[MA-SOC] Harry Potter 4, *SPOILERS* for those who haven't seen/read it!

Oneirophile at aol.com Oneirophile at aol.com
Sun Dec 11 19:39:25 EST 2005


In a message dated 12/11/2005 7:07:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
nyanimefool at gmail.com writes:

Ok, so  uh, what's the big change they spoke of at the end of the movie?   Cho
is a Hogwarts student right?  And what's the big deal about  saying
Voldemort's name?
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JILL'S  REPLY -- Scroll down if you've seen *and* read GOBLET OF FIRE:
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(a)  In the book, both Beauxbatons and Durmstrang are co-ed  schools.  In the 
film -- to emphasize the Yin vs. Yang aspects (and in all  probability to 
make costume choice easier) -- Beauxbatons is all-female and  Durmstrang is 
all-male.
 
(b)  Yes, Cho is indeed a Hogwarts student.  She just has  slightly more 
presence in the book.
 
(c)  Voldemort is almost universally referred to as You-Know-Who by  most of 
the characters in the book -- but not by Harry, who has no qualms about  
calling him by name.  Most likely because use of the euphemism is a sign of  fear, 
which Harry deplores.
 
(d)  In the book, there is a non-essential but significant subplot  
concerning Hagrid and Mme Maxime (of Beauxbatons).  Hagrid is half-giant  and makes no 
effort to conceal it; Mme Maxime, however, denies her  own giant heritage and 
is deeply offended when Hagrid implies they have  this in common.  This entire 
subplot is omitted from the film.
 
(e)  The book states explicitly that Severus Snape had once been a  
Death-Eater.... this becomes very significant in ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and  especially 
HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.  In the film, it is merely suggested, and not  too clearly 
either -- in the scene where Harry walks in on Kharkarov  showing Snape his 
Dark Mark.
 
There are several other differences as well, which my defective memory  
doesn't register at the moment.  But those are the most obvious ones.
 
Peace, Potions, and Pocky,
The Jillster
(Pottertaku, member of Hogwarts Local NYC,
 and fan of both the books and the films)
 
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