Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
mistakes have been gathered from various Harry Potter websites. Many more were
found than appear here, though only true mistakes are listed. Though false
mistakes along with an explanation as to why they are false, are also listed as
In the flashback of the night
Lily and James died, baby Harry is wearing "Blues Clues" pajamas (you
can see the little dog on his sleeve)..... this is a television show before
Harry's time, as well as it would have been unknown to the wizarding world.
How come Hermione is so
confident that she'll get into Gryffindor'? On the Hogwarts Express Train, she
is already wearing a Gryffindor tie (red and yellow) before arriving at Hogwarts
or being sorted into houses.
In the beginning of the movie
when the students are first sorted, a little red headed girl is sorted into
Hufflepuff house before Harry. Later in the movie, she is seated at dinner at
the same table as Harry, meaning she would have to be in his house, which is
Gryffindor. How did she switch houses?
At the start of term feast, after Harry is sorted into Gryffindor, 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.
When Harry and Ron are late
for Transfiguration, and McGongall changes into a cat, just after she changes
back, she isn't wearing her glasses. Then she turns to lecture them, and at that
point she's wearing them again.
When the owls first come with
the mail and Harry borrows Ron's Daily Prophet, you see them fly thorough the
ceiling windows. First of all the ceiling is supposed to be enchanted to show the
sky, but it is just a regular ceiling. Secondly, on the Sorting scene and Halloween
scene, there are no windows in the ceiling side.
When the troll is about to
swing at Harry for the third time with his club, Ron levitates his club in
mid-air. When the club falls, it hits the trolls head with a loud thud, then
falls to the ground. But you never hear any sound of the club hitting the
When the golden snitch fly's
around a bit when Wood is teaching Harry about quidditch, Wood moves his head
all around, but the snitch barely moves back & forth.
In the scene when Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit Hagrid, Malfoy is visible through the window. He
appears to be eye level with the window and is shown turning and running away. When the camera zooms out later in the film, the
same window that Malfoy is supposedly looking through is far too high for
anybody to see through without a ladder. He obviously didn't have a ladder or he
would have fallen off it when he turned to run away.
Inside the restricted library Harry rests a lantern in front of him-self to
read, but his shadow is cast as though the light is behind him.
When the three children get
past Fluffy because the harp is playing, as Fluffy wakes he dribbles on Ron's
shoulder. However, when they fall down into the Devil's Snare, his shirt is
When Ron first hits the floor
after being knocked off the chess horse, his eyes and mouth are open. He quickly
shuts them, but it's pretty obvious.
At the battle with the
professor, the professor was perfectly fine when he tried to strangle Harry.
It's only when he was touched by Harry's hands did he start to melt. But later
Dumbledore said that the power was in Harry's skin (But apparently not at the
Last scene of the Hogwarts Express. the trees to the left of the screen are
blowing madly in the wind, while the trees to the right aren't moving at all.
At the end of the movie, When
the train is leaving Hogwarts, where is the big lake that they crossed in boats
in the beginning of the movie? If you look at Hogwarts there is clearly no lake
In the beginning of the film,
when we see Harry asleep in the cupboard under the stairs, his scar is right in
the center of his forehead, but later in the film when Ron asks Harry if he
really has the scar, it is above his right eyebrow.
How did Hermione know it was
Harry Potter when on Hogwarts Express his scar was covered by his fringe?
Harry and Ron are speaking on the train. Ron has a long smudge down the right
side of his nose. When they are eating sweets shortly thereafter, the smudge has
shrunk to thumb-print size.
In the final scenes, during the giant chess match. Harry has some gashes on the
right side of his face, which are bleeding, then not, then they are all through
the fighting scenes to follow.
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 in the middle of the night.
At the beginning
when Harry first walks out of his closet, his shirt tail is up around the top of
his pants, yet is pulled down when he walks through the door into the kitchen
the next moment.
When the troll is
discovered during the Halloween banquet, Percy supposedly leads all of the
Gryffindors back to the common room. The amount of Gryffindors that follow him
aren't nearly as many as those seen at the Gryffindor table during meals.
When Harry first finds the
mirror of Erised, he walks through the door and the mirror is on his right. This
is the same when he takes Ron to see it, but when Dumbledore finds Harry in
front of the mirror, if you look where the door should be, there is just wall.
And.... the most
famous mistake... In the game of chess Hermione
takes her position as the queen-side castle and stands on a black square, but it
should be a white square.
MISTAKES AND WHY
None found yet
In the scene when Harry is sitting in the dark looking at the mirror, just
before the old man comes from behind to talk to him, you can easily see the
shadow of a cameraman and camera on the wall. Explanation:
I've looked and looked and have never seen
the camera man's shadow. Anyone else seen it?
At the end of the
film when Harry receives the photo album, the child in the photo is clearly
older than I, but his parents died when he was just one. Explanation:
All babies look different at different
ages, perhaps that baby was a year old.
When you see the Great Hall
while the first-years are getting sorted, there are no empty seats at any of the
tables. Yet, once the kids are sorted, they all have room to sit.
This is the magical world we're talking about. Perhaps chairs 'appear' out of
thin air when the new students are sorted. Besides it wouldn't exactly look very
good to have a bunch of empty seats at the tables.
When Hermione casts the
Alohomora spell she uses her left hand. But, all the other times she uses her
wand she uses her right hand! Explanation:
Often times actors/actresses are asked to
use a different hand or to stand a different way for a particular camera
shot/angle. Perhaps this was one of those occasions.
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