Marietta Edgecombe• Character
Marietta Edgecombe was a friend of Cho Chang’s with curly, reddish-blonde hair. Marietta was dragged to D.A. meetings by Cho and signed her name to the parchment that listed members of the group (OP16). However, when she later betrayed the group to Umbridge in order to protect her mother’s… Read MoreEducational Decree Number Twenty-eight
Rules and laws
This decree allowed Dolores Umbridge to replace Albus Dumbledore as Headmaster of Hogwarts (OP28). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreEmotional Range of a Teaspoon• Quote
“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” said Hermione nastily, picking up her quill again. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 —… Read MoreEnchanted Tea Set
Furniture and household items
Tea sets are amongst the many Muggle artifacts to have been enchanted with disastrous effects. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreEngland's 1966 World Cup Win• Event
The 1966 FIFA World Cup win by England over Germany in Muggle football may have been influenced by the then Minister for Magic, Nobby Leach. Leach was the first Muggle-born to be appointed as Minister for Magic and was suspected of using magic to ensure the… Read MoreSix errors in the Harry Potter films that confuse fans• Podcast Episode
I love the Harry Potter films. I have dear friends who worked on them. I was on the set during the filming of Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman even told me that they used the Lexicon "every day" while they created the films. So don't mistake what I'm about to say for anything but loving criticism.
The films are nothing more than very expensive fan fiction. They're made-up stories closely based on the Harry Potter books, created by people who are massive Harry Potter fans and who care very deeply about "getting it right," but who, for one reason or another, changed a lot of things. Sometimes they changed things for very good reasons. Sometimes, though, they seem to have changed things for no particular reason at all. I can't explain it, but there you go.
However, for a lot of people, the films are Harry Potter. They've never read the books, or barely read them anyway. As far as they're concerned, Dementors attacked Harry and Dudley in an underpass below a highway. Snape died in a boathouse. And Harry fought Voldemort in an extended, violent duel at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, punctuated by clever bon mots and death-defying falls from high places.
But oh well. I really don't care. At least they're Potter fans! The more the merrier! Just do me a favor ... don't send me any more emails telling me that I screwed up on the Lexicon when I write that: Read More