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Essential Seven Minor Hogwarts Students

Nigel from Harry Potter

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a huge institution filled with kids not prominently featured in the Harry Potter franchise. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and even Dracos all played a role in the story of the boy-who-lived defeating he-who-must not be named. What makes a character an essential minor Hogwarts student? Using both the films and books as canon, we sort out the minor versus the insignificant characters. I’m looking at you Nigel! At some point each of these characters had some sort of interaction with Harry, Ron, or Hermione. From dancing at the Yule Ball to playing Quidditch to snogging with the ginger wizard, here are the Essential Seven Minor Hogwarts Students.

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Essential Seven Good Harry Potter Film Differences From the Books

Harry Potter Book vs. Film

The biggest complaint that most Harry Potter fans have with the Harry Potter films is how they reduce scenes, concepts, and characters for a smoother transition from page to screen. The early Chris Columbus Potter films included “everything but the kitchen sink” creating a more faithful approach to the books. Starting with Alfonso Cuarón’s Prisoner of Azkaban, the films took on a more stylized approach. What ever approach you prefer, every Potter fan has complained about a scene from the book or character did not make the film.

I’m all for the stylized approach in certain circumstances. The later films work better because they are streamlined. Chris Columbus’s films had a tendency to drag when they didn’t focus on the main story. Fans of the more faithful film adaptions should be happy that a few parts of the books were never included.  Here is a list of the Essential Seven GOOD Harry Potter Film Differences From the Books

(NOTE:. this list does not include anything from the new film Half-Blood Prince)

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