Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Show Notes

Discover the magic of the fifth Harry Potter book and movie in the latest episode of Three Fates Decide. Delve into the plot, including the Ministry of Magic’s denial of Voldemort’s return. Also the story includes Harry’s involvement with the secret organization, the Order of the Phoenix. Our hosts analyze the differences between the book and movie adaptation. They note that the film left out significant parts of the story. They discuss the characters, plot points, and themes that were altered or omitted in the film.

From the portrayal of Umbridge to the depth of Harry’s emotions, the hosts offer a comprehensive analysis of the adaptation. Join the conversation and send your feedback and questions to our email and Instagram accounts. Don’t miss out on this captivating episode that will transport you back to the wizarding world!

Topic: Differences between the book and movie adaptations of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.
– The podcast discusses various discrepancies between the book and movie versions.
– Several important scenes and plot points were omitted from the film.
– The hosts criticize the portrayal of certain characters, such as Umbridge and Dumbledore, in the movie.
– The podcast praises some of the casting choices, such as Imelda Stanton as Umbridge and Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange.
– Listeners are encouraged to send feedback and questions to the podcast’s email and Instagram accounts.


Key Points

[0:00:57] 
The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie adaptation deviated significantly from the book. The book contains an astonishing 20% fewer scenes than the original novel.

[0:01:56] 
Viewers of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are left bewildered due to the glaring omissions of key scenes and information from the book.

[0:02:38] 
The 2003 novel, 766 pages long, was drastically changed in its film adaptation. This left fans disappointed and foreshadowing an even more drastic alteration in the next movie.

[0:03:45] 
Harry’s deep-seeded anger stemming from his feelings of abandonment and his connection to Voldemort, while depicted in the books, fails to be sufficiently conveyed in the movie adaptations.

[0:09:28] 
Despite being portrayed as a shallow character in the film, Ron from the book is an intricately-developed character with his own complex flaws.

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The Department of Mysteries in the book is shrouded in a veil of secrecy and exclusivity. This makes it a highly sought-after destination. In stark contrast to the ease of access in the film, which significantly diminishes its allure.

[0:21:27]
The film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix fails to captivate audiences with its omission of key plot elements. This includes the complex relationship between Snape and Lily Potter, as well as Harry’s inner turmoil surrounding his feelings of abandonment.

[0:24:24] 
Richard Harris’ captivating portrayal of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films exuded a tranquil, wise energy unmatched by Michael Gambon’s interpretation.

[0:35:47] 
With her sinister smile and icy demeanor, Dolores Umbridge is undoubtedly one of the most menacing and psychologically disturbing characters in the Harry Potter franchise – a fact made all the more powerful by her unnerving portrayal in the movies.


Quotes

– “We are going to be doing the fifth book movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which the movie was released in 2007.”

– “This one had a lot of things missing more than the other movies, but still not as bad as the next one.”

“In the movie, though, it seems like Harry is upset that Ron and Hermione got to spend a lot of their summer at Twelve Grimmel Place, which is where the Orders like, headquarters is, which is where Sirius’s family grew up. He was very calm about it and kind of like got over it quickly. But in the book, Harry was mad.”

– “The Department of Mysteries in the book is like the CIA in the United States. It’s full of secrets and nobody knows anything about it except for the people that work there.”

– “Not only was she demented, but she was completely obsessed with Fudge. Completely.” 

– “Talk about spot on. I don’t know anybody who would be able to play Bellatrix. The way amazing actress all around.”

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