Harry Potter book fans were really excited when Warner Bros. announced that they would be adapting their favorite series for the silver screen. And we all know that it was a great decision made by WB.
The movies are filled with so many details that only a true fan could spot. Here are some:
1. Leaky Cauldron’s Sign
If you pay attention to the sign in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Leaky Cauldron appears completely black but slowly starts to reveal itself once Harry and Hagrid approach it.
The Leaky Cauldron’s sign is protected with an enchantment that stays black in order to keep it as a secret from Muggles and changes when wizards approach.
2. Harry Potter and the Yule Ball Secret
Harry Potter has some amazing fight choreography and most of it involves Harry. During the fourth installment, Daniel Radcliffe had a tight schedule so couldn’t learn the dance choreography for the Yule Ball.
In an interview, he opened about how everyone else had 3 weeks to learn while he just had 4 days since he was working on another scene, but he was very proud of what he achieved and it was quite difficult.
Since he was having some trouble with the dancing, the filmmakers decided to shoot Harry in shots above his waist so that the fans can’t notice any of his mistakes!
3. Gilderoy Lockhart is Bald?
We all know how Gilderoy Lockhart managed to have all those adventures and that he is a fraud. Director Chris Columbus wanted to add more details about Lockhart’s lies and added some hints in his office so that they were noticed by the fans.
One of the most interesting lies is on his very desk. When Harry and Ron go to confront the professor in his office (while he is packing to run away), you can spot the blonde wig sitting on his desk. He even packed his wig in his bag!
4. Way Too Much Seven!
The filmmakers purposely kept Harry’s jersey number as 7 (once he became the Quidditch Captain) but that’s not the only 7.
Harry was the seventh Horcrux, there are seven books in the series, the headcount on snakes that line the door to the Chambers of Secrets is seven. The number of kids in the Weasley family is also seven and so is the number of players required in a Quidditch team. And seven companions escorted Harry in the Deathly Hallows Part I
And oh, of course, the number of locks on Mad-Eye Moody’s trunk is also seven! They took full advantage of playing with number seven.
5. Lucius Malfoy Almost Killed Harry
The Malfoy family hated Harry since the very time they met them. Lucius first appeared in the franchise in the second film as he planted the diary in Ginny’s possession. When Harry slyly frees Dobby (from Malfoys) by giving him a sock, it pisses off Lucius Malfoy.
He takes out his wand and threatens Harry and is about to say a curse and is interrupted by Dobby.
Many have thought as to what spell would he use on Harry in Hogwarts, with Dumbledore being right around the corner. If you pay attention, Malfoy is saying “Avada” which means that he was about to use the “Avada Kedavra” spell on Harry.
If it weren’t for Dobby interrupting; Harry could have died.
6. The Highly Secured Access Code
When Harry and Arthur Weasley were in the telephone booth on their way to the Ministry of Magic, in order to access the entrance, a code is needed.
Arthur puts some money and dials 6-2-4-4-2. This actually spells out “M-A-G-I-C” on the telephone’s number pad.
Not a strong password for sure, but who would have guessed that it would be this simple?