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Newell Talks Goblet of Fire

Published August 31, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros
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It looks like we can expect Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to remain number one on the CanMag.Com Top Ten List as long as we have updates like this. A 'potter fan' has recently alerted us to two separate instances involving Mike Newell talking about his involvement on the film and various touches we can expect to see.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Talk


In a report from AP about the upcoming fall movie line-up [can these movies save Hollywood?], they get a few words from Mike Newell about his thoughts on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Hogwarts in general. Check out the snippet below:

For all the magical trappings of "Harry Potter," Newell enjoyed injecting a sense of his own classroom days into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

"Aside from everything else, these are school stories," Newell said. "In a middle-of-the-road English education, the teachers are embattled, the school is a very kind of anarchic place and a very funny place, as well. Where two sets of people one of which is becoming adults and one of which is trying to avoid going back to becoming children clash.

"The anarchy of youth, it is really rich stuff. I loved that. I loved doing the school side of it."


Even though Newell does discuss a bit on life in the classroom, MuggleNet has assured Potter fans that only one classroom session will be shown in the film. What session is that you ask? Well, it is the session where Professor Moody describes and demonstrates the three unforgivable curses to the class. This session is EXTREMELY important as we learn about how Harry gets his scar and get a little more inside on others who may know of the spells.

You can check out the entire report over at Associated Press.




Just when that wasn't enough, during an interview with Empire magazine Mike Newell had this to say about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:


This one [Goblet of Fire] is so completely, radically different. It's also unlike anything I've ever done before, which was partly the idea behind it. Really, the only limitation is what you can imagine, which is remarkable.

The first two films are very sunny in a way, and very wish-fulfillment-y. But there is no adult challenge. Alfonso put some of that in and I take it further forward. The truth that you tell with and for and about an 11 year-old is different from what you'll tell with a 15 year-old.


That's it for Goblet of Fire updates for now. We do have a couple more updates on the novels [more like theories], but they will come later this week. What we really need right now is a new poster for the film; fingers crossed. Thanks again to 'potter fan' for the alert.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes to theatres on November 18th.

For the trailers, clips, movie stills, early reviews, movie info and synopsis, go to the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.


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