Badly camouflaged cameras among the Hogwarts students, chromas in the corridors, pajamas that weren’t, or actors who change faces are some of the continuity problems that we have caught in the Harry Potter saga. And you, have you found any more?
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It seems that the magic saga par excellence has gotten out of hand. Or perhaps they have trusted her too much. Because despite the important budgets in the Harry Potter movies, they also slip the mistakes and continuity errors. Taking advantage of the fact that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the first of his 8 films, we review the best kits of the saga, from the hands of the technical experts Michel & Michel (Vincent Garnier and Yoann Sardet) from SensaCine’s sister website , allocine.
Cameras that sneak into the plane, among the Hogwarts students, chromas that someone forgot to erase, or pajamas that transform from one plane to the next, They are some of the most surprising failures that we have found in the saga, although 8 films go a long way and we have only reviewed one per installment. If you have also caught any, tell us in the comments or on rrss and we will include them.
1. The forgotten chroma key from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’
ANDn the first film of the saga, Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stonein a moment in which Harry and Ron go through a door with their magic, a piece of green chroma cloth can be seen in the corridor. That tele is the one that is usually used as a background to facilitate the insertion of special effects. The usual thing is that they are digitally eliminated later if one of them slips through, but in this case it seems that
2. The mature student (and with a camera) who snuck into ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’
During Draco and Harry’s spell duel in the second film of the saga, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, they got stowed away at Hogwarts. He is perfectly visible when the camera is pointed at the audience during the wand fight. At that moment in the shot, among the students of the most famous school of magic in the world, you can see perfectly, a cameraman shooting.
3. The specialist with a desire to star in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’
“Even with a wig it is not so noticeable…”. Something like that must have been thought by those who dared to make a too short shot of this specialist in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban who we can baptize as ‘Snape-fake’, since he is in charge of replacing the professor in an action scene, but he looks too good, so much so that it is clear that he is not the same actor and the spell did not work as it should.
4. Mad-Eye Moody’s camouflaged leg in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’
In the party scene harry potter and the goblet of fire, the camera stops at a close-up of Mad-Eye Moody’s metal leg that moves the feet to the rhythm of the music. However, they were told that under the chair someone forgot a green sock in the color of green chroma key that was probably used during filming.
5. The inadvertently changing pajamas from ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’
Will it be a spell from Hermione or will we be facing the curious case of the magical pajamas of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? that transforms when he wakes up It is not very clear, but what is evident is that the pajamas with which Harry Potter appears having a nightmare, is not the same one that he wears when he wakes up. The first is lighter, and also does not have buttons on the neck.
6. The vanishing leaves of ‘Harry Potter and the secret of the prince’
In this scene of HHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you can see how when Hermione is doing her canary spell, at her feet, there are many dry leaves, however, in the reverse shot in which they are seen from behind, no leaf appears on the floor. They have vanished And all without apparent spell. A clear continuity error, although fans of the book will be able to identify something that JK Rowling explains in the novel and that is that Harry’s presence always calms Hermione and makes the stormy or autumnal airs around her disappear.
7. Hermione’s confused arm in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I’
During the skirmish suffered by the protagonists in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I In Malfoy Manor, Bellatrix tortures Hermione, and a continuity error creeps in. While in the foreground we see that Bellatrix is applying the cruciatus curse to Hermione’s right arm while she is lying on the ground, in the next shot it is to her left arm.
8. Mrs. Norris’s magical eyes in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II’
Any fan of the saga will know that Mrs. Norris, the cat of Argus Filch, the caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has peculiar red eyes. However, in this scene Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows II, the person in charge of digital effects happened to change the color.
In eight films, the variety of kits that you can find is overwhelming, with this selection we only want to pay homage to the mythical magical saga, because mistakes like these happen in the best families.
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