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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Continuity mistake: When Snape is insulting Hermione on being a know-it-all while he is substituting for Lupin, he has a slide show running. The shot shows Hermione with the projector behind her. The projector now changes slides fully and stops moving. When the shot changed back to Snape, the slide is still changing. It could not be the next slide because the slide changes every few seconds.

Continuity mistake: When Hermione and the others are in Hagrid's hut, a rock with a swirl on it hits the pot. Later, when Hermione and Harry are reliving the scene from the exterior view, Hermione picks up the "same" rock to throw at the pot. The rock is different though, it has a bigger swirl on it.

Continuity mistake: When they discover The Fat Lady is gone from her painting as the Head Boy says "Let me through. Excuse me, I'm Head Boy." you can see Potter, Hermione, Ron and Neville change position between the shots.

Continuity mistake: When Trelawny says "Look at the cup, tell me what you see" to Ron, the way Ron holds the cup changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: Outside Hagrid's when Cornelius Fudge says, "...shall be executed this day at sundown." you see Harry, Hermione and Ron hide behind some pumpkins. You can also see a crow standing on a pumpkin right in front of them. When it cuts from behind them that crow is gone.

Continuity mistake: When Hagrid cries out, "Buckbeak's been sentenced to death!" in the close-up, Harry Ron and Hermione are visible at the shoreline behind him. However, in the next overhead shot Ron and Hermione are much closer to Harry along the shore.

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Continuity mistake: As the Monster Book of Monsters falls to the floor and chases Harry's feet, the ripped seat cloth of the chair Hedwig sits on is visible. This ripped seat cloth changes significantly a total of four times in the following shots.

Continuity mistake: At Hagrid's, when Harry, Ron and Hermione visit the first time, the quilt lying on the chair changes position over and over again, from lying over the back of the chair, to being on the seat and so forth, until Hagrid takes it to cover his little creature.

Continuity mistake: When Harry collapses next to Sirius after the Dementors have been repelled, the ground where his head lands is covered in fairly small stones. In the following overhead shot of Harry and Sirius, there are some much larger rocks next to his head, and a patch of dirt with no stones is visible to Harry's left, where stones were before.

Continuity mistake: When the stone hits Harry, the very first time, in the shot inside Hagrid's, he yells, "Ow!" and as he turns the blue cup touches the wood tray. In the next exterior shot, the blue cup is closer to the birdcage.

Revealing mistake: Watch as Hedwig lands on Harry's arm. It's quite obvious he has some protection under the shirt sleeve as his arm and wrist is unnaturally thick.

Continuity mistake: When Harry enters the room in the Leaky Cauldron that the Minister of Magic is in, Hedwig has arrived before him. The owl shown at the start of the scene is a white owl with many black spots on both its wings. However, when Harry leaves and Hedwig flies to his arm, this owl has very few spots at the edge of its wings and tail, obviously it's one of the other owls that portray Hedwig.

Continuity mistake: The cart with the TV changes its position in various shots. For example, in the close-up of Marge's legs lifting off the ground and when Marge floats out the door in the exterior shot, the cart is aligned with the doorway, then at other times it is at the inner edge of the draperies or in between.

Continuity mistake: When everyone, except Harry, leaves to Hogsmeade village, Hermione is waving as she and Ron walk directly behind McGonagall, with the last of the crowd of children ahead of them still in the courtyard. There is a short cut facing Harry now standing IN the doorway. Then the next shot from behind Harry, shows Ron and Hermione still walking past the fountain, but now McGonagall and the entire crowd of children are out of the courtyard. They could not have walked away that fast.

Continuity mistake: When Malfoy shouts "Dementor. Dementor." all the kids turn around. Then we see Malfoy and some kids put their hoods on, and at the same time we can see Hermione turn back. When it cuts to Potter turning back we can briefly see Hermione turn back again.

Continuity mistake: When Potter goes onto the bus he has his arms down. When in cuts he has his right arm in his pocket.

Revealing mistake: Just before Hermione gets struck in the chest by the branch of the Whomping Willow, if you play the scene in slow motion you will notice Hermione has padding underneath her pink jacket.

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Continuity mistake: When the Weasleys give Harry the Marauders Map, Harry takes it from George with his left hand, yet in the next shot the map is in his right hand.

Revealing mistake: As Harry and Buckbeak fly over the loch, Buckbeak's foot trailing in the water leaves a wake, as it should. This wake should also disturb the ripples and waves that are already present on the surface of the water, but they do not. It is obvious that the wake effect was added in, but the foundation shot of the loch was not edited to help it make sense.

Continuity mistake: In the boggart scene after Neville Longbottom has confronted the boggart, we can see that Ron is next, then Seamus Finnigan, then Parvati Patil. But after Ron's turn with the boggart, Prof. Lupin immediately calls out Parvati. Seamus never got a chance with the boggart even though he was right behind Ron.

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Sirius Black: Brilliant, Snape. Once again you've put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion.



In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote an 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in, as he said that is what Ron would have done.