Movie 1 Mistakes
Note: These are NOT differences between the
movie and the book. These are just mistakes from the movie.
Right after Harry sees the Mirror of Erised for the first time, the second time he comes back with Ron, he drops the cloak right by the door. Once they run a little further ahead, you can see the green cloth (aka Invisibility cloak) they used for computer imaging lying on the floor.
In the scene where the trio enters the commom room after being confronted by Fluffy, you can see the feet of the crew member who shut the door behind them.
In the flashback, when Voldemort kills Harry's parents, baby Harry can sit up and has hair, yet the baby Dumbledore places on the Dursleys' doorstep is much younger. -- Thanks to Matt!
When Dumbledore is using the Put-Outer, from one shot, the streetlight closest to him, on his right, is still lit; a few shots later in a close-up, that light is out even though Dumbledore never put the light out.
On Dudley's birthday, when Mrs. Dursley wakes Harry and he sits up in bed, a cloth and hand brush are hanging inside the cupboard door. When Dudley shoves Harry back into the cupboard, you see a cloth and a dustpan, but no brush. When the family arrives from the zoo and Mr. Dursley locks Harry in the cupboard, none of the three are present.
When Dudley is told how many presents he has and asks, "How many are there?" a cut to him shows that his fringe is a bit untidy. The shot cuts to Vernon, and when it cuts back to Dudley, his fringe is much neater.
When Harry receives his first letter, Dudley snatches it from him before he has a chance to open it. Dudley then gives it to Uncle Vernon, who says, "Who'd be writing to you?" Watch Dudley carefully - he's mouthing the line.
When Harry and the Dursleys are in the living room while it is being showered with letters, Harry jumps up on the table to seize a letter. Watch his hand: he is already holding one.
Right after Hagrid gives Dudley a tail, Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and Dudley run around and out of sight - they seemingly disappear.
After Hagrid gives Dudley a tail, watch him in the background while Dudley runs around. You can see it's not Robbie Coltrane, but a double with a beard.
When Harry and Hagrid are in Gringotts, Hagrid takes the letter from Professor Dumbledore from his pocket to give to the Head Goblin. The string it is tied with has a bow that runs from the top to bottom of the envelope, and the envelope is creased. When the Goblin takes it, the envelope is different -- the bow runs from left to right, and the envelope is not creased. In addition, the "TOP SECRET" stamp is positioned differently on each envelope, and the string in each instance covers a different part of the stamp. When viewed from where Harry and Hagrid are standing, the final shot of the envelope again shows it as being creased.
The Hogwarts Express leaves from platform nine and three-quarters, between
platforms nine and ten at King's Cross Station, London. The platforms shown in
the film as nine and ten are, in fact, four and five (the only platforms that
have a wall between them as shown in the film). The real platforms nine and ten
are in a separate part of the real station. In addition, when Hagrid and Harry
are on the footbridge, they are walking towards platform one, away from both the
real platforms nine and ten and the film's platforms nine and ten. No wonder Harry feels lost when Hagrid leaves him to find the train on his own!
When Hermione first meets Harry and Ron, she fixes Harry's glasses. But two or three scene cuts earlier there is no tape around his glasses. It reappears in time for Hermione to fix.
On the train to Hogwarts, Hermione tells Harry and Ron that they need to get
their school clothes on, as they will arrive soon. It is daytime outside. Yet
the train arrives at Hogsmeade Station when it's dark - clearly not soon after Hermione told them to change.
After Harry is sorted into Gryffindor at the start of term feast, he sits down on the right side of the table next to Ron. When the feast appears, Harry is on the other side of the table, next to Hermione.
In the scene where Harry and the other first-years come into the Great Hall for the first time, Oliver Wood is sitting on the table to right of the camera. In that shot, there are other students next to him; but in the next shot, the other students are gone and Wood is on the corner of the table!
In the scene where Harry and Ron rush into McGonagall's classroom,
she transfigures from a cat on her desk to herself, walking towards them. In the
first shot, we see the left side of her face, and she is not wearing glasses.
When the shot changes so that she's facing Harry and Ron and we see the right
side of her face, her glasses appear out of nowhere.
When Harry is taking notes in Potions class, he finishes writing all of the words to Snape's speech just as Snape turns to him. But when Hermione nudges him several seconds later, he is still writing.
In Potions class when Snape is talking, a shot showed Harry's handwriting to be small and the lines rather close together. In the next faraway shot, Harry's
handwriting is huge and spaced out.
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the staircases, watch the pictures on
the right: they are not moving at first, but when the camera changes, all of the pictures move.
In the flying class scene, Hermione's hair is crimped. Later, when you see the class looking at Neville after his fall, you see that her hair is straight. The very next shot she's in, her hair's crimped again.
In the flying practice scene, after Malfoy gets a hold of Neville's Rememberall, he flies up with his broom; and, after dialogue with Harry, throws the ball away. Harry catches the ball in front of McGonagall's window after flying at least twenty meters to get to the ball, which is at least on the eighth floor of a tower. When Harry flies back to the others and lands, McGonagall almost instantly comes up behind him. Now wasn't that a bit too fast? She can't have Apparated, as no one can do that on Hogwarts grounds.
In the scene where Neville loses control of his broomstick during flying lessons, we see a shot of him going straight towards the castle wall (this is the first time he sees the wall). When you see him zooming towards the wall, there are many windows. However, when the shot changes and Neville actually bumps into the wall with his broomstick, there are no windows seen.
During the scene with the troll, Hermione crawls over to the sinks. If you look at the floor, you will see that there are only a few wet spots. In
the very next shot, however, the whole floor is soaked (this occurs before the
troll breaks all the sinks).
When the troll is about to swing at Harry with his club for the third time, Ron levitates the club. When the club falls, it hits the troll's head with a loud thump, and then falls to the ground, but there is never any sound of the club hitting the ground.
When Hermione is saying to Harry and Ron, "You won't make a fool of yourself- it's in your blood," Harry and Ron have several books with them; but immediatley after, right before the staircase moves, they have no books in their hands.
When Hagrid drags the Christmas tree into the castle, there is no snow on his hair although he has supposedly been outside for some time. When the camera angle changes his hair is suddenly covered with snow.
When Harry is on his way to the restricted section of the library under his Invisibility Cloak, we see a shot of his hand holding the lantern (the first
shot in the scene). You can see the end of his jumper. In the next shot,
however, the end of his jumper is under the cloak, but it had no time to get there between shots.
In the scene in the library's restricted section, Harry puts his cloak and
then his lamp down. The lamp is several inches away from the cloak. When Filch enters Harry grabs the cloak and suddenly the lamp is now on top of the cloak, causing it to fall.
During the Quidditch match, Hermione looks through her binoculars up to where Harry is. If you look at the reflection in the binoculars, you can see Harry flailing around. She then looks over at Snape, but when we see the reflection in the binoculars, we still see Harry.
In the scene where Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Filch go to Hagrid's , watch the lamp Hagrid sets down. Filch says something like "A sorry lot this, Hagrid." Then the shot cuts to Hagrid (look at the lamp) then to Filch again, who says, "Oh good god man, you're not still on about that bloody dragon, are you?"; then the shot cuts back to Hagrid again. The lamp changes position between these shots.
When Harry, Ron, And Hermione are heading to Hagrid's hut, there is a group of three people walking behind them into another corridor. A second or two later, the same group walks into the same corridor they did in the previous shot.
When Harry, Ron and Hermione rush to Hagrid after end-of-the-year exams, and
Harry is saying something that ends with "why didn't I see it before," Emma is mouthing his lines.
In the scene when Harry, Ron and Hermione run to Hagrid's hut to ask him
where he got his dragon from, Hagrid tells them a stranger wearing a hood sold
it to him. Hagrid then says "seemed quite glad to get rid of it as a matter of fact." When he says "...as a matter of fact," his mouth doesn't move.
Fluffy dribbles on Ron's shoulder while the three friends stand next to the trap door. However, when they fall down into the Devil's Snare, his shirt is completely dry.
In the chess scene, the queen drives her sword through Ron's horse, and he topples to the ground. If you pause the movie just right, you can tell that it's a stunt double falling off the horse, not Rupert.
In the same scene, Ron is lying on his side on the floor with one knee bent so that one foot is higher than the other. But when Harry and Hermione run over to check on him, one foot is on top of the other.
When Professor Quirrell removes his head wrap to reveal the concealed Voldemort, Quirrell is obviously bald. However, if you carefully watch the scene with the troll, Quirrell's sideburns are clearly present after he shudders as the troll exhales.
When Harry puts his hands on Quirrell's face and pushes him against the wall, you can see the wall behind Quirrel is flat; in the next shot, there are two large holes in the wall; in the next shot, the wall is flat again.
When Harry is boarding the Hogwarts Express to go home, Hagrid stands on the platform to wave goodbye. He is wearing a coat and looks huge, as usual, but you can see when he waves that his hand seems rather small compared to the rest of his huge frame.
Just after the owls start to deliver the letters to Harry, his uncle boards up the letter box. When the letters start to come through the letterbox later in the movie, the boards are at a different angle.
In the scene where the troll is advancing on Hermione, Hermione backs into the stall at the end of the row. When you see the shot of the troll knocking the stalls down she reappears in the third stall, not the first.
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