Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
You know the first book right? ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ that’s not what the US print received. Their version was titled ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ why on earth?
The North American publishers actually thought that from the use of the word Philosopher, it would not appeal to the children and they might deem it boring.
The clever people also get into your brain as well. Obviously isn’t ‘sorcery’ more mysterious and provoking? (Laugh).
I always wondered, where Voldemort’s nose is. It’s very awkward to look at alien-humanoid based facial characteristics. Despite the uniqueness, Voldemort’s face is a result of clever visual makeup and digital special effects to give him his unique prominence.
How can we forget the beautiful candle ceiling, atop the beautiful long dining table? Those floating candles were in fact real, if you thought they were computer generated. Only in the first movie though.
Those floating candles were actually suspended with the help of wires, which were layer removed in post-production. In the later movies this idea was no longer used, because the floating candles burned the wire and fell off.
Professor Snape, The Potion Master
Professor Snape, the potion master. Well if you did not know that, you will definitely know him as the slytherin teacher that despised Harry’s presence very much.
Alan Rickman, who played the character in the potter series was the only actor who already knew the outcome of his character before the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. JK. Rowling informed Rickman everything earlier.
Three Broom Sticks Inn
Potter characters don’t have any affection with alcohol, but are eager butter bear fans. Hermione invited Ron and Harry to the ‘Three Broom Sticks Inn’ to share some foamy mugs of the drink.
Despite the attention of teens having alcohol, the drink itself was substituted with foamed Apple juice. Hilariously, here we thought UK reduced their age limit on alcohol consumption.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1, the scene of ‘Seven Potters’ proved to be very difficult for Radcliff, because each ‘Harry’ spoke differently and required his own persona. It took more than 90 takes for this single scene to be shot.