Know About these Differences Between Harry Potter 3 Book and Film?

Harry Potter

Many literary masterpieces are being presented through films that are based on novels. However, in each of the film, makers differently present the story.

Let me highlight the difference between the third book of the Harry Potter Series and its novel-based Film. The title of the third book and similarly the third film in the series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The plot of the novel covers a quite lengthy story as compared to its representation in film. However, the story in the film is the same, but a lot of detail is missing in it as compared to the novel. The representation of the story through the film seems to be quite different as most of the scenes have been cut off, and the rest has emerged together.

Differences Between the Book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and its Film

Difference between the novel and the film can be highlighted through the following:

  • At the start, the writer mentioned about Harry’s struggle for his wizarding belongings such as for spell books, broomstick and wand but makers presented his struggle differently in the film
  • Uncle Vernon’s company car isn’t shown in the movie whereas it is mentioned in the book
  •  The writer mentioned about Ron’s phone call to Harry which Uncle Vernon received whereas in the film the makers excluded this scene
  •  In the movie, Harry never got birthday presents and letters from his friends whereas in the novel he got gifts from his friends
  • The monster book which he received from Hagrid as a birthday present at Dursley’s in the novel, got at Diagon Alley in movie
  •  The writer mentioned about Harry’s thoughts about certain things  which the filmmakers excluded in the film
  • In the book, Sirius’ escape as a wanted criminal has been shown on Muggles Television at Dursley’s whereas in film this scene has been cut off. Meanwhile, for the very first time, Harry came to know about Sirius as an escaped criminal of Azkaban in the Knight bus
  • Aunt marge’s stay at Dursley’s lasts for one week in the book whereas in the movie it didn’t even last for one day
  • Harry told his name as “Neville” in Knight Bus as per the book whereas in the film he didn’t do so
  • A length of conversation and other events took place in the Knight bus in novel whereas the filmmakers reduced these scenes to a short period with a lot of detail, missing
  • The writer keenly mentioned Harry’s two weeks stay at Diagon Alley, all alone, his freedom, buying of books and an urge to buy Firebolt whereas the filmmakers excluded all this
  • Harry’s meeting with Hermione, Ron and the rest of the Weasleys, the writer presented differently and with immense detail in the novel as compared to the movie
  • The writer showed a hurry of tension between Percy and Ron whereas the filmmakers didn’t show it in the film
  • In the book, Hermione went to buy an owl and instead she bought a cat named Crookshanks whereas this detail is missing in the movie
  • Harry listened to Mr. and Mrs. Weasley’s conversation about harry and prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black, whereas in the film this scene is missing
  • In novel. Mr. Weasley talked to Harry in private and warned him about Sirius Black, at KIngscross station, whereas in the movie this scene took place at Daigon Alley
  • In the novel, Professor lupin’s presence, sleep, and attack on dementor, Harry and his friends talk about Sirius black presented differently.
  • Draco, along with his two friends came to annoy Harry and his friends, Nivel and Ginny were also there when the dementor came in train whereas in the movie all these scenes have been cut off.
  • Frog song scene on third year’s start at Hogwarts which the filmmakers presented but the writer didn’t mention in the novel
  • In the novel, the writer mentioned about Harry and his friend’s meeting with Hagrid to greet him on his posting as a teacher but not shown in the movie
  • The filmmakers showed Fat Lady’s trick to breaking the glass by her voice whereas, in the novel, the writer didn’t mention about
  • In the novel, the writer introduced Cedric degree one of the main characters of Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, against whom Harry played in Quidditch, whereas in the movie there’s no scene of Cedric
  • The writer, in novel mentioned about another character from Goblet of fire named Cho Chang and Harry’s crush on her, also revealed through this novel but in the movie, all this has not been shown
  • In the book, the writer mentioned about three Quidditch match, two of which Harry won on his firebolt. Whereas in the movie, they showed only one Quidditch match during which Harry happened to fall from his Nimbus two-thousand due to dementors attack
  • In the novel, Harry got firebolt after first Quidditch match, from an anonymous person, on Christmas, whereas in film, at the end Harry got firebolt along with a feather of Buckbeak
  • The writer, in the novel, Malfoy along with his friend in disguise of a dementor tried to threaten Harry during Quidditch match
  • In the book, the writer mentioned about many Hippogriffs, whereas, in the movie, they showed only one named Buckbeak
  • In the novel, the writer said about an array of tension between Hermione and Ron because of Crookshanks and scabbers. How Ron and even Harry didn’t talk to Hermione or Hermione to them, whereas  in film this tension has not been highlighted that much
  • As in the movie, Hermione slaps Draco on the way to Hagrid, but in the novel, this scene took place when Harry, Ron, and Hermione were coming back with Hagrid after a lesson on magical creatures
  • In the book, Professor’s Trelawney’s prediction about Harry’s faith happened on his final exam’s day whereas in the movie this scene took place after a divination class when Harry went to return her crystal ball
  •  As per the novel, Professor Snape caught Harry when he tried to escape from Hogsmeade back to the castle. And later Professor Lupin saved him. Whereas this scene took place in the film when Harry wandered in the Castle at night with Marauder’s map
  • In the movie, Harry saw Peter Pettigrew on the map and told Professor Lupin about it whereas in the novel it never happened
  • The writer, in the book, Lupin, and Sirius told Harry, Ron, and Hermione about the Marauders being them and their other two friends James and Peter, and that they’re Animagi
  • In the novel, Harry and Sirius’s conversation held on the way out of Shrieking Shak whereas, in the movie, they had a conversation somewhere outside the Shrieking Shak
  • In the film, Hermione distracted Lupin (as a werewolf) whereas in the novel nothing’s mentioned about
  • As per the book, Harry told Hermione that he saw his father, who saved them from dementors when they went back in time. Whereas in the film, he said this to her when he woke up in hospital after dementor’s attack
  • The writer, in the novel, Fudge and Snape came to the hospital and had a length of conversation about Sirius. Where snaped pointed our Harry’s involvement in all this whereas in the film only Dumbledore went to the hospital
  • Hagrid revealed about Lupin’s resignation to Harry and in Lupin’s office. Where a length of conversation took place between Dumbledore and Harry in the novel. While the filmmakers excluded all this
  •  In the book, after the final term, while getting back to home, in train Harry got a letter from Sirius. In which he informed Harry about his and Buckbeak’s safety. And revealed that he sent him the firebolt. He also sent an allowance letter for Harry that as Harry’s Godfather he allowed him to visit Hogsmeade once in a week. Whereas in film, all these scenes have been cut off
  •  In the end, at kings cross, Uncle Vernon came to pick up Harry back to the home where Harry revealed about his Godfather. Moreover, Harry threatened him by telling that his Godfather is an escaped prisoner and a murderer


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