When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools – the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.
– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD synopsis
- Margery Mason, the food trolley witch in “Goblet of Fire”, passes away at age 100 - We are sad to report that Margery Mason, the food trolley witch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has passed away at the age of 100. A talented Shakespearean actress, Margery was also the former artistic director of Repertory Theater in Northern Ireland. Her talent and contribution to the acting world will be sorely missed.
- Fun Fact: Today (January 21) was the day Harry Potter opened and solved the clue of the Golden Egg - Eighteen years ago today, Harry Potter entered the prefects' bathroom on a tip from Cedric Diggory. He started the water running and submerged the mysterious Golden Egg in the bath at Moaning Myrtle's suggestion, for she had seen the other boy do the same.
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Best Achievement in Art Direction
Stuart Craig (art director)
Stephanie McMillan (set decorator)
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Best Fantasy Film
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Best Special Effects
British Academy of Film and TV arts (BAFTA( Awards
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Best Make Up/Hair
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Best Family Film (Live Action)
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best British Film
Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form
MTV Movie Awards
Best On-Screen Team
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Original Song
(For the song “Magic Works”)
Visual Effects Society Awards
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture
(For Voldemort’s nose)
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
(For the Black Lake environment)
Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
(For Hogwarts school)
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
World Soundtrack Awards
Best Original Song Written for Film
Jason Buckle (performer)
Steve Claydon (performer)
Jarvis Cocker (music/lyrics/performer)
Patrick Doyle (string arrangement)
Jonny Greenwood (performer)
Steve Mackey (perfomrer)
Phil Selway (performer)
(For the song “Magic Works”)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Film and Television Music Awards
Top Box Office Films
British Academy of Film and TV Arts (BAFTA) Awards
Best Production Design
Golden Trailer Awards
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
Best Family Film
Motion Picture Sound Editors
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film – Foreign
Sam Auguste (sound editor)
Peter Burgis (foley artist)
Andie Derrick (foley artist)
Alex Joseph (supervising foley editor)
Andy Kennedy (sound editor)
Daniel Laurie (supervising adr editor)
Dennis Leonard (supervising sound editor)
Douglas Murray (sound editor)
Jon Olive (sound editor)
Bjorn Ole Schroeder (supervising dialogue editor)
Randy Thom (supervising sound editor)
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Movies – Choice Drama
Note: These are NOT differences between the movie and the book. These are just mistakes from the movie.
Can you dance the hippogriff? – When the students are dancing to The Weird Sisters at the Yule Ball, Viktor Krum can be seen jumping up and down at the back of the group with Crabbe or Goyle jumping behind him, their hands on Krum’s shoulders. However, immediately after, Krum is seen dancing with Hermione, and neither Crabbe nor Goyle is anywhere to be found – with no time to move between shots.
Moving Fork – When Hagrid stabs Professor Flitwick in the hand with his fork, the fork changes places slightly between the wide shot of the two of them and the close-up of Flitwick’s hand, even though the fork hasn’t been removed yet.
Where’s my wand? – After Wormtail performs the Avada Kedavra curse and raises the “bone of the father,” he places Voldemort’s wand inside the left side of his coat before slicing off his right hand. When Voldemort says, “My wand, Wormtail,” Wormtail retrieves the wand from the right side of his coat.
Say what? – When Harry goes into the owlery and reads the letter from Sirius, we see that Sirius wrote “By the way, the bird bites.” But when we hear Sirius reading it aloud, he says, “P.S. The bird bites.”
Interchangeable Ink – On the Hogwarts Express, when Harry writes “Sirius Black” on the envelope, it is written in thick black ink. However, in the next shot when the envelope is in Hedwig’s beak, the name is written in thin ink.
Dumbledore, Stand Here! – After Beauxbatons’ entrance into the Great Hall, Fleur bows in a close-up with the wood platform directly behind her, and then Dumbledore kisses Madame Maxime’s hand. In the next shot, when Dumbledore quickly runs up onto the platform to introduce Durmstrang, there is a white mark on the wood that he promptly stands on. This mark is not on the platform in neither the previous nor the following shots.
What Did You Do To Your Glasses? – In various scenes throughout the film, Rita Skeeter and Harry have no lenses in their glasses.
Reflections – In a number of shots within various scenes, the reflections of the reflector screen and set lights are briefly visible in the lenses of characters’ glasses (such as Rita Skeeter’s) or in a character’s eyes.
What’s Your Name Again? – When we’re first introduced to Bartemius Crouch Sr., Dumbledore pronounces his name distinctly from how it’s said throughout the rest of the film.
Tick-Tock – When the Goblet of Fire is about to reveal who the Three Champions are, the clock strikes nine. But if you listen carefully while Dumbledore is talking, it only rings eight times.
Out of Sync – In numerous scenes throughout the film, characters are heard speaking – although their lips never move.
Moving Staff – When Malfoy is transformed back to human form in the Ferret Scene, Moody proceeds to chase him around a tree, thus leaving his staff sticking up from the ground next to the spot where he stood. In the one shot over Malfoy’s shoulder before he rounds the tree, Moody’s staff is sticking at an angle up from the ground. However, when the camera cuts back to this same position after following Malfoy around the tree, the staff is now sticking up perfectly perpendicular to the ground and not at any angle.
Swapping Spells? – In the movie, every time someone uses Expelliarmus, the victim falls unconscious – but Expelliarmus is only supposed to expel your wand from your hand… not hurt you.
Where’s Ronald? – When Filch comes running into the Great Hall before Dumbledore announces Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, he runs past Ron twice. The first time Ron is sitting up and turns his head as Filch runs past. The second time, Ron is resting his head on his arms on the table, and picks up his head as Filch goes by.
Swapping Towels – At the end of the second task when Harry gets out of the water, Hermione runs over to him and
wraps her towel around him. But in the next aerial shot, Hermione has still got the towel around her… and in the following shot, Harry’s got Hermione’s towel!
Finicky Flames – Once Sirius leaves and Harry and Ron have their argument, Harry walks back to the fire to see the Daily Prophet burning brightly, flames dancing: the whole nine yards. The light on Harry’s face is a soft glow, something you would not see with a dancing fire.
Mudblood or Muggle? – During the Graveyard scene, just after Voldemort gives Harry a taste of Crucio, he goes into a speech about Harry’s mother and calls her a “filthy Muggle”. Lily was a witch and therefore could not have been a Muggle. Shouldn’t he have said “filthy mudblood mother”?
Only Skin Deep – When Hagrid accidentally stabs his fork into Professor Flitwick’s hand, in the first and second shots you can see that it is only resting on the skin and not in the hand.
Where’s the Parchment? – When the Goblet of Fire sends out Harry’s name, it shows it on lined paper; however, all the students at Hogwarts use parchment. Why would Harry’s name have been written on Muggle paper?
Confused? – When Harry, Ron and Hermione are in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid just before they start singing the school song, Hagrid exclaims: “When I first met yer, yer were jus’ a bunch o’ misfits, yer kinda reminided me o’ meself and here we are 4 years later!” But if they were in their fourth year it would be that they had been at the school just over three years!
Pure Luck – In the scene after the Death Eaters came and Harry is passed out on the ground, everything around him is burnt, but he hasn’t been touched.
Two Notes – When the students are studying in the Great Hall before the Yule Ball, Fred passes Ron a note telling him to “Get a move on or all the good ones will have gone.” The piece of paper that Fred throws at Ron has four lines of writing on the top half of the page, possibly even with a letter or two scratched out. When they show a close-up of the note in Ron’s hands, however, there are only three lines of writing and they are in the middle of the page, with no scratch-outs. Now if only we could read what the first note said!
How many wands? – In the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Hagrid is telling Harry about Voldemort, the flashback comes up and you see Voldemort killing Lily Potter. You can see that Voldemort’s wand is dark brown and thick. But in the Goblet of fire, when Wormtail is giving Voldemort his wand in the cemetery, Voldemort’s wand is white, thin, and has snake fangs where you grip the wand.
Color Me Confused – When Cedric Diggory casts his super-charged, knock-out “Expelliarmus” at the milky-eyed Viktor Krum in the maze, his wand emits a silvery light, yet when Harry fires the same spell two separate times at Lord Voldemort in the graveyard, his wand shoots a jet of red light. After the Third Task, Dumbledore fires another silver “Expelliarmus” at the imposter Moody.Defence against bad spelling – When Moody is teaching the Unforgivable Curses in the Defence Against The Dark Arts class, he writes on the board ‘Unforgiveable’ instead of ‘Unforgivable’, spelling it incorrectly.Inconsistencies: They aren’t mistakes – but they sure are noticeable!
Which House? – Throughout the entire film, anytime we see the Patil twins, they’re together – and both wearing Gryffindor robes. However, anyone who has read the books knows that Padma’s a Ravenclaw.
Say What? – When Wormtail is performing the ritual to bring his master back to a body, he says, “Bone of the father, unwillingly given.” I don’t think Tom Riddle Sr. can be unwilling or willing. In the book it was unknowingly given.
Snuffles? – In the movie, Harry writes to Sirius and puts the name “Sirius Black” in big bold letters on the envelope before sending it off with Hedwig, who is a very noticeable bird. If Sirius won’t send a letter back with Hedwig for that reason, how smart of Harry is it to send a letter to “Sirius Black,” who is at this time still wanted by the Ministry?
Bravery – At the beginning of the film, Wormtail refers to Voldemort as “my Lord Voldemort.” We know from reading the books that everyone is terrified of saying his name, even his followers.
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- Mike Newell decided against the studio’s original idea of adapting the extremely long book into two separate films to be released several months apart, figuring that he could cut enough of the book’s bulky subplots to make a workable film. It was Alfonso Cuarón, the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) who convinced him.
- A digital “spot removing” technique (which had previously been used for such TV shows as “Desperate Housewives” (2004)) was applied in post-production to clear up some of the more severe teen skin problems, since make-up tested poorly for close-up shots in particular.
- According to rumors that circulated the Internet, both Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich were considered for the role of Lord Voldemort. Both rumors were proven to be untrue.
- Mike Newell only received $1 million to direct (whereas Chris Columbus received $10 million plus a percentage of the gross to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).
- Features the largest underwater set ever constructed. It has the capacity of up to 500,000 liters of water.
- Ray Winstone and Billy Connolly were considered for the role of Mad-Eye Moody.
- Rosamund Pike was the first choice for the role of Rita Skeeter but declined.
- Daniel Radcliffe suffered two ear infections following the underwater filming.
- The newspaper headline “Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament” was considered as the title of the fourth book.
- While filming his scenes as Professor Dumbledore, Michael Gambon wore street clothes under his flimsy costume.
Information courtesy of IMDb.