Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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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Trivia: The first scenes in the movie are some of the last scenes filmed. Viewers kind of tell by the way the actors' voices and looks changed. For example, Matthew Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom) said that he had to stuff cotton balls in his cheeks in the "Mandrakes in the Greenhouse" scene, since he had lost so much weight since the beginning of filming.

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Trivia: When Harry, Ron and Fang begin to walk through the Dark Forest there is a close-up of Fang walking towards the camera. At the start of the next shot, at the bottom right of the screen the Ford Anglia is visible. Although the scene of them seeing the car before it rescues them is deleted, this one shot remains of the car 'watching' them.

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Trivia: There is an extra scene after the credits. You see the after effect of Lockhart's backfire of the 'Obliviate' spell.

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Trivia: A trait of J.K. Rowling is to make up names that are pertinent or descriptive of their object/person (eg. Diagon Alley, Voldemort, etc). This is the same for Knockturn Alley: It is a place you wouldn't want to visit 'nocturnally'.

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Trivia: Actor Hugh Grant was originally asked to play Gildroy Lockhart, but turned down the offer as he had already started working on another film.

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Trivia: Fourteen Ford Anglias were destroyed to create the Harry and Ron driving sequence.

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Emily

Trivia: Jason Isaacs (who played Lucius Malfoy) liked the silver-tipped cane that he carries around so much that he tried to sneak it off the set, and was most displeased when he was caught.

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Trivia: In Dumbledore's office at the end of the movie, the dialogue between Harry and Lucius Malfoy ("Let us hope that Mr. Potter will always be around to save the day"...) was improvised by Daniel Radcliffe and Jason Isaacs.

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Trivia: In Philosopher's Stone (2001), Hagrid taps the bricks behind the Leaky Cauldron and as the bricks start to rearrange themselves creating the doorway, pause the film for the quick glance at the old green sign that reads, "Flourish & Blotts" which hangs over the corner bookstore. This is the bookstore in Chamber of Secrets that Harry and Hagrid pass on their way out of Knockturn Alley, but the old green sign obviously reads something else as it is not the setting for Flourish & Blotts in this film.

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Super Grover

Trivia: Moaning Myrtle is played by Shirley Henderson who was also in the movie "Bridget Jones' Diary" (2001). Henderson's first appearance in that film is her standing in a bathroom crying, also what Moaning Myrtle does in her part of the film.

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Trivia: The part of young Moaning Myrtle is played by Shirley Henderson, who is a 37 year old woman.

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Trivia: In the movie trailer, there is a scene where Ron and Harry are dragging Crabbe and Goyle into the broom closet. It didn't make the movie and shows up as a deleted scene on the DVD.

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Trivia: When Harry uses the Floo powder and ends up in Knockturn Ally, the first thing he looks at is a necklace. If you read the 6th book( you will know that Katie Bell (a Gryffindor) touches a necklace from Knockturn Ally. The same one from this movie.

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R S Handfield-Jones

Trivia: As Harry enters Prof. Dumbledore's study, a portrait of Gandalf the Grey (from "The Lord of the Rings" books) is included in the collection of the great wizard paintings. It is above the door frame and slightly to Harry's right.

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Trivia: In Asian releases of the film, the Chinese subtitles for 'Draco Malfoy' has a double meaning. It is pronounced as 'zhuai ge', which also means 'arrogant guy'.

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Trivia: Christian Coulson landed the role as Tom Riddle, even though he was 23 at the time of filming, and exceeded the 15-17 age group set for auditions. Ironically, in 2007 when Coulson expressed an interest in returning for Half-Blood Prince, director David Yates declined, feeling that Coulson was "too old" to play the role again.

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Trivia: A cinema manager in Norway said that the movie was making younger kids throw up in the theater. The reason was they were eating sweets and watching Ron burp up slugs at the same time.

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Emily

Trivia: As Hagrid and Harry are walking away from Knockturn Alley, look closely in one of the shop windows in the background - there's the entire set of the Harry Potter books written at that point.

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Trivia: The reason Susan Bones is in so many scenes with the Gryffindors, although she was sorted into Hufflepuff, is because the actress is Eleanor Columbus, the daughter of director Chris Columbus. Two of his other children are also in the movie.

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Trivia: At the end of the scene where Dobby visits Harry in the hospital wing, Dumbeldore mentions the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets. As the scene fades, it goes straight to the girl's bathroom sink (the entrance to the chamber, we later find out).

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Trivia: All of the scenes that included Richard Harris were done first because of his failing health (he eventually died from Hodgkin's disease on October 25, 2002 after filming was completed). The scene where Dumbledore and Harry are in his office at the end of the movie was done first because he had the most dialogue here (notice how young Harry looks in this scene).

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Trivia: There's been some discussion whether Lucius Malfoy starts saying "Avada-" or "Vera-" after Harry freed Dobby. It's not so easy to decide in the English version, although the DVD subtitles say "Vera-". In the German version, it's a lot easier, he says "Avada-" without any doubt. So it seems either the translators did not read the original script, or Malfoy does say "Avada-" in the English version (and they tried to cover it up for some reason by using a different subtitle). For those who have not read past book three, "Avada" is the first part of the spell "Avada Kedavra", a powerful killing spell that is highly illegal in the wizarding world. This is why this piece of trivia is important - many fans are perplexed as to why dear Lucius was performing such a spell directly outside Dumbledore's office. Jason Isaacs was not told what spell to use for the scene, so he improvised and started to say the first one that came to mind. He did, indeed, say 'Avada', the first word of the killing curse.

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Trivia: Though very obvious to British users of this site, it is most likely not as well known in the US. Fawkes the phoenix is most likely named for Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a Catholic conspirator who tried to kill King James I and blow up Parliament in 1605 (the Gunpowder Plot) to avenge persecution of Roman Catholics in England. His plan failed, and he was arrested, tried, and executed. November 5th is Guy Fawkes night/bonfire night, when the failure of his plan is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires - the fires often have a "guy" on top of them, a stuffed dummy.

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Trivia: While in Flourish & Blotts, Mr. Weasley says to Mr. and Mrs. Granger, "I understand other Muggles are quite afraid of you." This makes little sense unless you know that both of the Grangers are dentists.

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Trivia: In the book, there is a minor side plot where Percy was hiding the fact that he had a Ravenclaw girlfriend named Penelope Clearwater, who was also attacked at the same time Hermione was. She is largely out of the movie, but in one scene, Nearly Headless Nick says hello to Percy and 'Miss Clearwater' walking side by side.

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Trivia: At the end of the movie in the credits it shows the cast in order of appearance. However, we see that Draco Malfoy comes before Hagrid, but in the movie we first see Hagrid in Knockturn Alley and then Draco in the book shop. This is because on the DVD there is a deleted scene where we see Draco enter the store Harry fell into. Still a mistake because the credits should have been altered in line with the editing, but there's the reason.

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Trivia: As Harry looks at the album at the start of the film, he turns the page of wax paper, between the pages of photos and the imprint on the wax paper is clearly visible. The imprint is that of many spider webs on the thin page of wax paper. It is best seen frame by frame.

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Trivia: Near the end of the movie when Dumbledore says there won't be any exams that day, when it moves to Ron, Hermione and Harry, you can spot Hermione mouthing "oh no." This is a small detail that was actually taken directly from the book.

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Lily Harrison

Trivia: The prop team built a model Basilisk for when Harry stabs it. However, the team had trouble figuring out how to make the internal frame of the Basilisk light enough to be used on set. They were going to use a long and laborious process which would be very expensive, but one of the crew suggested aluminum ladders, which were strong, but also very light. They then sculpted the Basilisk skin around the ladders.

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Trivia: On the GPS at the Weasleys' house, the places visible are home, lost, dentist, Quidditch, school and prison.

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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.

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