Book adaptations can rarely cover all of the plot that is in the originals. An example of this is the Harry Potter series, the fifth part of which is based on the most extensive novel. The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix adaptation is one of the shortest films in the franchise at 138 minutes deleted many scenes from the book.
But it’s a particularly sad thing about a cut in the fantasy blockbuster that’s showing on Sat.1 on Saturday. It would have given the fifth Harry Potter film even more tragic depth.
Fifth Harry Potter film foregoes tragic Neville backstory
In addition to the well-known Hogwarts hospital wing, the fifth Harry Potter volume also features this for the first time St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Illnesses and Injuries presented. Here the Weasleys and Harry visit the injured Mr. Weasley. In addition to a reunion with Gilderoy Lockhart, there is also a detailed explanation of the backstory of Neville’s parents.
The book describes the cruel past of Alice and Frank Longbottom. As Aurors during the First Wizarding War, both knew Dumbledore’s whereabouts and were advised by Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange tortured into madness.
They were then taken to St. Mungo’s Hospital, where they remained for the rest of their lives. The act is considered one of the cruelest ever in the Harry Potter universe and would have made the fifth film even darker.
When is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on TV?
Sat.1 is broadcasting the fifth part of the fantasy series September 30, 2023 at 8:15 p.m out of. You cannot currently watch the blockbuster anywhere with a streaming flat rate.
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