Harry's initial scenes
on Privet Drive
and arrival at the Burrow.
Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
The Dursleys' role.
Several Weasleys, including
None of Cedric's
role in the previous year's Quidditch season
(which led to the Weasley boys'
Cedric in the book
as one of the architects of their only defeat) is referred to when
Cedric is first
Checking in first with Ministry officials upon arrival at the
Arthur's running commentary
prior to the World Cup,
Harry's introduction to
Crouch senior and
Ludo Bagman as shown in the
Ludo Bagman, including
the twins' bet with him
outcome of the World Cup.
The rest of Bagman's role
as a judge is transferred to
The Imperius Curse
evidently isn't involved.
HRH's walk through the campgrounds to get water prior to the match,
which included their first encounters in the story with
Cho and the other
in their year as well as
Krum's fame among
Quidditch fans. The
meeting on the
at the beginning of the year was also cut.
Narcissa Malfoy's role.
mascots, and leprechaun gold at the
World Cup, as well as
the actual World Cup match.
The house-elves' role,
See Switching Spells.
The theft of Harry's
wand and the explanation of
(Even after the duel it's not explained, just named.)
The week at the Burrow
after the match, including the introduction of
efforts to keep Mad-Eye Moody
from being arrested.
The skrewts and the real
The fake Moody's
for the second and third spiders in the demonstrations during his first class.
The Creevey brothers'
The points totals in the
and the canon obstacles of the
Sirius Black, according to
(who plays him) has
"'just a tiny, tiny little part in the next one (Goblet of Fire).
I'm just embers in the fire." All his appearances but his
were written out of the film.
visits were cut. Some of the background supplied by
GF27 in the book was moved to his
to Harry instead.
All the lessons for all
at the ball (that was in the deleted scenes, though).
Hagrid's quarrel with
Madame Maxime and
the scandal about his background.
Rita Skeeter's status as an
Krum's jealousy of
hostility toward Harry.
The Death Eaters'
pursuit of Harry through
Fudge's reaction to
and Dumbledore's subsequent
recall of the Order of the
Phoenix and orders to Snape.
The end of year journey on the
Crouch junior is not only
already free but present as himself in the opening scene at the
He is instructed to gather their "old comrades" by sending them
a sign, rather than casting
because of his own angry impulse to terrify them.
Harry subsequently recognizes
him after the
visions although in the book he had never seen him as himself before, in
vision or reality.
Harry's first nightmare about
events at the
takes place at the Burrow,
since the initial Privet Drive
scenes were omitted. He wakes up with
Hermione standing over
him, the order of their arrival having been reversed. In the book,
Hermione arrived at
the Burrow the
afternoon before Harry did, but
in the film she says that she arrived in the night
(apparently after the boys went to bed, since
Harry didn't know she'd arrived).
Arthur Weasley, when asked
where they're going when en route to the
World Cup, says that
he doesn't have the foggiest idea, rather than explaining how hard the
Ministry had to
work to make the arrangements.
The entire explanation of
is compressed to the introduction of the term by the
(rather than Arthur
with an accompanying explanation as in the book), and
as a result nearly fails to grab hold when the time comes.
The way the first
in the film doesn't tally with its description in the book:
Those using the
are shown talking to one another (though briefly) in transit.
The older members of the party are shown flying through the air upon their
arrival at the
terminus rather than simply arriving.
Upon their arrival at the World Cup campground, there are several
people flying openly on broomsticks (to name one instance of open
magic), rather than Ministry officials
fussing over such signs of magic as children barely hovering above
the grass on toy broomsticks.
The Weasleys' tent (a single one rather than a pair as in the book)
has already been set up before their arrival,
rather than the party having to set it up themselves.
The Weasleys are not
in the top box with Fudge
and the Malfoys in the film.
Ginny rather than
asks who Krum
is when he first takes the field at the World Cup.
The players rather than the mascots perform the pre-match entertainment
at the World Cup. The Irish side displays a glittering, animated
leprechaun image in the sky rather than a glittering shamrock formed
by leprechauns as in the book.
Fudge rather than
Bagman gives the
opening speech at the World Cup.
Percy are not at the World Cup,
Arthur doesn't suggest that
the older members of the family help the Ministry against the
Death Eaters, but
instead tries to get them all to a
to get out right away.
Harry is separated from
the entire party and knocked out during the post-match riot; his
wand is never stolen.
Molly giving the boys their new
dress robes. Instead, Ron receives
his by post (apparently not even
The Prophet article
about the riot is introduced by a copy being read by
Hermione on the
rather than by Molly on the
morning after the match.
Cho is first encountered in the story
on the Hogwarts Express
rather than on the World Cup campgrounds.
Harry writes the first letter
to Sirius only after the riot
and prodding by Hermione,
rather than immediately after the pre-match
dream and on his own initiative.
Consequently Hedwig is with him
on the Hogwarts Express
rather than off delivering his letter.
The Hogwarts students watch the arrival of their guests from the windows
of the Great Hall on the first day of term rather than from out on the
grounds just before Hallowe'en as in the book.
The students from
are introduced as "ladies", implying that there are no boys among
them, although at least two
boys were present in GF23.
The dancing and other seductive behaviours of the
Veela from the
World Cup from the book are transposed to the
students upon their arrival at Hogwarts.
Hagrid becoming so
distracted by Madame Maxime
when she first speaks to him at the high table that he stabs
Professor Flitwick in the
hand with a fork.
(In the book,
Madame Maxime spoke of
the care and handling of the
to Dumbledore when
Hagrid was not present.)
To demonstrate his ability to see out of the back of his head during
his first class, the fake Moody
chastises Seamus Finnigan
for sticking chewing gum under his desk rather than
Lavender Brown for holding
her horoscope under her desk to show to
The fake Moody's apparent
amusement at the behaviour of the spider under the
Imperius Curse -
in the book, he took the demonstration seriously throughout. (Also, in
the book the spider remained on his desk rather than being bounced off
the students - only the last spider in the book looked like it might
roll off the desk and hit a student).
In the film, Hermione
refuses to name the last
rather than stating the incantation as in the book. Also, in the book she and
the boys sought out Neville
to see if he was all right rather than running into him accidentally as
in the film.
The Weasley twins getting into
a fist fight when their trick fails to work, and the absence of their
friend Lee Jordan from their
Dumbledore's speech after
the selection of the first three champions emphasizes the competition rather
than the unifying aspects of the situation.
Dumbledore's rude remarks to
Madame Maxime in response
to her protest about Harry's
selection, and his subsequent accusatory and threatening behaviour toward
Crouch senior's statement that
the Goblet of Fire
itself constitutes a binding magical contract. (In fact, the placing of
a name within it is what constitutes the binding magical contract,
not the artifact itself.)
Sirius sends his first reply
to Harry not via
Hedwig but by another
owl. (The reluctance to use
Hedwig because of her
distinctive appearance is canon, though.)
The depiction of
as a face formed from the coals of the fire, rather than a disembodied
normal-looking head being visible in the flames.
The POTTER STINKS badges appear in the film after the
dragons' first appearance
rather than before.
Rather than Ron finding out about
the dragons only during the
first task, he finds
out before Harry does and
nevertheless still refuses to reconcile with
Harry until after the
first task, which
gives their falling out a much nastier aspect than in canon.
(Also, in the book Harry found
out about the dragons before
speaking with Sirius, not
Harry openly walks up to
Cedric and asks for
a word rather than arranging to speak to him more privately.
The ferret incident happens outdoors after the revelation of the
dragons rather than in the
before the fourth years' first Defence
Against the Dark Arts lesson of the term. Also, the incident blows up
not because of the
Prophet's coverage of
the Arthur's coverup of
Moody's involvement with the police
and Harry's counterattack about
Draco's mother, but
more from general stress.
The reference about knowing stories about a
Death Eater that would
make someone's hair curl is transferred from
Rita Skeeter speaking to HRH
to the fake Moody yelling
at Draco (who runs
away rather than being hauled before
up to the champions' tent just before the
first task for an
encouraging word and a hug, rather than drilling
Harry in the
all night beforehand. This leads to developing
Krum a little more, when
he tells off Rita Skeeter after
her subsequent photograph-taking ambush.
Harry waiting until after he's
attacked by the Horntail
to Summon his
The breaking of the
and her pursuit of Harry. This
ties in with the elimination of the real eggs from the plot; in the book
she would not as a nesting mother would have left them unprotected.
to tell Harry that the
champions open the dancing, and that he has no choice but to ask someone
quarrel with Ron after the dancing
doesn't end with her leaving the scene on a high note, but with him
The fake Moody rather than
the Weasley twins collects
Hermione before the
second task. As part
of writing out the house-elves'
role, he ensures that Neville is
thrown together with Harry at
that point to reveal the properties of
Fleur doesn't fight to return
to the water in the
Crouch senior's appearance
at the second task,
his talk about having no family, and his meeting with the
Crouch senior is simply found
dead in the forest rather
than disappearing, and the discovery of the body is presented differently.
Some of the content of Fudge's
disagreement with Dumbledore
is moved to their meeting at this point in the story.
Harry has no trouble getting into
although there is still a mention of
All the trials in the Pensieve
are compressed into a single trial.
up Crouch junior's name
along with the others; no
Dementors appear to be
privately rather than after
Snape's reference to
"You-Know-Who" rather than "the Dark Lord"
(which is the form he normally uses in referring to the man).
It's openly revealed before the
third task that
the fake Moody placed the
cup in the maze,
and its location is not necessarily the center of the
maze as in the book.
Also, it's said that the first person to touch the cup will be
"the winner" rather than merely
"receiving full points".
Harry actually finds
Fleur in the
maze rather than
just hearing her. He also recognizes that
Krum is bewitched, and
gets into a shoving match and footrace with
who-saved-who stakes are a bit less balanced between them in the film
than in the book.
Cedric have much
more time to react to the situation in the graveyard than in the book;
in the film, they could've escaped if
Cedric had done
what Harry said when he said it.
In the book, ordinary conjured ropes were used to bind
Harry rather than
an animated statue. (Looks cool, though.)
in the film differs somewhat from that in canon, he cuts
Harry more than once, and
doesn't seem as badly affected physically by his own sacrifice as in
The subsequent pyrotechnics were an added flourish for the film. Note
that Voldemort in the film
does not have to ask for robes after his rebirth; they appear by themselves.
Voldemort using the
expressions "attaboy" and "yeah" rather than keeping to
Harry breaks down after
returning with Cedric's
body rather than being unable to cry, and is not hustled away before
Amos Diggory arrives and
The fake Moody's
begins to wear off while he's still talking to
Harry; he is never knocked
unconscious, nor is he given the
Dementor's Kiss due to
Fudge's interference. The real
also conscious when he is found in the trunk (and nobody hops in to make
him more comfortable until he can be transferred to the
See Film 1 Switching Spells
regarding the cast.
Crouch junior in the film
has dark rather than straw-coloured hair.
Owls are shown carrying letters in
their beaks rather than having them bound to a leg as in the books.
(That'd be much harder on an owl
during a long journey...)
The winged horses
carriage don't appear to have palomino colouring (which would be gold
body colouring with white manes and tails), but instead the inverse
of that colouring. They don't seem to be the size of elephants as in canon,
but it's very hard to tell since they aren't shown close to anything that
would put them in a reliable perspective. Judging from the scene in which
they arrive at Hogwarts, there are nine (three on the left,
three on the right, two in the middle front and back) rather than twelve.
carriage on close examination appears to be powder-blue (which agrees
with canon), although the red and gold trim makes it difficult to see
this when the carriage is in motion.
Madame Maxime in the film
has red rather than black hair, doesn't arrive wearing elegant black satin,
and is noticeably taller than Hagrid
rather than being within an inch or so of his height.
Dumbledore's beard appears
more grey than white. This effect may be partly due to the fact that he
wears grey robes rather than deep green robes at the
Welcoming Feast and at the selection of the champions. See also
The singing of the Hogwarts
school song (which was omitted
from the first film) was filmed, though deleted, for this film.
It's much more polished on film than the singing of it was depicted in
(In the finished film it's sung impromptu just before the
Crouch senior's body.)
The size of the Goblet of Fire
and the manner of its presentation. In the book,
Dumbledore simply reached
into the casket and pulled it out, and the flames were the only unusual
aspect of its appearance.
is shown as part of a tower detached from the main building of the castle
rather than in
Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean
is switched for
Magical Water Plants of the Highland Lochs (which so far doesn't
exist in canon). This is part of writing out the
house-elves' role, which
involved giving Neville the
role of informing Harry about the
properties of Gillyweed.
Seamus Finnigan rather
than Neville is depicted as
being accident-prone, though with a different flavour (he says he thinks
fire is pretty fascinating, rather than being depressed by his difficulties).
The golden egg
is small enough to be held easily in one hand, and doesn't appear empty
when open and singing.
Placing Padma Patil in
her sister (she's in the
Gryffindor common room
with her sister rather than her sister being with
Lavender Brown when
Harry thinks of asking them),
and the fact that both sisters wear pink to the
Yule Ball instead of
one wearing pink and the other turquoise.
Hermione wears pink
to the Yule Ball rather than blue
as in the book. (The pink was worn by
Draco Malfoy's date, in the book.)
Cedric's clue isn't
given immediately after the
Yule Ball; he waits until two
days before the
takes place at night after the
rather than in Divination
shortly before the
third task, and
is more a confused memory of the first dream than a vision.
The mermaid in the
is part of a stained glass window rather than a portrait, and she's awake
during Harry's visit.
Harry) occasionally calling
Both Hermione and
Ginny look rather impressed
with Cedric when
he is first introduced.
The Quidditch World Cup campground
in the film is near the ocean.
Krum indulges in some
spectacularly dangerous pre-match stunt flying at the
Ron's passionate post-match
praise of Krum
(and the accompanying teasing by the other kids).
The detail of the Death Eaters'
masks looking like skulls (and Voldemort
ripping them off at his rebirthing party).
The coat of arms on the sail of the Durmstrang ship and its
The hair grip on Dumbledore's
beard and the rings on his hands.
Filch's interruption of
All the visiting Durmstrang students being male.
The acrobatics of the Durmstrang students upon their arrival
(and the flashy fire spell the last performer casts before
The fake Moody casting a
spell at the enchanted ceiling during his arrival.
The Weasley twins' tendency
to speak in unison. In the books, they often complete one another's
The fake Moody yelling that
he can hear across classrooms, and throwing chalk to emphasize the point.
The fake Moody's reference
to the Cruciatus Curse
as the "torture curse".
The stained glass windows in parts of the castle. (The rain making the
figures therein look as though they're weeping is a cool effect.)
The Age Line
is shown as a visible ring on the floor around the
Goblet of Fire.
The self-opening doors to the
antechamber off the Great Hall.
The depiction of the
antechamber off the Great Hall
Dumbledore's use of his
during his post-champion-selection conference with the teachers,
attitude toward the rules, and
Snape's suggestion that they
let matters unfold for the time being.
The "Glossys Silver Polish" in the broom cupboard during
Rita's first interview, and the
"Hogwarts field supplies" crates in the champions' tent
during the first task.
The levitation properties of the
(although in the books it does write by itself).
Dumbledore's instruction to
the fake Moody to watch over
Harry but not to let him know
(on the theory that knowing that he had someone watching over him would
Harry hanging out with
Neville by the
Ginny's presence alongside
Hagrid's comeback to
Harry's remark about his
hair with a remark about Harry's.
Dropping the ferret down Crabbe's
The fake Moody sticking out
his tongue at McGonagall
after her little lecture on inappropriate punishments. (In the book,
he dragged Draco off to speak
with his Head of House while
McGonagall remained behind;
in the film, she leaves and he stays.)
The fake Moody removing his
artificial leg to get comfortable.
The Weasley twins running a book
on the first task and
on the second task.
The Weasley twins egging on
The cannon at the Triwizard tasks.
The portraits in the
Gryffindor common room
joining in the applause for Harry,
and reacting to the
Snape hitting the kids who
talk when they're supposed to be studying.
Nigel, the young kid who delivers Ron's
dress robes, Ginny's remarks
that they're ghastly and she wouldn't wear them, and
Ron's reference to
"Great Aunt Tessie".
Dancing lessons for
(including Neville's subsequent
practicing) and the sling on
Harry's arm therein.
The ice sculptures at the
Yule Ball. The decor is reminiscent
of Fleur's description of
The carriages at the
Yule Ball in the deleted scenes.
Filch dancing with
The orchestra conducted by
Myrtle's remarks about
and her diving into the bath with
References to the
as the "Black Lake".
Neville's mentions of
Goshawk's Guide to Herbology (the author is canon, the book
isn't, at least so far),
to a wizard in Nepal who's growing gravity-resistant trees, and
to a debate among herbologists about the effectiveness of
fresh versus salt water.
inclusion among the
students (she appears among them at the end);
the attack after the rescue of the hostages;
The levitating toast racks in the
The levitating books in the
The fake Moody's mention of
summer internships at the Ministry
(and specifically the Department
of Mysteries) after the
The cage at the trials in the
Harry's reference to
"bubble juice" when questioned about
The brass band at the
third task, clearly
and conducted by Flitwick.
The cheerleading by the other
girls at the third task,
Krum's name painted on his
The self-sealing entrance of the
maze, and the
"losing yourself" aspects thereof.
From the gravestone:
birth year of 1905 and death year of 1943.
birth year of 1880, death year of 1943, and given name of Thomas.
birth year of 1883, death year of 1943, and given name of Mary.
Dumbledore's remarks on
how much he disliked the curtains in
when he was a student, and that he set them on fire when he himself
was a fourth year.