Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
It’s dangerous times for Harry as he begins his fourth year at Hogwarts. Not only does he have a recurring nightmare about Voldemort, but someone has entered him into the life threatening Triwizard Tournament. Who’s behind all of this? Will Harry be able to complete the tournament’s tasks? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.

∙ At the beginning of the movie, the caretaker/Frank Bryce is in his kitchen. When the tea kettle is first shown, there is a brown tea kettle top sitting next to the left of the stove. But in the following front view of Frank, he’s holding the tea kettle, and the top is already on it.

∙ The Hogwarts students are sitting at the tables before the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students arrive. Harry is sitting on one side of the table with Ron sitting to his left. Seamus is sitting to the left of Ron. Hermione is sitting across the table with Ginny sitting to her left. Padma and Parvati Patil are sitting to Ginny’s left. Most of them are sitting in the same place throughout the scene. But when Mad-Eye Moody shows up, Seamus is sitting next to Hermione. A few moments later, after Dumbledore reveals the tournament’s age limit, there is a close-up of Ginny and the Patil sisters are now sitting on her right.

∙ Dumbledore is wearing silver beads in his beard. The two beads change position between the times Dumbledore introduces Barty Crouch and when he calls for “Silence” regarding the Triwizard Tournament. This happens again later in the movie, when Dumbledore is looking into the Pensieve after Harry has been chosen as a Triwizard champion. The beads change from being close together to farther apart between views of Dumbledore when Professor McGonagall says “since when do you accommodate the ministry” and the following front view of him.

∙ Mad-Eye Moody introduces himself to the students in their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class. When he writes his name on the blackboard, there is a line that connects the “M” and the “O” in his name. Later in the scene, the writing is slightly different and the two letters are no longer connected.

∙ Mad-Eye Moody turns Draco Malfoy into a ferret when he tries to cast a spell on Harry. During the scene, after McGonagall appears, Moody’s walking stick is pointing straight up. When Moody starts to chase Malfoy, the stick is moved to the left. A few moments later, when Moody yells “I can tell you stories about your father…”, the walking stick is back in its original position.

∙ Harry, Ron and Hermione are sitting at one of the tables in the Great Hall during class. Fred and George are sitting at the other side of the table and throw a note to Ron. When Ron first picks up the paper, the note has four lines and is written near the top of the page. But, in the close-up view of the paper, when Ron is reading it, the note now has three lines and is written towards the middle of the page.

∙ Harry falls into the Pensieve and lands beside Dumbledore. During a close-up of Harry when he is first sitting on the bench, a woman in a gray dress comes along and sits behind him. A few seconds later, during a front view of him and Dumbledore, the same woman in the gray dress can be seen sitting down behind him again.

∙ Professor Snape is talking to Harry after his conversation with Karkaroff. Snape shows Harry a bottle of the Veritaserum. At first, in a front view, Snape is holding the bottle near the middle. In the following side view, Snape is holding the bottle near the top. He’s holding the bottle near the middle again in the next front view.

∙ The third challenge of the Triwizard Tournament is about to begin. In a close-up view, Karkaroff can be seen behind Viktor Krum. Karkaroff’s hands are on Viktor’s shoulders. But in the following overhead view, he’s not touching Viktor and is farther away from him.

∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! After touching the Triwizard Cup, Cedric Diggory and Harry are transported to a graveyard. After Wormtail uses the Avada Kedavra spell on him, Cedric lands on the ground with his face looking straight up. When Voldemort rises, Cedric’s head is tilted toward the left. It’s still pointed left when Voldemort asks for his wand. Cedric’s head is back in its original position when Voldemort is first talking to the Death Eaters.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2004) stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Brendan Gleeson, Timothy Spall, David Tennant, Mark Williams, Robert Pattinson, Stanislav Ianevski, Clemence Poesy, Predrag Bjelac, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, and Tom Felton. It runs 142 minutes and is rated PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language.

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