The eight-film series stayed true to Rowling’s books, with director David Heyman even breaking the final Harry Potter book into two films to effectively convey the book’s complicated plot. The burial of Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was a sensitive sequence in J.K. Rowling’s novel. Still, it was left out of the film for various reasons, even though the Harry Potter films incorporated many key book moments. For example, all of Peeves the Poltergeist’s sequences and the Order of the Phoenix Quidditch season.
To pay their respects to a great wizard, “an unusual collection of people” gathers. Olympe Maxime, Rufus Scrimgeour, Cornelius Fudge, Ernie Prang (the Knight Bus driver), Tom (the landlord of The Leaky Cauldron), Aberforth Dumbledore, members of the Order of the Phoenix, the Weasleys, and Grawp, centaurs, Merpeople, and even the villainous Dolores Umbridge can all be found at the event. According to The Half-Blood Prince, a novel.
According to Harry, the Merpeople chanted and rose from the lake during the ceremony, and “a small tufty-haired man” gave an inappropriately bland speech. The centaurs fire a barrage of arrows into the air as the white flames surround Dumbledore’s body and transform the modest wooden table under him into a white marble tomb, frightening some of the guests.
Instead of showing the entire event, the Half-Blood Prince film depicts the scene where everyone gathers around Dumbledore’s body and raises their wands in unison to clear the Dark Mark from the sky.
Said, in the sixth Harry Potter film, David Heyman decided not to include Dumbledore’s funeral scene. Because it was “simply too pricey” to produce. Actress Evanna Lynch expressed disgust with Heyman’s choice by volunteering to forego her compensation. I’d do it if it meant paying Dumbledore the proper amount of respect. Heyman, on the other hand, maintained his position. Because, in her perspective, the scene was not sorrowful enough (as reported by Digital Spy). “You want to pay tribute to the characters that so many people adore and with whom you’ve shared this incredible adventure.” Even if it was to give one of the greatest wizards of all time a proper send-off, Dumbledore’s funeral video should have been included in the film.
According to David Heyman (as reported by Hypable), there was another reason for not airing Dumbledore’s funeral on television. While the burial in the book was immensely poignant and served as a suitable conclusion to Dumbledore’s character arc, it was not so in the film. “When you arrived at Dumbledore’s death, it felt like a touching and tragic climax. ” So, when you arrived at this beautiful funeral, you realized it was more about the pomp and circumstance of the occasion than it was about the man. And you noticed that it seemed weirdly disconnected. So it didn’t feel right in terms of rhythm. The moment in the novel was beautiful, but it didn’t feel right in the film version.”
At the top of Astronomy Tower, Dumbledore and Harry appear. The Dark Mark has yet to manifest itself in the sky. Director David Yates wanted to prevent a repeat of the Confrontation of Hogwarts; therefore, Harry is not frozen by Dumbledore, and there is no Order of the Phoenix vs. Death Eaters battle. These modifications do not necessarily harm Dumbledore’s character development. However, lack of a proper funeral does. Dumbledore is one of the most influential characters in the Wizarding World.