Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Corrected entry: In the scene after they have been in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid, Hermione says "Who is the one wizard Voldemort always feared?" She calls 'you-know-who' by name. This was mentioned repeatedly in the movies that they do not say his name.

Correction: It says they DO not say his name. It does not say they CANNOT say his name. Hermione chose to say it. There's no law or rule that says she cannot say it. (It contradicts the book, but not the movie).

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the first years are sorted and Draco gets sorted into Slytherin, Ron says to Harry "There isn't a witch or wizard that went bad that wasn't in Slytherin." This statement is actually incorrect. Sirius Black, although actually innocent, was in Gryffindor when he was at school, as was Peter Pettigrew, an actual Voldemort follower.

Correction: It could be that Ron's just repeating a generalization he heard, or his own biased opinion. It stands to reason that Ron wouldn't even have known what house Sirius Black was in when he was at school years before, and since Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew weren't even mentioned in this film, we'll never know.

LuMaria 1

Correction: At this point in the series, Wormtail being a follower wasn't known to anyone but Sirius.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry has just realized who Flamel is and Hermione runs to get her massive book, she drops the book on the table and it smashes Harry's hand, which he quickly pulls away... ouch.

Correction: Actually, the rather large book never even touches Harry's hands, it lands on the edge of Harry's book.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when the students are first sorted, a little red-headed girl is sorted into Hufflepuff house before Harry. Later in the movie, she is seated at dinner at the same table as Harry, meaning she would have to be in his house, which is Gryffindor. How did she switch houses? (00:44:05 - 02:17:50)

Correction: I have carefully watched both the full-screen and widescreen DVD and this mistake is wrong. Susan Bones, who is played by Eleanor Columbus, is not sitting at the Gryffindor table during the House Cup Feast - EVER. The girl next to Wood is not Susan. The girl next to Lee is not Susan. The girl on the right side of the boy next to Neville is not Susan. All these girls have long hair, but they are not Susan Bones. When the hats are thrown, there is an overhead shot of the Great Hall from the OPPOSITE side of the room, by the huge ornate wood doors. In this shot, at the second table from the left which is Hufflepuff, but could have been misconstrued as the Gryffindor table, which is also second table from the left when the camera is on the opposite side of the room as it was in all the previous shots, there is a girl with long red hair, but she is still not Susan Bones. However, Susan IS clearly visible when Dumbledore changes the decorations in the wide shot from Slytherin/green to Gryffindor/red, she sits fourth down at the Hufflepuff table, almost directly behind Ron. She is also seen throwing her hat in the air as the Hufflepuff table is shown.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry receives his broom from Hedwig and Harry, Ron and Hermione start to open the package, watch Hermione closely. You see them from above opening it and when Hermione takes off the second string, she spills some of her juice. (01:15:10)

Correction: Is there a reason why Hermione cannot spill juice? Not a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the scene with Harry and Voldemort, when Harry puts his hands on Quirrell's face and pushes him against the wall, you can see the wall behind Quirrell is flat, in the next shot there are two large holes in the wall and in the next shot the wall is flat again. (02:12:44)

Correction: The surface of the stone wall within the pillars at the side of the landing that Harry and Quirrell stand on has a distinct texture and look. After Harry lays his hands on Quirrell's face, Quirrell moves backwards and stands in front of the very same wall as in the next two shots when he walks towards Harry while disintegrating. Shadows on the wall and camera angle somewhat alters the appearance of the rocky surface behind Quirrell.

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Corrected entry: During the troll scene, there is a row of hooks in the bathroom. An item (towel or shirt) is hanging on one of the hooks behind Ron as the troll tries to hit Harry with his club and Harry says, "Do something." We next see Ron looking around. Before Ron says, "What," the item on the hook disappears. The item reappears before Ron casts his "wingardium Leviosa" spell. (01:11:13)

Correction: The white cloth hangs on the 4th hook from the right, directly under the torch. In the close-up of Ron that you speak of, the 4th hook and the area below it, is blocked from view behind Ron's body. It cannot be presumed that the cloth is not there, if it is impossible to even see the hook from which it hangs.

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Corrected entry: At the end, when Dumbledore is announcing the house cup winner, there is a dark skinned boy behind Ron (on the other table.) But after he announces Ron's extra 50 points he's gone, and there's just a group of girls behind him.

Correction: It is very clear, the same children are behind Ron in ALL the shots, they just move a bit, so some are more visible than others in two shots and Ron receives 50 points.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry and Ron are in the room with the mirror which shows people's fantasies, Harry talks to his parents. We see shots of his face as Harry says something. Whichever parent he's speaking to he's always looking to the wrong side.

Correction: We are looking at Harry's reflection - he is looking the right way for each parent.

Corrected entry: In their first flying lesson they are all lined up standing next to their brooms and when the teacher walks to the end of the line, the camera cuts to her feet walking. The brooms have somehow disappeared on the side closest to the camera in this shot. (00:56:55)

Correction: No. As the camera pans Madame Hooch walking past the students, the broomsticks in the background are beside its owners and there most certainly ARE broomsticks at the FOREGROUND of this shot (belonging to the unseen students, close to the camera). The bristles of the foreground broomsticks appear fairly large in this shot (as they are right in front of the moving camera), whereas the background broomsticks and its bristles appear smaller.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry and Ron have just rushed into McGonagall's classroom, she transfigures from a cat on her desk to herself, walking towards them. In the first shot, we see the left side of her face, and she is not wearing glasses. When the shot changes so that she's facing Harry and Ron and we see the right side of her face, her glasses have appeared out of nowhere. (00:50:55)

Correction: The glasses appear in the SAME shot AS she transforms. In this ONE shot, as she walks towards Ron and Harry, first the left side of her face is visible, then the back of her head and last the right side of her face WITH the glasses, all perfectly visible as she stops right in front of the two boys with the 'McGonagall scowl' on her face, to which Ron exclaims, "That was bloody brilliant!"

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Corrected entry: When Harry, Hermione, and Ron are on their way to Hagrid's cabin after exams, you will notice Hagrid is playing a flute. The actor playing the flute is wearing a red shirt and is very lean. When a close-up is done, Hagrid is wearing a vest and is large again. (01:50:45)

Correction: As Hagrid plays the flute, he wears a vest over a red shirt in both the wide shot as the kids run towards the hut and in the following close-up. He is also not thin in the wide shot.

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Corrected entry: When four owls are perched on top of Uncle Vernon's car towards the beginning of the film, you can see that one on the left is obviously a painted set prop. (00:10:05)

Correction: No, it is very much alive. It even turns its head as the camera pans past him towards Vernon and Petunia at the front door.

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Corrected entry: At the start where Hagrid hands Harry to Dumbledore, he says "Try not to wake him" but while Dumbledore is taking Harry to the door you can hear the baby gurgling and making noises, yet when he puts him down he is asleep. (00:02:30)

Correction: Hagrid lands, gets off the motorbike and gives the child to Dumbledore. This drastic change will stir any normal sleeping baby, thus the 'stirring' noises from the child. When Hagrid is in the air the vibration and constant hum of the engine helps sooth the baby and keep him asleep. When Dumbledore holds him, the sounds we hear are not of a baby who is necessarily awake, but who is rather just stirring in his interrupted sleep. Actually, the fact that the sound editors added those noises adds a noticeable touch of realism to those shots.

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Corrected entry: When Harry and Hagrid step out of the Leaky Cauldron and stand in front of the entrance to Diagon Alley, Harry leaves the door to the Leaky Cauldron wide open, but when the two begin to walk into Diagon Alley, you can see the door is closed behind them.

Correction: It's possible that the door closes by magic or that someone inside the Leaky Cauldron closed it.

Corrected entry: At the end when Voldemort's spirit goes through Harry, Harry screams without opening his mouth.

Correction: Harry was wincing and it is possible to make that kind of a scream when wincing.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Hagrid says something like "Quiet Dursely, yeh old prune", he bends the rifle up and Uncle Vernon shoots it. Less than a second before the gun is fired, you will notice that the hole in the ceiling is pulled slightly early(less than a second), before the gunshot. (00:13:40)

Correction: The hole in the ceiling is pulled exactly when the gun is fired.

Corrected entry: When Dudley tries to get out of the snake exhibit, he reaches straight out in front of him and is surprised to touch glass. If he did not know the glass was there, he should have been reaching down to the railing to climb out not straight ahead at nothing. (00:07:45)

Correction: It's more of a mortified checking that the glass is real. You touch something to make sure it's not your imagination.

Corrected entry: On the train when Hermione comes in Ron and Harry's compartment, she is wearing gray stockings. Then when she sits down to get sorted, she isn't wearing them.

Correction: In a trip that takes hours, with a boatride at the end to boot and ending in a celebration where everyone really meets for the first time - surely Hermione, being a girl and all, could have had the time to change clothes?

Corrected entry: In the scene when Harry, Ron and Hermoine run to Hagrids hut to ask him where he got his dragon from, Hagrid tells them a stranger wearing a hood sold it to him. Hagrid then says "seemed quite glad to get rid of it as a matter of fact", when he says "...as a matter of fact" His mouth doesn't move. (01:40:05)

Correction: He does say those words. I watched the scene a few times too make sure and he definitely does.


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Continuity mistake: At the snake exhibit, while Harry speaks with the Python the snake's body lies curled over a long wood log and a large rock. In the shot from outside the Python's exhibit, after the glass pane disappears Dudley falls over the rail and the snake is gone, not positioned differently, but altogether gone. In the next overhead shot inside the Python's exhibit, while Dudley falls the snake is back lying on the log and rock, in the same position as in the previous shots. (00:07:10)

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Trivia: For anyone who hasn't read the book: The inscription on top of the Mirror of Erised says "erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi". If you read the inscription backwards it says "I show not your face but your heart's desire".

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Question: I noticed that Harry's scar hurts when he comes close to Professor Quirrell, but why is this not happening when he meets him for the first time in Diagon Alley? Wasn't Voldemort on his head yet?


Chosen answer: Voldemort is not on his head in Diagon Alley as explained in the books. He attaches himself to Quirrell when he learns that Quirrell was unsuccessful in getting the Philosopher's Stone from the vault, in attempt to keep an eye on him.

But in the movie when they met in Diagon Alley, Quirrel refused a handshake because it would kill him.

It's never explained in the movie that that is why he doesn't shake hands. In the books, hagrid says that Quirrel hasn't been right since he met a few vampires in the black forest.

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