Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Audio problem: During the scene with the "flying" letters Harry gets one letter and tries to go in his "room", but Uncle Vernon grabs him. When Harry says, "They're my letters," if you watch closely his lips don't move. (00:11:55)

Audio problem: 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 troll's head with a loud thunk, then falls to the ground. But you never hear any sound of the club hitting the ground. (01:08:44)

Audio problem: When Harry, Ron and Hermione are running away from Mrs. Norris (the cat), Harry yells, "Quick hide through that door!" and if you look close enough you can see that his mouth doesn't move when he says that. (01:01:45)

Audio problem: When Hedwig flies from Harry's arm, or owls deliver mail, you hear the sound of wingbeats. However, owl's feathers are specially adapted to allow for completely silent flight. See here for an explanation. http://www.owlpages.com/articles.php?section=Owl+Physiology&title=Feathers. (00:53:45)

Audio problem: When Dudley is complaining about the number of birthday presents he got, his mouth doesn't match with what Dudley is yelling. His line is badly dubbed. (00:05:00)

Audio problem: In the scene at the very end of the movie when Hermione and Harry are getting on the train, Hermione says, "Feels a bit strange going home, doesn't it?" Harry responds, "I'm not going home, not really." If you look closely, Harry says the words and his mouth moves. Then the camera changes angles and Harry mouths the same words once more, but no sound comes out. (02:23:15)

Audio problem: When the letters come flying out of the fireplace, Dudley yells, "Please, make it stop." If you look at his lips during this time, they're not moving. (00:11:25)

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Audio problem: In Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley as soon as it comes to the scene with the cart Harry and Hagrid are sitting in with the goblin, when they stop and the goblin says "vault 687" if you look close enough, you can see that his mouth isn't actually moving at all. (00:23:10)

Audio problem: Amidst the flying letters, as Vernon begins to chase Harry, when he yells, "Give me that!" and continues with, "Give me that letter!" his lips do not move when visible on screen. (00:11:40)

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Audio problem: When Harry says "They're my letters, get off me!" to Uncle Vernon during the house flooding with letters scene, his voice is much deeper than in the rest of the film, and his mouth doesn't move. It indicates that this line was overdubbed long after main production when Daniel Radcliffe's voice had already begun to change. (00:11:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the Quidditch match, after Hermione sets Snape's cloak on fire and someone shouts, "Fire! You're on fire!" there is a close-up of Harry with his hands gripping the Nimbus 2000. In this shot, the wire rods which are attached/taped to the broomstick, near Harry's fingers, that lead under both of his red sleeves, are entirely visible. (01:21:35)

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Hermione Granger: I'm going to bed, before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed, or worse, expelled.
Ronald Weasley: [to Harry.] She needs to sort out her priorities.

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Trivia: The Hogwarts motto, 'Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus', is Latin, and means 'Never tickle a sleeping dragon.'

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Question: I noticed that Harry's scar hurts when he comes close to Professor Quirrell, but why is this not happening when he meets him for the first time in Diagon Alley? Wasn't Voldemort on his head yet?

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Chosen answer: Voldemort is not on his head in Diagon Alley as explained in the books. He attaches himself to Quirrell when he learns that Quirrell was unsuccessful in getting the Philosopher's Stone from the vault, in attempt to keep an eye on him.

But in the movie when they met in Diagon Alley, Quirrel refused a handshake because it would kill him.

It's never explained in the movie that that is why he doesn't shake hands. In the books, hagrid says that Quirrel hasn't been right since he met a few vampires in the black forest.

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