"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"is the latest blockbuster to hit our cinemas. Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, it is the fourth installment in the Harry Potter series. The film is set in several different places, although much of the setting is imaginary.
It is, at heart, a fantasy adventure film.Harry and his 2 friends, Hermione and Ron, are in their 4th year at "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry". Harry has some unpleasant dreams concerning Lord Voldemort making plans with Peter Pettigrew. The caretaker is caught and murdered by the Dark Lord, while Ron and Hermione express concern over Harry's dreams.Harry is chosen to be 1 of the 4 competitors for a highly dangerous event, the Triwizard Tournament, which is being held at Hogwarts with only 1 student from each 1 of the 3 competing schools selected to take part. Mystery occurs when Goblet of Fire chooses Harry Potter as a competitor, although he is too young to compete.
Directed by M.Newell, the film is full of suspense. The director managed to make the atmosphere of the book fit the one of the film, the characters also give spellbinding performances. D.Radcliffe as Harry Potter and as the main hero, R.Grint as Ron Weasly and E.Watson as H. Granger undoubtedly portray each character magically. The film score was both enchating and evocative.
While it is sure that the film will be loved by film goers, the difficulties that the film makers had to deal with in order to make a successful dramatisation were numerous. The book is huge and full of details and events, so the cuts were quite drastic. Last but not least, cast had to be selected and directed properly in order to square with the characters of the book. To conclude, the whole adaptation of the film for the "big screen" was very successful.