Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 2001

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Category: Movies

Genre: Fantasy / Adventure

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling.


Tagline: Journey beyond your imagination

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Derek Deadman, Ian Hart, Warwick Davis, John Hurt, Richard Bremmer and more.

This movie is the first film in the Harry Potter series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. It is the story of an 11 year old boy named Harry Potter who is living with his aunt and uncle and is like a sort of slave for them. They later learned that Harry Potter is a wizard and was invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry was snatched from them by Hagrid, who is the grounds keeper for Hogwarts and was thrown into a world very foreign to ordinary people. When he arrived, he realizes he was famous for an incident that happened to him during his birth. Harry makes friends easily with Ron and Hermione but later realizes that within the light of the wizardry world there lies darkness and danger.

I know this is my second time to watch the said movie. I just can't get over the recent HP movie released. (and I can't wait for the last oneeee!!!) Meanwhile, I'm reviewing all the HP movies. Even though this was done years back, but it still remains as one must-see film. A true delight for all ages.. and of course I love the opening magical score... which keeps playing on my mind... and which I used to have as a ringback 2 years ago. Haha. :)

I love the cinematography, the setting, just about everything. Everything is just oh so magical I actually want to enroll at Hogwarts now! Haha. Love it. :)

Ron always makes me laugh with his "i'm-scared-lines", specially with Hermione.

Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva Mcgonnagal, Severus Snape

Mystical Creatures: Hedwig, Goblins in the bank, Fluffy, the Devil's Snare, Dragons, Unicorn

Magical Stuffs: Sorcerer's Stone (makes you immortal), Invisible Cloak, Mirror of Erised: which shows you what you want.

Spells Used: Alohamora (used to open doors), Wingardium Leviosa (make something levitate e.g. feather), Petrificus Totalus (used to petrify), Lumos Solem (bring sunlight),

Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin

Quotes I Like:

Albus Dumbledore: It does not do well to live on dreams Harry, and forget to live.

Hermione: You'll be okay, Harry. You're a great wizard. You really are.
Harry: Not as good as you.
Hermione: Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery. And Harry, just be careful.

Professor Severus Snape: There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few...
[stares at Draco Malfoy]
Professor Severus Snape: Who possess, the predisposition... I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.
[notices Harry scribbling on his paper]
Professor Severus Snape: Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention!
[steps over to Harry]
Professor Severus Snape: Mister Potter. Our new celebrity.

Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

Dumbledore: Only a person who wanted to find the Stone - find it, but not use it - would be able to get it. That is one of my more brilliant ideas. And between you and me, that is saying something.

Dumbledore: Harry, do you know why Professor Quirrell couldn't bear to have you touch him?
[Harry shakes his head]
Dumbledore: It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you, and that kind of act leaves a mark.
[Harry reaches up to touch his scar]
Dumbledore: No, no. This kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin.
Harry: What is it?
Dumbledore: Love, Harry. Love.


Hermione: Stop moving, both of you. This is devil's snare! You have to relax. If you don't, it'll only kill you faster!
Ron: Kill us faster? Oh, now I can relax!

Ron: [Harry and Ron arrive late to Transfiguration, relieved that Professor McGonagall isn't there yet] Whew, made it. Can you imagine the look on old McGonagall's face if we were late?
[the cat sitting at the head of the class suddenly transforms into her]
Ron: That was bloody brilliant!
Professor McGonagall: Well, thank you for that assessment, Mr Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr Potter and yourself into a pocket watch? That way, one of you might be on time.
Harry: We got lost.
Professor McGonagall: Then perhaps a map? I trust you don't need one to find your seats.

Ron: What do they think they're doing, keeping a thing like that locked up in a school?
Hermione: You don't use your eyes, do you? Didn't you see what it was standing on?
Ron: I wasn't looking at its feet! I was a bit preoccupied with its heads... or maybe you didn't notice? There were three!

Ron: Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid, fat rat yellow!

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