Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Revealing mistake: When the students are riding on the Thestrals to London, in one shot Luna's hair is practically still. Seeing as they're flying fast in the air, and the Thestrals' wings are flapping strongly, surely her hair would be blowing much more fiercely. (01:41:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is being tested by Snape on being able to block his mind from being read, the sweat stain on his jumper (sweater) changes from larger to smaller during the scene. (01:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Harry enters the Gryffindor Common Room, when Seamus stands up his white shirt is untucked just a bit at his back. As he stands with his hands at his sides, in the next shot from behind Seamus, now the entire shirttail is untucked. (00:32:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Crookshanks runs off with Fred and George's Extendable Ears the twins apparate and startle Molly, and when it cuts to Molly asking Harry if he's hungry, the actor's L-shape tape mark can be seen on the floor behind Arthur. (Only visible on fullscreen DVD). (00:15:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the Dementor grabs Harry at the start, Harry's feet are apart. Camera does a quick cut and now one foot is tucked behind the other. (00:03:15)

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Character mistake: In the scene just before Harry and Cho kiss in the Room of Requirement, there is a clear Daily Prophet headline to the right of the mirror - 'Mystery Disappearences' a mis-spelling of the word disappearances.

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Suggested correction: Daily misspellings occur in all newspapers, magazines, etc. The fact that the Daily Prophet is not muggle produced does not exempt it from errors.

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Continuity mistake: Right before Harry enters the courtroom for his hearing, we see a close-up of his face and the ends of his eyebrows (closest to the nose) stick out. In the next scene, when he sits in the chair, they have been cut back slightly. (00:19:50)

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Continuity mistake: In Umbridge's office, Harry begins to write "I must not tell lies" on the paper and in the next close-up the writing on the paper differs. The paper itself moves on the pink mat, note the flowers in relation to the text. (00:37:45)

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Continuity mistake: After the Weasley twins fly out of the school on their Broomsticks, when the students gather and applaud them, in the shot facing Flitwick, Nigel is standing to Harry's left, right beside him. In the shot facing Harry, Nigel is now standing a few feet away, to Harry's right. (01:33:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry has brought Dudley home, as Uncle Vernon is telling Harry that he's finally driven Dudley insane, Dudley's expression changes between shots from crazy to normal. Aunt Petunia's arm also changes position around Dudley. (00:05:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Harry declares "If Voldemort's raising an army, I want to fight", it cuts to him sleeping in bed, and the blanket's position differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the Dursleys, when the owl delivers Mafalda Hopkirk's letter and it announces Harry's expulsion from Hogwarts, the fan on the counter noticeably changes its position. (00:06:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is talking with Hermione and Ron inside the room at the Black's house, in one shot Hermione's hair is covering the left side of her polo shirt, next shot you can see the logo because her hair is on her back. Seconds later, her hair is again covering her logo shirt. (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: After being expelled, when Harry places the photograph on his desk, his wand moves closer and then farther away between shots. (00:07:15)

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Plot hole: Harry can now see the thestral creatures because he witnessed Cedric Diggory's death in "Goblet of Fire." However, he should have been able to see the thestrals after Professor Quirrell died from Harry's touch in "Philosopher's Stone". Quirrell crumbles into dust (dying) while Harry is still conscious, watching, and fully aware of what he is seeing, thus allowing it to fully sink into his consciousness. Harry faints "after" Quirrell is dead and as Voldemort's spirit passes through his body. Nor does it only have to be a friend or loved one who dies before the thestrals can be seen - it can be anyone, including an enemy like Quirrell. There only has to be an emotional response to the death, which can be love, hate, fear, shock, etc. (In the book, Harry did not see Quirrell die, but that's irrelevant to the film).

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Continuity mistake: During the movie, Harry's scar noticeably moves on his forehead and is not always in the same place.

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Continuity mistake: In the Forbidden Forest, Hermione dings the bell on the handlebar in the close-up as Grawp stands quite a few feet away with empty hands. Harry's and Hermione's eyes remain fixed on Grawp as Hermione dings the bell, so we know he does not pick up another handlebar. In the next shot, Grawp, still standing in the same place, dings the bell on the same handlebar; it changed hands between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Lord Voldemort is coaxing Harry, Dumbledore appears in the fireplace and his side hair is behind his shoulders. In the next shot it hangs down in front of his shoulders. Then, as the fight between Voldemort and Dumbledore starts, his hair is behind him again. (01:53:40)

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Continuity mistake: When everyone boards the carriage that is headed for Hogwarts, they talk to Luna Lovegood. During the scene, the direction in which Luna's head is facing keeps changing between shots. (00:28:55)

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Trivia: The director and other persons of importance had cut Kreacher out of the film. JKR told them that she couldn't tell them what to do, but the final film wouldn't make sense if they didn't introduce Kreacher in this one. Five minutes later, Kreacher was back in.

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Question: I don't understand why Voldemort needed the prophecy from the Department of Mysteries. Doesn't he already know that Harry can possibly kill him, since Harry conquered him on the night of James and Lily's murders?

Answer: When Voldemort originally attacked Harry, he was acting on information provided to him by Snape. But Snape's information was not complete, ergo why Voldemort lost his powers. He wants the prophecy in order to hear it in its entirety, because he believes it will give him the information he needs to kill Harry.

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