The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Prepare for battle!
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD synopsis
- MuggleNet Throwback: David Yates officially named director of “Order of the Phoenix” (2005) - In 2005, we learned that there would be a new director for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix": David Yates! Yates would take the series to its spectacular end.
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Trailers & Clips
Trailers & Clips
Canada – July 11, 2007
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Serbia – July 12, 2007
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Germany – July 12, 2007
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Poland – July 27, 2007
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Greece August 21, 2007
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Australia – July 12, 2007
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Art Director Guild
British Academy of Film and TV Arts (BAFTA) Awards
Best Production Design
Best Special Visual Effects
British Academy Children’s Awards
Best Feature Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Best Live Action Family Film
Costumes Designers Guild
Nominated for six awards, including Best Film
Hollywood Movie of the Year
One of 10 nominees for 2007 Movie of the Year
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
British Actress in a Supporting Role
MTV Movie Awards
Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet
The Ultimate Scream
Best Fantasy Movie
World Soundtrack Discovery Award
Golden Trailer Awards
Summer 2007 Blockbuster
ITV National Movie Awards
Best Family Film
People’s Choice Award
Favourite Movie Drama
Most Vile Villain
Teen Choice Awards
Choice Summer Movie – Drama/Action Adventure
Visual Effects Society
Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture
Note: These are NOT differences between the movie and the book. These are just mistakes from the movie.
Don’t sweat it – During the Occlumency lessons with Snape, Harry’s sweat stains on his jumper change in size.
Moving Objects – When Seamus apologizes to Harry in the Great Hall, the placement of the things on the table change.
Ventriloquism – As Luna posts a sign for her lost belongings, a shot of her sneakers are shown dangling above her head. Her voice is then heard but her mouth isn’t moving.
Stationery – When signing up for the DA, the members use a pencil, not a quill.
Audio – During the scene where Bellatrix Lestrange comes out behind Lucius Malfoy in the department of mysteries, her voice is heard, but her mouth is not moving till the next shot.
Shirt – When Harry and Seamus are yelling at each other in the Gryffindor common room, Seamus’s shirt is hanging out the bottom of his jumper to begin with, then in the next shot, it’s half tucked in and he hasn’t touched it!
Disappearing ink pot – In the scene where DA group are writing lines with Umbridge, one of the twins is shown dipping his quill into an ink pot and a few seconds later in the scene the ink pot is not there.
Handy – In the scene when Harry has to write “I must not tell lies” Harry’s left hand is lying on the desk, so that it can be seen clearly. The cameras then change and show Harry from Umbridge’s point of view and both of his hands are under the desk, then the cameras zoom back and Harry’s hand is back on the table.
Hair flick – When Harry sees Hermione and Ron for the first time in the bedroom at head quarters, Hermione’s hair is down and it keeps changing sides. It’s hanging down on one side and then in the next shot it’s on the other.
Read my lips – In the scene where Bellatrix and Lucius arrive in the room of the prophecies and Bellatrix is standing behind Lucius with the DA standing opposite them, she says something but her lips are not moving.
Express! – In the scene where the trio leave hogwarts to go home, the train says “Hogwarts Railways” instead of the noraml “Hogwarts Express”.
Vanishing spoon – In her office, when Umbridge adds sugar to her tea, she places the spoon on the saucer. When Harry walks in and she says, “You’re going to be doing some lines today,” there is a close-up of the tea cup and the spoon is gone. It reappears in the next shot.
Clothes change – When Harry first dreames about the department of mysteries there is a shot of him wearing a light blue striped t-shirt. They then show him sit up with Ron watching him. However, when they cut back his shirt has changed and he’s now wearing a dark blue long sleeved shirt (the same one he wears when he dreams of Mr Weasley getting attacked!
Quick healing – When Harry, Ron and Hermione are talking with Hagrid about the giants, Harry’s left hand is lying on the table next to his mug clearly unscarred, even though this scene takes place after his detention with Umbridge.
Moving Harry – In the scene at Harry’s hearing he’s sitting in a chair but when Dumbledore is talking to Fudge we get a close-up of his his face and in the background Harry is sitting on the benches above the chair, though Harry never moved.
Tickets Please – In the scene where Harry and Mr Weasley are at the train station, Harry reaches in his pocket for the tickets. In the next shot he reaches again, and then again in the next one. That is a total of him reaching and taking the tickets out of his pocket three times.
Expecto patronum! – In the scene where Dudley and Harry are in the tunnels when the Dementors attack, Harry yells ”Expecto patronum” He is pointing his wand at the dementor then gets up and he is not pointing his wand at the dementor. It flicks over to another shot and Harry is pointing it at the dementor.
I want to ride my bicycle – In the scene where Harry, Hermione and Ron meet Grawp for the first time, Grawp hands Hermione a pair of bicycle handlebars. She rings the bell. In the next scene where Hagrid is explaining that he is the only family Grawp has, Grawp has the handlebars back without Hermione handing them back to him.
Scene swap – When Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Ginny and Neville are walking back to Hogwarts from the Shrieking Shack and their walking on the bridge, they show them walking and in the background is a mountain, well they continue walking for a good 10 seconds and the background changes and they’re still in the same spot!
Straighten up Before Harry walks into detention, Professor Umbridge adjusts her crooked pen. But when it cuts to Harry walking in the door, the pen is crooked again.
Thanks to everyone who contributed!
- Dario Marianelli was considered as a possible composer for this film.
- Evanna Lynch beat over 15,000 girls for the role of Luna Lovegood.
- The carpet in Professor Umbridge’s office cost £50,000 to make.
- Helen McCrory was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange, but due to pregnancy she had to be replaced by Helena Bonham Carter.
- Daniel Radcliffe , Rupert Grint , Emma Watson and more of the cast and crew were spotted filming on the Westminster Underground Tube station in London. This is thought to be the filming of the St. Mungo’s scene.
- The radish earrings worn by Luna Lovegood were actually made by Evanna Lynch (the actress portraying her).
- Mira Nair and Jean-Pierre Jeunet were approached to the direct the film. Both declined.
- The character of Grawp will be done by using a recent breakthrough in film technology, developed by Image Metrics, which allows a computer to map an actor’s performance onto any character virtual or human, living or dead. The result is said to be far superior to standard hand-drawn computer graphics which are very costly and time-consuming.
- Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title ‘The Raven’.
- The film canisters shipped to some movie theaters labeled as “The Raven”
- During the breakfast scene in the Great Hall, a box of cereal can be seen with the name Cheeri-Owls with a color scheme similar to that of a Cheerios box.
- When signing up for the DA,the members use a pencil, not a quill. (Submitted by Katherine Charles)
- I noticed that in the movie, as we keep seeing Umbridge throughout the year, the shades of pink that she wears keeps getting darker and darker as the year progresses on. (She gets more “darker and evil” with the students and staff) - (Submitted by Abby)