Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Trivia: The pronunciation of "Voldemort" was changed for this movie. When J. K. Rowling wrote the books, she intended for the final "t" to be silent, just like the French phrase from which the name is derived. For the movie, however, the "t" is pronounced (probably to make it clear that the root "mort," meaning "death," was part of the name, since viewers couldn't see it written down). Evidently Rowling must have consented to this change, because she now pronounces the name that way as well.

Trivia: In order to make the school setting more real, the child actors (including Daniel Ratcliffe, Rupert Glint and Emma Watson) would often do their actual schoolwork when filming Hogwarts classes.

Trivia: During scenes where Hermione is writing with a quill, Emma Watson was actually writing things like "my name is Emma Charlotte Watson", "I am 10 years old" and (my personal favourite) "I really like this quill."

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Trivia: They made two versions of the book that Hermione finds about Nicholas Flamel in the library, one where the text reads 'Sorcerer's Stone' for the US market, and the other saying 'Philosopher's Stone' for the UK film version.


Trivia: The beds in the Philosopher's Stone were made especially for the 11 year old actors, and in the later movies they had to make new beds to fit the actors as they grew older.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the Quidditch match Harry's broomstick tries to shake him off, due to the spell. After Hermione tells Ron, "Leave it to me," in Harry's last close-up before he flips over, the seat that is attached to the broomstick, to make it more comfortable for Dan Radcliffe to sit on, is entirely visible. Glimpses of other seats can be had during the match as well. (01:20:50)

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Draco Malfoy: Think my name's funny, do you? No need to ask yours. Red hair... And a hand-me-down robe. You must be a Weasley.

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Question: What ever made Snape suspicious of Quirrell? He couldn't have known that Voldemort was attached to Quirrell, or even that Quirrell supported Voldemort, because he surely would have reported either detail to Dumbledore. Then Dumbledore would have stopped Quirrell. So it isn't clear why he guessed, correctly, that Quirrell let the troll into the school or tried to kill Harry during the Quidditch game.

Answer: In the 7th book when Harry is looking into Snape's memory in the pensieve, Dumbledore mentions, "Keep an eye on Quirrell." This shows Dumbledore was suspicious of Quirrell and how Snape knew Quirrell may be up to something.

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