematography. The first two films was full of warm golds and reds, while the later films favours cold blues and ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' is almost artfully done in black and white. To further hammer this fact in, "Hedwig's Theme", which introduces each film, sounds slightly more eerie, shriller and more discordant in each consecutive film (the 4th movie shifted the theme to a minor key, and there it thankfully didn't stayed for the rest of the franchise; in ''Deathly Hallows'', the intro theme is drowned out halfway through by a reptilian screech). But after Voldemort was defeated in the last film, the vivid colours of the first movies ''don't'' return, reflecting the BittersweetEnding [[AnyoneCanDie resulting from multiple character deaths.]]
** At some points in the final three films the action, which is easy to see when watching in a dark cinema or room, is hard to see in a bright room with sunlight shining in.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The later films got increasingly darker both in terms of the subject matter and the of cinematography. The first two films was were full of warm golds and reds, while the later films favours favour cold blues blues, and ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' is almost artfully done in black and white. To further hammer this fact in, "Hedwig's Theme", which introduces each film, sounds slightly more eerie, shriller and more discordant in each consecutive film (the 4th movie shifted the theme to a minor key, and there it thankfully didn't stayed for the rest of the franchise; in ''Deathly Hallows'', the intro theme is drowned out halfway through by a reptilian screech). But after Voldemort was defeated in the last film, the vivid colours of the first movies ''don't'' return, reflecting the BittersweetEnding [[AnyoneCanDie resulting from multiple character deaths.]]
** At some points in the final three films films, the action, which is easy to see when watching in a dark cinema or room, is hard to see in a bright room with sunlight shining in.



** The dragon in Goblet of Fire

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** The dragon in Goblet of FireFire.



*** The Nazi-esque posters and pamphlets being printed from the same film. Another Nazi-esque bit of symbolism is [[spoiler:Bellatrix scarring Hermione's arm with "Mudblood", which is reminiscent of the serial numbers tattooed onto the forearms of interns in concentration camps]].

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*** The Nazi-esque posters and pamphlets being printed from in the same film. Another Nazi-esque bit of symbolism is [[spoiler:Bellatrix scarring Hermione's arm with the word "Mudblood", which is very reminiscent of the serial numbers tattooed onto the forearms of interns in concentration camps]].



*** Possible as another Nazi-esque reference, Both Bellatrix and Lucius have Azkaban numbers tattooed on their necks.

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*** Possible Possibly as another Nazi-esque reference, Both Bellatrix and Lucius have Azkaban numbers tattooed on their necks.



** House Slytherin (pronounced "Slither in") is an invocation of the trope since while it is considered the house of ambitious wizards, it also has the unfortunate reputation of being the house to produce evil wizards.

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** House Slytherin (pronounced "Slither in") is an invocation of the trope since trope, since, while it is considered the house of ambitious wizards, it also has the unfortunate reputation of being the house to produce evil wizards.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the eighth film, When gentle {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood yells '''"[[FullNameUltimatum Harry Potter]]! You listen to me right now!"''', you know she really means it.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the eighth film, When when gentle {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood yells '''"[[FullNameUltimatum Harry Potter]]! You listen to me right now!"''', you know she really means it.



** The eighth film has Molly's famous [[PrecisionFStrike line]] before she [[spoiler:kills Bellatrix who was attacking Ginny]]:

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** The eighth film has Molly's famous [[PrecisionFStrike line]] before she [[spoiler:kills Bellatrix Bellatrix, who was attacking Ginny]]:
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