Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron are in Slytherin dungeon as Crabbe and Goyle, Ron says "Scar," and Harry responds with "Hair," but it is a split second before Ron's hair turns red.

Correction: The fact that it starts to change color more vigourously after Harry says that doesn't mean that he couldn't have seen the first signs of the hair colour change before he spoke.

Sereenie

Corrected entry: When Harry is talking to Dobby about his family; Harry is sitting on the bed and Dobby on the stall. Harry's shadow is correctly placed because he was there when filming, However Dobby's shadow (because he was computer created) is not. As Dobby is behind the lamp should his shadow be on the floor to the right of the stall? We can see it on the wall next to Harry's. (00:04:25)

Correction: Dobby's shadow is on the wall next to Harry's because there's a lamp on the tall chest of drawers behind him (also the source for Harry's shadow). You see this other lamp as soon as Dobby stands on the table. You also saw it in a scene a few moments earlier when Dobby was head butting the chest of drawers.

Corrected entry: After Lucius Malfoy leaves Dumbledore's office, Harry asks Dumbledore for the diary, takes off his shoe, puts the sock in the diary, put his shoe back on, ties it, and comes out of Dumbledore's office. Malfoy should have already left the building, but is only part way down the corridor. (02:24:10)

sdgirl98

Correction: It is quite possible that Harry did these actions quickly and he could have simply slipped his foot out and back into his shoe without untying the lace. The winding stairwell is just outside Dumbledore's study and since Lucius Malfoy is not walking quickly, it is perfectly feasible for Harry to have caught up with him.

Corrected entry: In the girls bathroom, Mourning Myrtle tells Harry how she died by seeing the snake's eyes by the sink. How would she have died if she was wearing glasses? She would've only been "petrified".

Correction: Not true. All people who only were "petrified" saw the basilisk in a reflection, not only through glass (Hermione in the mirror, the cat in the water on the floor, Colin through his reflex camera). Glasses alone don't seem to be enough as a protection.] [Actually, Justin didn't see a reflection, he saw the basalisk through Nearly Headless Nick. The difference is that looking through a ghost will distort the image, but glasses are specifically designed to make the image more clearly.

nightline

Corrected entry: During the scene in Transfiguration classroom, the students' positions in the class are constantly changing - for example, there is a blond girl sitting in the middle of the class in one shot, then in another she is back in a corner. (00:48:15 - 00:49:20)

Correction: This is not true. The students sit in the very same seats, whether in a front, back or side shot. Different girls are being confused as one girl.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the film, Dumbledore says that "all exams have been cancelled". What about pupils taking their final exams in 5th and 7th year?

Correction: The exams would have been taken at a later date.

Corrected entry: When the Ford Anglia drives away after ejecting Ron and Harry, the boot (trunk) of the car is open. The boot remains open as the boys chase the car. Yet, as the car passes Hagrid's cabin, the boot is closed. (00:28:49)

Correction: When Harry and Ron chase the car, there is a shot in between the 'trunk open' shot and the 'trunk closed' shot and it's when Ron says, "Dad's gonna kill me." In that time the car could very easily close its own trunk just as it closes and opens its own doors, etc.

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Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron are talking through the bars that are over Harry's window, there is no glass in the window. When the car pulls the bars off of the wall, the window magically has glass in it and shatters even though Vernon screwed the bars into the WALL. (00:08:55)

Correction: Vernon attaches the screws of the security bar into the black window frame, NOT the brick wall. Later, when Ron and Harry are speaking some gleam can be seen within some of the diamond patterns, proving that there is a glass pane.

Corrected entry: There were a hole in the back of the car, the engine cover was squished and the windshield and doors was smashed after the Whomping Willow attack. But in the scene where Harry and Ron find the car in the forest, almost all the damage has disappeared.

Correction: Damage appearing and disappearing, whether right away or in the Dark Forest, is already noted in several mistakes.

Corrected entry: When Harry & Ron are driving on the train track, when Ron says 'We can't be far behind,' you can see shadows of equipment towards the left of the screen.

Correction: When viewed in both wide screen and full screen, when Ron says, "We can't be far behind." there is NO shadow whatsoever of any equipment anywhere in this shot.

Corrected entry: When Harry is hanging from the Ford Anglia, his window is open. When he gets back in, it is wound up.

Correction: In this shot as Harry remarks that he thinks they found the train, the window directly to Harry's left IS indeed rolled down, note the specks are on the front window pane. The window you may confused with is the one to Harry's left, directly behind him. In the last shot of the car as its headlights are turned on, the window is closed, but we do not know how much time has elapsed since the previous shot.

Corrected entry: In the two inside shots of the flying car when Harry says 'Most muggles aren't accustomed to seeing a flying car,' and Ron says 'Right,' the sky outside seems to be quite overcast. In the next of them disappearing it is sunny.

Correction: When Ron says, "Right." in the next shot looking out the front window there is blue sky and light white clouds in front of them at the horizon. First as the car lifts off the ground and then later as the car disappears there is blue sky and puffier white clouds higher up in the sky, but if you look down towards the horizon in both of those shots the clouds are lighter just as in the shots of the boys in the car.

Corrected entry: When the train station manager asks Harry and Ron what they're doing when they crash, he is holding a reading book. In the next shot of him, he quickly pulls it out of shot, but it is now a scrapbook.

Correction: That is so wrong. It is the exact same book that is visible in the three shots of him, even as he walks away from the boys shaking his head.

Corrected entry: When Dobby is hitting his head on the drawer, it shows Uncle Vernon pouring Mrs. Mason a drink, then he says 'Don't mind that it's just the cat'. It then goes back to Dobby, and the stool he is about to sit on to tell Harry not to go to school changes positions considerably from the last shot.

Correction: The only thing that changes is the angle of the camera and the stool is in the same position in both of these shots. Even if it were in a bit of a different position, in the time between the two shots of Dobby there are other shots including four shots of Vernon and the Masons, so if Dobby would have say kicked the stool in his hysteria it would be a very plausible reason.

Corrected entry: When the boys chase after the car, the mark is visible for them to stop and for Ron to say 'Dad's gonna kill me.'

Correction: There is NO mark visible in the two shots of them running to the spot nor in the next shot of Ron saying that line, either in the full screen or wide screen.

Corrected entry: When the first spell is performed on Harry during the Duelling Club, he flies through the air. He lands pretty softly considering from how high he fell. (01:07:25)

sdgirl98

Correction: Harry does not 'land softly', he slams into the mat both visually and audibly, as did Lockhart earlier and Draco in the next few shots.

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Corrected entry: When Ron rescues Harry from Privet Drive, Dudley, panicking, comes out of the room, and you can see that the light is on in his room. In the next, overhead shot, his bedroom light has mysteriously turned off.

Correction: Yes we do see the light on in Dudley's room in the first shot. In the next overhead shot the ONLY things visible are a bit of the blue carpet and the side of a piece of wood furniture, though it still is impossible to tell if a light was switched off, so I don't see how you can make that claim.

Corrected entry: When Dobby puts the stack of letters in his 'mark of enslavement' He pulls it back, and it disappears. From the way he did this, he would not have been able to put it in his 'mark of enslavement.'

Correction: Dobby is clever and has very powerful magic. He only goes through the motions of putting his hand behind him, when in fact he makes them disapppear through his magic just as he made them appear in the first place a few moments before.

Corrected entry: In the Quidditch game, Oliver Wood says -Watch out Harry.. Look at his hand when he says this, you can see that he moves his hand a little bit from where it was, then the bludger comes and hit the broom exactly where the hand was.

Correction: That is not true. Wood's right hand slides closer to him as he sits a bit more upright, then his hands remain on the broomstick right in front of him as the bludger hurls towards him and slams into the broomstick. The bludger is CG and was added later, so they could have had it hit the broomstick further up if necessary. This is no mistake.

Corrected entry: When Hermione sees Harry in Diagon Alley, he mouths her lines when she says 'Oh it's so good to see you.'

Correction: That is totally false. Harry does NOT mouth Hermione's line as she speaks.

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Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the scene near the end of the movie with Lucius Malfoy fuming at Dumbledore in his office, Malfoy's hair is fanned back behind his shoulders. The lighting in the room illuminates the back of his neck, where you can see his real, short brown hair. (02:22:05)

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Uncle Vernon: And Dudley, you will be?
Dudley Dursley: I'll be waiting to open the door.
Uncle Vernon: Excellent. And you?
Harry: I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don't exist.

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Trivia: In the scene where Harry and Malfoy are flying on their brooms, there's a shot where Colin takes a picture. Listen to the music right after that. The music is the same music used in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones during the chase scene on Coruscant (John Williams did the music for this film and all the Star Wars films).

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