Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Trivia: There is an actual band in Canada called the Wyrd Sisters who tried to stop the November 18th release of 'Goblet of Fire' in Canada because there is a band of the same name in the movie, but they lost their case.

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Trivia: Tom Riddle's day of birth and death that is on the grave had to be digitally changed, after the director knew that "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" contains information about Riddle.

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Trivia: Mike Newell decided against the original idea of separating the 734-page book into two films released several months apart, figuring he could still make it into a workable film by cutting some of the bulkier subplots.

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Trivia: During the Yule Ball scene, the "Wyrd Sisters" are playing; they are portrayed by singer Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp) and John Greenwood (of Radiohead), on guitar. While not related, Cocker is a family friend of English singer Joe Cocker. (01:16:10)

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Trivia: Dan Radcliffe had to spend six months training followed by 3 weeks training in a tank to film the underwater scene. It took so long because they had to film in small increments, because since Harry grew gills, Radcliffe had to hold his breath the whole time; he wasn't allowed to breathe out on film.

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Trivia: Mike Newell only received $1 million to direct 'Goblet of Fire', whereas Chris Columbus received $10 million plus a percentage of the gross to direct 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001).

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Trivia: In 2004, rumors circulated on the Internet that Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich were considered for the role of Lord Voldemort. Both rumors were proven to be false; Malkovich was an odd topic of rumor since, as an American, he wouldn't have been able to audition in the first place.

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Trivia: The type of bug used to demonstrate the Unforgivable Curses is a tailless whip scorpion.

Trivia: The voice of the radio announcer at the beginning of the film is that of the director, Mike Newell.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Cedric are transported to the cemetery, the Triwizard cup lands on the grassy slope, well beyond the Riddle monument, with its luminescent top facing away from the cauldron area. During Priori Incantatem, three shots after Voldemort exclaims, "He's mine!" the cup lies on the corner of the Riddle monument's stone base and it faces the opposite way. The cup is back up on the grassy area in the following shots. (01:19:00 - 01:28:40)

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Question: If I understand correctly, Lily Potter's "love" protection no longer keeps Harry safe after the graveyard ritual, due to Voldemort getting some of Harry's blood. Why, then, doesn't Voldemort attack Harry at the Dursleys' house in the summer?

Answer: Voldemort's spell undid the Sacrificial Protection that Lily bestowed on Harry, but the Bond of Blood is a separate protection bestowed if the person sacrificing their lives is a relative. THAT spell is still renewed as long as Harry keeps returning to the Dursleys until age seventeen. Voldemort has removed one protection, but a second is still in place.

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