Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Other mistake: In the Forbidden Forest, after Grawp has put Hermione down after grabbing her, he turns round and bends down to pick something up. When the shot turns to Ron, Hermione and Harry they are still looking up at Grawp even though he's bending down. Their position doesn't move. Ron even looks Grawp up and down, even though he's still bent over with his back to the students. (01:27:10)


Continuity mistake: When Snape grabs Harry by the collar of his shirt after Harry has just seen Snape's memories, the position of Snape's thumb changes between shots. (01:29:50)

Continuity mistake: When Hermione and Ron meet Harry at Grimmauld Place, Hermione's hair changes from in front of her shoulder to behind it and back to the front. (00:13:00)

Audio problem: When Luna and Harry converse, as she posts signs for her 'lost' belongings, in the overhead shot of her dangling sneakers she says, "If not always in the way we expect," but her lips are not moving. (02:01:45)

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Continuity mistake: During Harry's first detention, before he starts writing and while Umbridge is still talking, he's sitting at the desk. He's holding the quill in his right hand, and his left hand and arm are resting on the desk. The shot switches to another angle, and his left arm is immediately off the desk. Umbridge is still talking, so there is no time lapse between the two shots. (00:37:10)


Continuity mistake: After the battle between Dumbledore and Voldemort, when Harry lies on the ground and Dumbledore says, "It isn't how you're alikeĀ…" the sand on Harry's face disappears, reappears, etc. (01:56:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Dolores has Sybil Trelawney out in the courtyard, Sybil's suitcase in front of her is horizontal to us, even when she bumps into it, it remains horizontal. After Professor McGonagall comes over though, the suitcase is now diagonally positioned. (00:47:35)

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Continuity mistake: At the Order's headquarters, after the 'bandaged' Mr. Weasley's return and the gifts are handed out and they are toasting Harry, the positions of things on the table differ between shots. (01:08:30 - 01:09:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Dolores has Sybil Trelawney in the courtyard, sending her from Hogwarts, Dolores says, "Actually, I can," and then holds up a scroll. The way and direction she holds the scroll changes between shots. (00:47:25)

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Continuity mistake: During the fifth-year O.W.L. exam in the Great Hall, Umbridge is sitting at the head of the room in front of the swinging pendulum. When the Weasley Wildfire Whizbangs go off in the Entrance Hall, Umbridge leaves her seat. The distance between her and the Great Hall door changes between camera shots behind and in front of her. (01:31:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the Department of Mysteries, when Hermione says, "It's just an empty archway," the scratch on Harry's right cheek is large and bloody, but in the next shot it is significantly smaller. It continues to change in following shots. (01:48:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is standing in front of the prophecy orb with his name on it near the end of the film, the position of his fringe (bangs), most noticeably in relation to his scar, keeps changing during the scene. (01:43:20)

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Continuity mistake: The Weasley boys interrupt the exams with their fireworks display. When they fly off, all of the proclamations in their wood frames fall to the floor. The proclamations above the door fall in front of the doorway at Dolores Umbridge's feet. When all of the students run out of the room, all of the proclamations that were in front of the doorway have instantly disappeared.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Harry is walking out of the Dursley's house with Moody and the others, as they walk across the front of the house, just after Kingsley says, "Dumbledore has persuaded the minister to," on the left-hand side ground floor window the reflection of the moving reflector screen is visible. (00:08:40)

Continuity mistake: When Hermione asks if Ron ever stops eating, she has her hand up to her face. Camera cuts to behind Harry who has just walked over to them and her hand is no longer at her face. (00:43:20)

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Audio problem: When Flitwick is leading the choir, just before Umbridge obnoxiously uses the tape measure to note his height, Flitwick says, "Move those mouths," but his mouth is not in sync with the words. (00:47:50)

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Continuity mistake: During the OWLs examination in the great hall, the large pendulum that swings on the large stage behind Dolores Umbridge; during the scene the swings do not always match up from shot to shot.

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Revealing mistake: When Harry is going down to Hagrid's hut and discovers he isn't home, he looks over the forest discovering the thestrals. The camera moves back so Harry is also visible in the shot, but as he becomes visible, just shortly at his head to the left some of his head goes missing showing that it is a chroma-keyed background / blue or green screen. (00:40:50)


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Trivia: The director and other persons of importance had cut Kreacher out of the film. JKR told them that she couldn't tell them what to do, but the final film wouldn't make sense if they didn't introduce Kreacher in this one. Five minutes later, Kreacher was back in.

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Question: I don't understand why Voldemort needed the prophecy from the Department of Mysteries. Doesn't he already know that Harry can possibly kill him, since Harry conquered him on the night of James and Lily's murders?

Answer: When Voldemort originally attacked Harry, he was acting on information provided to him by Snape. But Snape's information was not complete, ergo why Voldemort lost his powers. He wants the prophecy in order to hear it in its entirety, because he believes it will give him the information he needs to kill Harry.

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