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.

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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.

Trivia: Actor Liam Aiken was originally chosen to play Harry Potter, but Daniel Radcliffe was cast instead because they wanted an all British cast, and Liam is American.

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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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Albus Dumbledore: Ah, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. I was most unfortunate in my youth to come across a vomit flavoured one. I must say since then I have lost my liking for them. But I think... I might be safe... with a nice toffee. [He has a bean.] Alas. Earwax.

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