Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Soundtrack

Released by Warner Brothers Records
Composed by Patrick Doyle
Price: $13.99

Reviewed by Annia Ortiz

    If you have not seen the movie or are on your way for the second time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will not disappoint, as box office totals have already proven.

While the book is always better than the movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire surpasses the last couple of films while taking on a darker tone, both in its imagery and in its context.  Needless to say, this movie isnít for the faint at heart. The characters are all maturing and there is a humor and young love present that takes on a much more mature theme. The rating of PG-13 was accurate; this isnít a movie for young children. But itís a must see; no fan will be disappointed.

The things that were omitted from the original book and added to the film didnít take away from the plot of the story and film goes right into the action; there isnít a dull moment to be had.

The story begins with the Triwizard Tournament. The Goblet of Fire gives the name of three champions, from three Wizarding Schools - The ladies of Beauxbaton and their champion Fleur Delacour; The Durmstrangís with Viktor Krum, and Hogwarts, represented by Cedric Diggory with none other than Harry Potter in tow.  The underage Harry finds that he is binded by a magical contract and must compete created some animosity amongst his peers.

From this point on your at the edge of you seat. The music is enhancing each scene and Harry is battling dragons, merpeople, and a maze that would consume you.  For more plot points you can check out a more in-depth movie review at http://www.g-pop.net/GobletofFire.htm, but I am mostly here to talk about the music, which gives each scene its own life. The music is a big part of the excitement and much like the film and the book, the soundtrack is just as much a part of the Harry Potter experience. 

The soundtrack was composed by Patrick Doyle, who was trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, and includes three original songs that were written specifically for the film. They are Do the Hippogriff, Magic Works, and This is the Night performed by Jarvis Cocker, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Steve Claydon, Steve Mackey, and Jason Buckle. This music is seen and heard during the Yule Ball in the film.

The soundtrack gives you an introduction to the schools and their champions, the music changes a little to incorporate the schools. And of course thereís the Harry Potter theme that makes your heart race because you know the movie is about to really begin, but in this soundtrack itís been modified to go with the opening of the movie. If you own the soundtrack and have seen the movie you can almost tell whatís going on by the music and the changes in the tune and melody. Itís like your watching the movie again.

Music has a funny way of expressing feelings and moods sometimes better than words. In this movie the score had to be faster paced and in some parts very somber, because this is a dark movie. The music really added suspense to the film. At moments were it was being humorous the music contributed to that. It helped express the feeling and mood of the characters. The soundtrack really is worth having it goes hand in hand with this film and what made this film so great. So to all my follow Harry Potter fans; see you at the movies.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Full Movie Review

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