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"I say to you all, once again--in the light of Lord
we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and
enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing
an equally strong bond of friendship and trust."
So, spoke Albus
Dumbledore at the end of Harry
Potter’s 4th year at Hogwarts.
But as Harry enters his 5th year at wizard school, Lord Voldemort’s
rise has opened a rift in the wizarding world between those who believe the
truth and those believe it’s all madness and lies--more trouble from Harry
hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence
lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive.... The only person left
outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside
Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his
half-moon glasses. 'It is time,' he said 'for me to tell you what
I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going
to tell you everything.' "
A defense against the Dark
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A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch
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… And you’d know what Harry faces during the day. But
at night it’s even worse, because then he dreams of a single door in a
silent corridor. And this door is somehow more terrifying than every other nightmare
combined. Despite this (or perhaps because of it) Harry finds depth and strength
in his friends, boundless loyalty, and unbearable sacrifice.)
Harry Potter confronts the unreliability of the government of
the magical world, and the authorities at Hogwarts.
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Magic Behind Harry Potter "The basic plot is that Harry's not only a wizard,
he's a famous wizard, which he doesn't find out until he's 11," says Rowling.
"He finds out why he's got this lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. He finds
out that his parents were
murdered and what he's supposed to do about it, and also to confront the person
who murdered them." Harry Potter is an old-fashioned good-triumphs-over-evil
story, full of quirks and surprises: boys
on broomsticks, owls that
deliver the mail. It's set in a British boarding school just for young
wizards called Hogwarts.
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-- Be Harry Potter and explore a gorgeous 3-D recreation of Hogwarts.
While at Hogwarts, you can score points for Gryffindor
take lessons from Dumbledore, suffer lectures from Snape,
get into fights with Draco,
joke with Hagrid, and sneak
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with youngsters firmly in mind, the excellent visuals transport players
into Harry's magical world and allows players to chat with the characters from
the books and explore Hogwarts and all its charms and secrets
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Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (DVD Widescreen Edition) (2002)
Expanding upon the adventure of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone, Harry's 2nd year at Hogwarts involves petrified
bodies of Hogwarts students and magical clues leading Harry (Daniel
Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert
Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) to a mystery in the Chamber
of Secrets. Richard
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Gather up your courage and follow Harry Potter into the Chamber
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Harry: Voldemort killed my parents; he was nothing more
than a murderer.
Lucius Malfoy: Hmm, you must be very brave to mention his name ....
or very foolish.
Hermione: Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing
Dumbledore: It is not our abilities that show what we truly
are ... it is our choices.
Harry: I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending
I don't exist.
Draco Malfoy: The last time The Chamber of secrets was
opened a Mudblood
died. So, it's only a matter of time before one of them is killed this time.
As for me... I hope its Granger.
Ron: Dad loves muggles;
he thinks they're fascinating.
Hermione: Even in the wizarding world, hearing voices isn't
a good sign.
Myrtle: I'm Moaning Myrtle. I wouldn't expect you to know me. Who would
ever want to talk about ugly, miserable, moping, moaning Myrtle. AHHH!
Hermione: She's a little sensitive.
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Trivia about Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Daniel Radcliffe said Chamber of Secrets is his favorite book.
Daniel Radcliffe was initially offered £125,000 (approximately
US$181,500) to film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The
Actor's Union Equity negotiated new terms that increased his salary to roughly
Watson broke her left wrist during filming and wore a cast under her sleeve
in some scenes.
Coulson, 23, Tom Riddle, exceeds the 15-17 age group set for auditions.
Chris Columbus's (director) children appear. Eleanor plays Susan
Bones (also in the first movie), Brendan plays a boy in study hall, Violet
plays the girl with flowers and Isabella plays the girl in the bookstore.
was played by an orange ball on a stick added digitally.
Grant originally cast as Gilderoy Lockhart withdrew because of scheduling
conflicts. Alan Cumming was considered.
Wanamaker, Hogwarts' flying instructor, Madam
Hooch was written out of this movie.
At Prof. Dumbledore's study, a portrait of Gandalf
the Grey is in the collection of great wizard paintings, above the door
Some portraits in Hogwarts are of production designer Stuart Craig
and executive producer Mark Radcliffe.
The train station is Kings
Cross in North London. The exterior shot is St
Pancras because the architecture of St
Pancras is much more visually appealing. The two stations are adjacent,
not the same building.
The tapestries in the Gryffindor
Common Room are copies of the "Lady and the Unicorn," 16th
century tapestries in the Cluny
Museum in Paris.
Anglias were destroyed when Harry and Ron crash into the Whomping
Alley shop window in the background, has an entire set of Harry Potter books.
car registration number is 7990 TD.
While chatting with the Grangers at the bookshop, Mr.
Weasley says, "I understand that other muggles are afraid of you."
This makes little sense unless you know that both Hermione's parents are dentists.
The script said that Hermione would hug Harry and Ron in the final
scene. Emma Watson was embarrassed about having to hug them in front of the
cast. Chris Columbus changed the scene so Hermione hugs Harry, and starts to
hug Ron, but they get embarrassed and shake hands instead.
A cinema manager in Stavanger Norway reported the film was making
young patrons ill. Evidently many who had overindulged on sweets and popcorn
were throwing up when Ron vomits giant slugs.
The punch line for the "Japanese golfer" joke told by
Uncle Vernon that Harry Potter ruins is actually quite vulgar and not at all
appropriate for young children or mixed company.
The title used by the film crew to disguise the shoot was "Incident
of 57th Street."
Harry Potter fans went to see Scooby-Doo (2002) to see a Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets trailer.
The Quidditch Pitch, Hogwarts Front
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (DVD Widescreen Edition) (2001) -- J.K.
Rowling, brings to life Harry Potter's world of Hogwarts, the school for young
witches and wizards. Exuberant sets, elaborate costumes, clever makeup, visual
effects, and a cr�me de la cr�me cast, including Maggie Smith, Richard Harris,
Alan Rickman, and more. Especially fine is the interplay between Harry (Daniel
Radcliffe) and his schoolmates Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson),
as well as his protector, the looming Hagrid (Robbie
Coltrane). Kids can try their skills at the feats Harry performed in the
movie with the puzzles and games included on the second disc. They're set up
as a tour of Diagon
Alley and Hogwarts, and contestants use the DVD remote control to pick the
right wand, find keys, mix
potions correctly, see 360-degree views of various rooms, grab a snitch,
and solve other riddles to reach the Sorcerer's Stone. Reaching the titular
stone unlocks seven deleted scenes that are worth the 10- to 15-minute investment
in the games. The traditional extras include 15 minutes of interviews with the
filmmakers and more DVD-ROM games.
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Dear Mr. Potter, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon, you and your schoolmates will join
us here, and your education in the magical arts will begin.
Hagrid: You're a wizard, Harry!
Harry: I'm a what?
Hermione: You'll be okay, Harry. You're a great wizard. You really are.
Harry: Not as good as you.
Hermione: Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship
and bravery. And Harry, just be careful.
Hermione: Ron, you don't suppose this is going to be like
real wizard's chess, do you?
Ron: Yes Hermione, I think this is going to be exactly like wizard's
Seamus Finnigan: I'm half and half. Dad's a muggle, Mum's
a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out.
Draco Malfoy: So it's true then, what they were saying
on the train. Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts.
Professor McGonagall: This boy will be famous. There won't
be a child in our world who doesn't know his name.
I can't be a wizard. I'm just Harry, just Harry.
Severus Snape: I can teach you how to bewitch the mind, and ensnare
the senses. I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper
Longbottom: The only problem is I can't remember what I've forgotten.
Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of courage to stand up
to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
Dumbledore: And finally, I must tell you that this year,
the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone
who does not wish to die a most painful death.
Hermione: It means you'll never die angry.
Hagrid: Not all wizards are good.
Vordermont: There is no good and evil, there is only power,
and those too weak to seek it.
of the Philosopher's Stone
Trivia about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Widescreen
The movie is known as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone" everywhere except the USA and so every scene in which the Philosopher's
Stone was mentioned was filmed twice, once with the actors saying "Philosopher's"
and once with the actors saying "Sorcerer's."
creator of the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, a real alchemist
who was believed by some people to have produced the Philosopher's Stone, had
mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. It is rumored that he might
be alive and would be about the age given in the book and movie..
J.K. Rowling mixed up the layout of London's
King's Cross railway station when she assigned Hogwarts Express to Platform
9 3/4, reached by using magic between platforms 9 and 10. She meant the
location to be in the Inter-City part of the station, but 9 and 10 are less
grand. The movie platforms seen as 9 and 10 are actually intercity platforms
4 and 5.
Express" locomotive is a 1937 4-6-0 "Hall" class steam engine
number 5972, originally belonged to the Great Western Railway under the name
of "Olton Hall."
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used as Hagrid's
Hut was demolished out of concern fans of the film would swamp it.
Wizard's chess-set red queen is from Lewis Chessmen, dating from the 12th Century.
They were found in 1831 on a beach in Uig, Lewis. 78 pieces were recovered and
are now in the National Museum of Scotland and in the British Museum in London.
On the shifting staircase, you can see a painting of Anne Boleyn,
King Henry VIII's second wife, and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Anne Boleyn
was believed to be a witch.
The inscription around the Mirror of Erised says: "Erised
stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi." Backwards it says, "I
show not your face but your heart's desire."
On the Quidditch trophy that has Harry's father's name on it,
has additional inscriptions for M. G. McGonagall and R.J.H. King.
In the trophy cupboard you can see the "Service to the
School" trophy with part of "Tom M Riddle" engraved
The 12th use for dragon's
blood is an oven cleaner.
The Hogwarts motto, "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus"
means "never tickle a sleeping dragon."
J.K.Rowling insisted that the principal cast be British, with
two exceptions - Richard Harris
Irish, and Zo� Wanamaker, a US citizen, "British" actress. Others include Troyer,
Verne, USA, Griphook
(the second Goblin in Gringotts'
Wizarding Bank) and Christopher Columbus' daughter, Eleanor, who played
Steven wanted to use Haley Joel Osment for the part of Harry.
In the original draft Drew Barrymore had a cameo.
Rosie O'Donnell and Robin Williams asked for roles without pay.
Richard Harris only agreed to the part of Albus Dumbledore after
his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again.
Columbus was asked by his daughter to direct and he agreed after he read
J.K. Rowling picked Alan
Rickman for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which he plays
Professor Snape being filmed in England and will hit theaters in the summer
In the final credits, Will
Theakston is mistakenly credited as playing Marcus Flint and Scott Fearn
is erroneously credited with playing Terence Higgs. Warner Brothers mixed up
the names and characters to the press.
It was erroneously reported by a London tabloid that a young
actor dubbed Daniel Radcliffe's lines. Radcliffe's voice changed during production,
but he did speak all the lines in the movie. The scenes were filmed in order
and his voice changes gradually throughout the movie.
Davis, Warwick, who played Professor
Flitwick and the first Gringotts
Goblin, provided the voice for Griphook played by Verne Troyer.
owls play Hedwig,
Ook, Gizmo and Sprout, but mainly Ook. The name of
Harry's owl "Hedwig" is not mentioned anywhere in the movie, nor is
cat "Mrs. Norris."
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione approach Hagrid, he is playing the
Harry Potter theme with a wind instrument.
The tabby cat ran away during filming and came back two days later.
In the troll
scene in the girl's bathroom, Daniel Radcliffe isn't actually on the troll's
neck; this image was digitally added.
The word 'bloody' appears in the film 6 times, along with 1 'arse',
1 'bugger', and 2 'blasted's. This and scary scenes in the haunted forest, led
to a PG rating.
Daniel Radcliffe changed the screen on Robbie Coltrane's cell
phone to Turkish.
By February 2002 this was the second highest grossing film worldwide
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