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Discussion: Harry Potter Films - Unimportant parts you wish could've been added or deleted scenes
So I'll start it off by not including Winky! However, we do see her and Dobby very very briefly in The Goblet Of Fire, if you're wondering where? I made a whole topic about 'Things you may have missed in the Harry Potter Films'.
Winky, dear old Winky; Crouch's House elf. Important as she is, especially with Crouch Senior to the dark mark cast at the Quidditch Cup in The Goblet of Fire film, plus the whole 'drunk winky' fiasco. Of course lets not forget Horrified Hermione learning that she and the rest of the students are being served by house elves, which prompts her to start (S.P.E.W) Society for Promotion of Elfish Welfare, roping in Harry and Ron to help her.
You can also join the S.P.E.W Club
Like this post if you think #Winky should've made it in the film!
What bit from the books do you wish made it to the films, answers by Owl Post please! (Please don't use Errol as he might get lost and confused....)
I can hear you now, 'not another website', why should I join? What do I get, what's in it for me, and why have you made the website?
I'll admit, I was a late coming to the Harry Potter series. Believe it or not, it wasn't till I saw promo advertising Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban at my first job. Now, don't get me wrong I had seen Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone & Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets when they came out on DVD! (Not Bluray). But I didn't like the films, I didn't 'get it'. So after looking through the promo advertising at work, it looked far more interesting, plus the fact that Hermione (Emma Watson) was my age. So after my shift ended I bought the DVD, took it home that evening, setup the DVD and TV, sat down and watched it.... I LOVED IT! From that day forth I've been hooked.
Despite your own preferences, is widely known as the best film in the series. (Just saying)
Right enough about me, so why the site? I have always wanted to create a website/community and be forum based. I have experiences in the past of running websites and forums, one of the biggest for me was way back in the early 2000s. I had over 4000 members and done reasonably well.
It seems the older I get the more and more I get into the Harry Potter Universe. So while over the years I've been learning how to run and host websites, I thought now would be a good a time as any to start a new challenge, albeit 17 years late!
So in the middle of 2016, I set off on my new path to find active forums dedicated to Harry Potter and to my surprise I found many, yet over 80% were either dead communities, or hardly active. But my biggest issue I found while searching Google is that many seemed stuck in the early 2000's in terms of software and design. Some sites were using software that was 10 years out of date! Some were designed with loads and load and loads of pictures, what a nightmare that must look on a mobile or tablet! That fact was, they were just old and hadn't moved on.....
While continuing my search I found some used EOL (End of Life) software which are no longer support and could potentially be hacked, putting the members and their site at risk, which to me makes me think the staff put the site in a low priority list. There simply is no excuse for it and something I will not tolerate, nor expect any member to accept.
Now while some of the site designs are 6-10+ years old and are great for desktops, these just simply don't work for mobile/tablets devices these days. And this is where I found my niche, provide a platform which is modern, clean and device friendly while incorporating the latest social media's namely: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and GooglePlus.
The Wizarding World | Harry Potter Fan Forums will always use the latest and modern software, my aim is to make it clean, fluid and user friendly. (And that's the biggest part for me to get right, BEING USER FRIENDLY).
A Final Note:
The more you visit the forums, the more you'll see me ask for advice, opinions, comments and suggestions on how I can make the site better. Be that; Adding an extra forum, extra user groups, etc. I've created a section to have your say, and please do. Make a post, tag me and I'll look into it.
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Bring Hogwarts to life like never before with this 3D masterpiece
A 3D masterpiece celebrating Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from New York Times best-selling pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart.
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts is an exhilarating, interactive guide that transports readers both young and old to a magical place. The castle unfolds in all its glory - you can even open the stained-glass window to peek inside at the iconic dining hall.
From the Quidditch pitch to the Forbidden Forest, there is certainly no shortage of places to explore. This is a must-have book for any avid Harry Potter fan!
In addition to large pops on each spread, numerous mini-pops will bring to life beloved elements from the Harry Potter films, such as the Marauder's Map and the Flying Ford Anglia. Each pop will include insightful text about Hogwarts as seen in the films, making for a must-have collectible for fans of the Wizarding World.
TO BUY: Visit ASDA
"There are few things better than a pop-up book. If this isn’t an aphorism already, it should be, and what better example of why than the new Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts." (Pottermore)
"A must for any Harry Potter fan." (Parade Magazine)
"Every page is gorgeous, but look closer and the exquisite detail becomes even more apparent." (Mugglenet)
"These are exactly what we need to get into a Harry Potter state of mind this Halloween." (POPSUGAR)
"This is an incredible pop-up book specimen... It’s a must-have for any collector." (Geek Dad)
About the Author
Matthew Reinhart studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.
Since pursuing a career in illustration, having initially found himself in the financial sector, Kevin Wilson has exhibited his work globally and worked with clients such as IMAX, Marvel and Bad Robot. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the south of England
TO BUY: Visit ASDA
You have to see this amazing recreation of the WizardingWorld in Minecraft - Harry Potter in Minecraft!By Dumbledore
You have to see this amazing recreation of the WizardingWorld in Minecraft - Harry Potter in Minecraft!
We have been recreating the Harry Potter world block by block for a long time now. Now, we finally release this map by DynamiskFisk, with help from the rest of the team, so that anyone can enjoy visiting their favorite places in the Harry Potter world! The map features locations such as Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, King's Cross Station, Godric's Hollow and much more!
Using apparition, as well as the floo network, through the fireplaces, you’ll instantly be able to find any and every part of the Potter universe!
The trailer for the project
Currently only works in Java Minecraft version 1.12 or 1.12.2!
We highly recommend downloading the map for 1.12 or 1.12.2, which has more features. Alternatively, you can download a WIP 1.13.2 version of the 1.12.2 map by clicking here.
Unfortunately, it does not work in Minecraft Windows Store Edition
Unfortunately, it does not work in Minecraft Pocket Edition
Unfortunately, it does not work in Minecraft Xbox or PS3 or PS4 Edition
The map is free, although you can choose to donate when downloading.
For Download Links:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): By The Floo Network (Planet Minecraft)
Hello, everyone! I would like to help everyone who has a question, but I don't have time to respond to you all. Since I am seeing a lot of the same questions asked, I'll try to answer those here:
1. The map doesn't show up when I download it. This is because you have extracted the world folder into a new folder. The folder in your saves folder should be called "By The Floo Network". If it is called "Harry Potter in Minecraft" instead, simply open this folder, and drag the folder inside out into the saves folder. 2. What is the Resource pack and the shader pack? I have made the Resource pack myself, and it's custom built for the map. If can be downloaded from the Planet Minecraft link in the description. The Shader is Sildur's Vibrant Shaders. 3. How do I install the map? There is a guide if you click the link in the description, which explains how to install it. 4. The book for teleporting around doesn't show up in my inventory. The book only shows up, if you are playing in the version 1.12 or later. The mechanism for giving the player the book in not compatible with 1.11.2 or older updates. 5. Is there any mods required: No. The map has been built and functions in vanilla Minecraft. 6. Does the map cost money? No. The map is free, though you can choose to donate. 7. Is it an adventure map with quests? Not yet, but I am currently working on an expanded version of the map, with quests, as well as new locations, (The rest of the ministry of magic, post-battle Hogwarts and much more!) It will also add some improvements to the locations already built 8. How long did it take to build the map, and how many people worked on it? We are five teenagers, four of us from Denmark and one from America, who've worked on the map on and off over a period of several years. The vast majority of the map was however built by just one person, with the rest helping with some builds and some of the technical aspects of the project.
Things you may have missed in the Harry Potter Films
When adapting a book to a film there tends to be a lot of things that are missed out and Harry Potter is no different. As time went on the Harry Potter books became longer and the film makers along with JK Rowling had to make choices of what to trim down. While taking this in to consideration, it's much easier to place things in the background; the so called 'easter eggs' or things that are hidden in the background which gives fans something to hunt for, or details that are hidden away and flashed on screen for just a few seconds.
For those who are really looking, we've broken down the top 16 of 'Things you may have missed in the Harry Potter Films'.
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Starting off with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
There's a scene briefly mentioned in the book, Harry needs a new uniform to attend St Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. So rather than going out and buying the uniform needed the Dursleys do the only sensible thing they die Dudley's old uniform gray. This is only briefly mentioned the book but if you look in the back of this scene in the Philosopher's Stone you can actually see petunia dyeing the clothes in the background and it's a nice little touch and an ode back to the book.
The leaky cauldron is Harry's first step into The Wizarding World but did you notice the sign outside seems to be subtly blacked out and it only becomes visible if a wizard walks by?
Harry's scar first begins to burn when Snape is looking at him leaving Harry to believe that Snape is evil and is behind the burning of the scar but in fact his scar is actually burning because we are seeing the back of Professor Quirrell head who is actually
When Lord Voldermort (He who should not be named)!
Did you spot that McGonagall's name is actually next James Potter's in the trophy case for Quidditch?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ron's robes in the Chamber of Secrets are slightly more worn in than the rest of his classmates insinuating that their hand-me-downs.
Did you spot the hardcover copies of Harry Potter books in this scene and Chamber of Secrets!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
In Quidditch World Cup in the Goblet of Fire which briefly shows Dobby the house-elf and actually another character cut from the film's if you look closely you can actually see Winkie!
Harry Potter and Order of the Pheonix
Did you spot the Starbucks logo in the black family tapestry on the wall.
Did you realise when Professor Dolores Umbridge causing havoc over the new Hogwarts rulesshe becomes more and more powerful her clothes slowly get darker and darker?
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
In the half-blood Prince when Dumbledore actually shows Harry's first memory of meeting Tom Riddle was a photo of the cave where he would hide one of his Horcruxes actually in the same scene there's a close-up of seven stones placed on the windowsill before his change into Voldemort and splitting his soul into seven pieces.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
In the Battle of Hogwarts it's actually Oliver wood on a the broom at the beginning of the sequence heading into battle.
Here you can actually see Trelawney's long flowing hair briefly showing up on screen during the Battle of Hogwarts.
The giant who's wielding a giant axe in the scene isn't wielding an axe at all it's actually a broken ring from the Quidditch pitch.
When Snape is defending himself from McGonagall in the Great Hall not only does he block her spell but he shows his true allegiance subtly he redirects her spell towards the Carrows and just before he flees he actually stops and removes their wands from them.
When Lord Voldermort (He who should not be named) loses more and more of his soul in Deathly Hallows you see his eyes are more sunken in and he develops veins and lesions on his skin which are subtly reminiscent of the cracks in his Elder Wand.
In Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows book the last line reads the 'The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well'. This was also the last shot of the film, Harry's scar is almost completely faded.
If I've missed any other fantastic easter eggs, please do let me know!