Quote of the Day

“Good luck, Ron,” said Hermione, standing on tiptoe and kissing him on the cheek.  “And you, Harry –”

Ron seemed to come to himself slightly as they walked back across the Great Hall.  He touched the spot on his face where Hermione had kissed him, looking puzzled, as though he was not quite sure what had just happened.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling

Favorite Moment – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Welcome to “Friday Favorites” which highlight some of my favorite movie-related things.

In a further attempt to get over my inability to write about Harry Potter, I give you today’s Friday Favorite, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Until the release of the two part Deathly Hallows films, Goblet of Fire was my favorite of the Harry Potter films.  While many people preferred Prisoner of Azkaban, I liked this one the best.  I thought it gave an emotional depth and realism to the characters that was a big step beyond anything we had seen in the previous three movies.  Big credit for that goes to director Mike Newell and screenwriter Steve Kloves, but I also felt the cast had finally matured to the point where their performances could bring the characters to life in a new way.  I particularly loved Emma Watson’s performance in the film, and she’s given so many chances to shine, but there’s one moment in particular that stands out to me.  Take a look, and read on for my thoughts:

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Quote of the Day

Sirius shook his head and said, “She’s got the measure of Crouch better than you have, Ron. If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

Quote of the Day

“I told you!” Ron hissed at Hermione as she stared down at the article. “I told you not to annoy Rita Skeeter! She’s made you out to be some sort of — of scarlet woman!”
Hermione stopped looking astonished and snorted with laughter. “Scarlet woman?” she repeated, shaking with suppressed giggles as she looked around at Ron.
“It’s what my mum calls them,” Ron muttered, his ears going red.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

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“Oh for heaven’s sake!” Hermione cried.  “Listen to me, all of you!  You’ve got just as much right as wizards to be unhappy!  You’ve got the right to wages and holidays and proper clothes, you don’t have to do everything you’re told — look at Dobby!”

“Miss will please keep Dobby out of this,” Dobby mumbled, looking scared.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

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“There’s a way of doing it!” Hermione said crossly. “There just has to be!”
She seemed to be taking the library’s lack of useful information on the subject as a personal insult; it had never failed her before.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

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But Ron was staring at Hermione as though suddenly seeing her in a whole new light.

“Hermione, Neville’s right — you are a girl. . . .”

“Oh, well spotted,” she said acidly.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

Quote of the Day

“Oh I would never dream of assuming I knew all of Hogwarts’ secrets, Igor,” said Dumbledore amicably.  “Only this morning, for instance, I took a wrong turning on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I have never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamber pots.  When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished.  But I must keep an eye out for it.  Possibly it is only accessible at five-thirty in the morning.  Or it may only appear at the quarter moon — or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder.”

Harry snorted into his plate of goulash.  Percy frowned, but Harry could have sworn Dumbledore had given him a very small wink.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

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“An excellent point,” said Professor Dumbledore.  “My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat.  It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide?  No, he did not!  He held his head high and went about his business as usual!  Of course, I’m not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery. . . .”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

Quote of the Day

“Of course we still want to know you!” Harry said, staring at Hagrid.  “You don’t think anything that Skeeter cow — sorry, Professor,” he added quickly, looking at Dumbledore.

“I have gone temporarily deaf and haven’t any idea what you said, Harry,” said Dumbledore, twiddling his thumbs and staring at the ceiling.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling