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From what I remember about the books and the films, Hermione only gets given the Time Turner device in her third year at Hogwarts. She was given it, with the permission of the Ministry of Magic, so that she could attend two sets of lessons at once. In this link, you can see that she stated that the pressure of using it to do twice as much work became too ...


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From the IMDB FAQ page for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: In a new scene created for the movie, the Burrow is attacked by Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback during the Christmas break from Hogwarts. The scene was added in because the film's middle act would otherwise have had no action, and it would also show that there are no safe places ...


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The Horcrux hunt was a mission given to Harry Potter in June of 1997 to find all of Lord Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and destroy them. The mission fell to Harry Potter to complete. He was joined by Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and they set off in the aftermath of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding. Lord Voldemort's had only seven Horcruxes: ...


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As mentioned by DForck42, Peeves is not a central character in Harry Potter movies. On top of that, in the story Peeves is shown to be doing a lot of destruction (think flying objects, utensils). The film makers would not have wanted to spend precious dollars on doing SFX for a character who has no effect on the story and is very hard to recreate faithfully ...


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I'm not going to repeat the excellent plot oriented answers - but its my opinion that JKR probably realized that freely available and controllable time travel can critically damage your ability to make a problem that cannot be simply resolved by the protagonist. Magic itself has that problem too - but at least she can put limits on the magic and the fact ...


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Riddle's Diary destroyed by Harry in Chamber of Secrets Marvolo Gaunt's ring destroyed by Dumbledore in Half Blood Prince with Gryffindor's sword but not shown. Slytherin's locket destroyed by Ron in Deathly Hallows Part I with Gryffindor's sword. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup destroyed by Hermione with a basilisk fang in Deathly Hallows Part II Diadem of ...


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For starters, it might help to think about some of the differences that we experience when viewing a single movie made from a single book: Appearance/attractiveness of characters. Especially for those characters to whom we're attracted, the change of blond hair to brown, or dark skin to light can be jarring. This is always going to happen because film ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, the technique used to alter the appearance of film in post production is called 'Colour Grading', and is a process used in most if not all movies. This was a practise that was used even before the advent of digital editing, but was the result of what was referred to as 'Colour Timing'. Colour Timing is still used in analogue ...


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When asked, JK Rowling responded saying: It's been there as long as the Ministry itself. As stated on the Veil page on the Harry Potter Wikia: The Veil is the barrier between the land of the living and the land of the dead. One cannot travel freely between the two worlds, as it is a one-way trip. Inexperienced wizards know nothing about it, but the much ...


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I agree that Dolores Umbridge is very much a "company yes-woman" and she toes the party line without deviation as a Ministry of Magic employee. Whether she's overtly malicious or not, I'll let you decide. Umbridge engages students in what can only be called sadistic detentions, where she forces them to write lines with a quill that uses the student's own ...


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Snape as a person was not very friendly or social, for that matter. His anger had a lot to do with his troubled childhood. He was a mudblood, had parental issues and was thoroughly bullied by James and Sirius at Hogwarts. This led him to develop a tough exterior. However, Severus loved Lily deeply and had a fair share of affection for Harry too. But in ...


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From what I recall Peeves had almost no influence on the main story arc of the series, so he was rather easy to cut out of the story. Also I believe he shows up less frequently as the series continues, so he's not missed as much in the later parts. Nearly Headless Nick (NHN), although not tied very close to the story, is tied in a few key parts of Harry's ...


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From reading the books I'd say that in a sense a Time-Turner can't really be used to change the past at all. In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione use the Time-Turner around midnight to travel back three hours in time, endeavoring to save Sirius and Buckbeak. However, everything they do in these three hours has already happened: At the end of ...


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One influence is that they Harry and friends take the locket from Umbridge. I don't remember if the locket was being worn in OoTP, but it would explain how one could move from Misguided to Sinister. DH1 makes it clear that the locket (or at least Horcrux) seems to bring out the darker side of a personality.


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They filmed some scenes with Peeves in the first film, but he was cut before the film was released. The character wasn’t revived for the later films. I found a few interviews that touch on the topic of Peeves. First, there was an interview with BBC Norfolk with Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley, where he explains that they actually shot scenes with ...


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I'd stick with what System Down wrote in the comments: different directors. I have at least two reasons for that. First, there is no mention of the difference in the books. He always appears in the flame. Here is what it says in the "Goblet of Fire": The room was in semidarkness; the flames were the only source of light. Nearby, on a table, the Support ...


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This scene is merely meant to be comical. While Slughorn is describing the potion, the girls are not more attracted to it, they desire it more than the boys because it is a common joke that teenage girls get crushes easily and want to snag the boy of their dreams. They approach it because they want a vial to give to the guy they desire the most, in order ...


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Ok, I understand why you are confused about this. Please let's first understand how the elder wand works: the wand must be taken from it's owner against their will. This does not mean that it must specifically be disarmed. It can be snatched, summoned, taken after killing, stolen while dueling or any other way of taking the wand against the will of the ...


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No, the lines you are mishearing are actually: Juror #5: Look, lawyers aren't infallible, you know. Juror #7: Baltimore, please. Huh? This is referring to near the start where he is asked: Juror #7: You a Yankee fan? Juror #5: No, Baltimore. Juror #7: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crowbar once a day.


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A not unreasonable interpretation of Dolores does not have to accept the binary alternatives of Evil vs Stupid. I think a reasonable interpretation of what she represents is something distinct from either: bureaucratic conformity. Bad does not have to be manichaean; there are degrees and multiple dimensions of badness. Some people are faithful followers of ...


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OK, since that other SE question seems to suggest that Rowling never supplied a canonical answer, we'd just have to settle for a plausible explanation: It's a magical snake and a magical school. After all, in the Harry Potter universe, things are impossibly squeezed into smaller things all the time. Remember, for example: That people enter the Ministry of ...


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I can not recall exactly where or when but I vividly remember that Dumbledore once told Harry that playing with time can be a very dangerous act and it can trap the time abuser in something like a Time Loop (for whatever it is!). But in my own opinion time traveling is one those matters that if not dealt with correctly and thoroughly can become one of ...


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But in the books this cloaks make the wearer invisible for(from) any charms and spells. This assumption is incorrect on your part. I would like to draw your attention to the scene right before Dumbledore is killed by Snape. Harry and Dumbledore come back to Hogwarts after destroying a Horcrux. 'Go and wake Severus,' said Dumbledore faintly but ...


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A glance through official wikis and 'making of' sites does not appear to shed much light on this, other than the fact that she seems to dress like a favorite auntie. According to Harry, she looked like someone's maiden aunt, and that her style of dressing would fit someone half her age. Personally, I think it was a conscious decision on the part of the ...


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From the Harry Potter Wiki: According to [the book] Harry Potter Film Wizardry, the set designers made the decision that Hogsmeade is "permanently above the snow line". Here you can find a map of Hogwarts / Hogsmeade.   This is a 'cleaned up' version of a quick sketch JK Rowling did herself.


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This explanation is given in Harry potter wikia: After his escape from capture at Hogwarts, Peter Pettigrew(Wormtail) had no choice but to rejoin his master, or Sirius and Remus would surely kill him. He went to retrieve Voldemort's wand, then travelled to Albania where he learned from the rats there of a place in the forest where the creatures ...


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It is the sneakoscope that Ron gives to Harry; the angle in the image you display makes it look like a ball, but it's a poor perspective. It actually is a top, with the silver portion being the top's point and the clear sides tapering down towards it. The scene where Harry initially receives it from Ron was cut from the theatrical release but included on the ...


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First of all, Harry didn't know about the magic that Dumbledore had put on the Mirror of Erised. So, Harry, when he retrieved the stone, did it by accident. You are asking why Harry went to retrieve the stone. Well, simple, he knew Dumbledore was not at Hogwarts but at the Ministry. He suspected Snape to be the one to steal the stone. He couldn't tell ...


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There are quite a few instances in the Harry Potter movie series of loyalty to the books being sacrificed to make more audience-and-money-grabbing action scenes. That's pretty much the entire plot of the last one. And remember the first trial in the fourth movie?


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From Snape's point of view James Potter had everything easily. He was rich, popular, clever, charismatic and he had Lilly and he made sure he rubbed Snape's face in it. The girl who Snape deeply loved had loved the man whom he hated after suffering years of persecution by him, Snape was torn. He 'loved' Harry in a way due to Lilly but every time he saw ...



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