Welcome to the first edition of Behind the Scenes! This is where - quite right - you get fun facts about the making of the movies. This is where you will The first movie will get interesting trivia about the actors, learn how they shot some of the scenes and basically get a peek into how the movie makers made their world of potter. Of course be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or pebble?). It is after all the first one, and (surprise surprise) we are going to go through the movies chronologically. So buckle up, my friends, and prepare to get blown away!
In the film, the scar on Harry's forehead is off-center. This was done at J.K. Rowling's request. Due to the artwork on the covers of her books, many people have assumed that his scar is supposed to be in the center of his forehead. The books, however, never specify exactly where on his forehead the scar is located.
The Restricted Section scene was filmed in the Duke Humfrey's building at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. They have very strict rules about not bringing flames into the library. The makers of Harry Potter were the first ever to be allowed to break this rule in hundreds of years.
The tabby cat used in the movie ran away during filming and came back two days later.
The troublemaking poltergeist Peeves (played by Rik Mayall) does not appear in the movie, nor in deleted scenes on any home editions of the film. Mayall claimed he didn't find out that he was cut from the film until he saw the movie. Ultimately, Peeves was never used in any of the Harry Potter films. Mayall claimed that he was cut because the young actors and actresses kept laughing at his performance.
Neville received a remembrall from his grandmother, but he doesn't remember what he has forgotten. In that scene, Neville is the only student without his robe on. He must have not remembered to put his robe on.
In order to understand what he believed to be caretaker Filch's lonely lifestyle, David Bradley and his cat rented an isolated Irish cottage, in which to live for a month, before filming began.
Daniel Radcliffe was initially meant to wear green contact lenses as his eyes are blue, and not green like Harry's, but the lenses gave Radcliffe extreme irritation, and, upon consultation with J.K. Rowling, it was agreed that Harry could have blue eyes.
Crabbe and Goyle have no dialogue in this movie.
Emma Watson's favorite line from the whole franchise is “I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed - or worse, expelled.” She said it just seemed like the wittiest, cleverest line.
When making the movie, there were two versions of the movie that were released. One version had the characters say "Philosopher's Stone" and the American version had the characters say "Sorcerer's Stone."
Until next time :)