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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - The Movie and the Scar
I have seen the trailer many times. I enjoy watching it. It look like a great movie. The one problem is that I don't see Harry's Scar once in any of the parts. Anyone know whats up with that?
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Bob Kreut writes:
Actually there is a scar (it's hard to see if the resolution is bad in your version) but it's above his right eye. Now many people are saying that this is a Slip Up but in reality, JK Rowling never once said where the scar was except "on his forehead". There was much talk with JK Rowling and the director about where the scar should be placed and JK Rowling decided that it should be where she always felt that it was, which is above his right eye. And Ms. Rowling wasn't the illustrator of the picture on the front of the book so that isn't a depiction of what she had in mind, it's what somebody else's depiction was so for those of you going to use that as proof, it doesn't work.
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Lilly writes:
A lot of people think that Harry's scar is supposed to be in the middle of his forehead because of the picture on the front. But guess what? The illustrator didn't write the book! I think that it's cool his scar isn't dead center, how many people do you know have perfectly symmetrical scars?
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Qsara writes:
There is a scar on Harry's head when he lifts his bangs. It's just not dead center, it's a little to his right (our left).
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Ron writes:
Regarding HGM4ever's comment: True, it is not stated directly that Hermione is shorter than Ron, but in book 4, it does say that Ron is the tallest of the three (he was reading some sign to them as only he can see it with his height).
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Choopy McGibberson writes:
I saw the trailer once, and the reason you probably didn't see the scar was because it isn't in the middle of his forehead like in the books. It's on the right side of his forehead, so it's hidden by his hair, and you can see it when he pulls back his bangs.
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Jess writes:
There might be some confusion, b/c when you watch the trailer on the computer, it's very hard to see the scar, since it's very light and is pink. I personally was under the impression that the scar was in the middle of his forehead and wasn't in the shape that is in the movie, and was more like the book illustrations. If you see the movie trailer at the movie theaters, you'll be able to see the (in my opinion) misplaced scar.
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g.willikers writes:
I don't have the evidence to back this up, but maybe some of you hard-core Harry fans do. I have only a hunch. Doesn't it seem like whenever Harry is being attacked by Voldemort, his scar burns and his head feels as though it's going to split in half? (the only example I have is page 294 in the paperback American version of the Sorcerer's Stone, but I'm sure you can find examples in other books.) I'm confused: how can his head split in half at the scar if the scar is on the side of his forehead like it is in the movie?
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Lpeachgirl writes:
The scar is covered up by his bangs. They moved it to the side of his forehead in the movie instead of between his eyes.
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Nina writes:
In the book, JK Rowling never mentions the postion of the scar, you just assume that the scar is center because of the picture too. But J.K. made the final decsion of where the scar was placed. I could see the scar very well in the trailers and in the movie.
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La La writes:
In one trailer, Ron says, "Are you really Harry Potter?" and he lifts up his bangs and reveals the scar, but his hair is hiding it for the rest of the trailer.
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Some young kid that noone is going to listen to writes:
Harry's hair is always covering his scar!
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RonJLow writes:
The trailer I saw looked terrible. The scar looked like eyebrow pencil; way too big as well. Dumbledore delivers the line about students avoiding the 3rd floor corridor - unless they want to suffer a painful death - all wrong. The book says it was impossible to tell if he was joking. The movie shows him VERY serious.
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teenwitch writes:
Where the heck did you get green??? Any way, there is the scean on the Hogwarts Express where Harry lifts up his bangs and shows Ron his scar. It's there. The only part of the movie that buggs me is that Ron is shorter than Harry AND Hermione. Who the heck did the casting???
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HGM4Ever writes:
Whoever said that it bugged him or her that Ron was shorter than Harry and Hermione...where does it say in the book that Hermione is shorter than Ron? Yes, it said that Ron is tall, but it doesn't say that Hermione is short. And casting directors don't go purely on height...they look for talent too. Just clueing you in!
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olie writes:
In the series of the books, J.K.R. never mentioned exactly where the scar is. She just says that it's on Harry's forehead.
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ChaserChick writes:
It never says where Harry's scar is. And I don't think it ever mentions it being green either. My sister and I had a huge row about this in August. And, teenwitch, they looked practically forever to find a perfect Harry. They weren't looking for exact *exact* carbon copies of the people envisioned in our minds. It DOES say that Ron is tall, and in the movie he IS short. But, I find that a small price to pay. Besides, Rupert Grint is cute :D So is Christopher Rankin, but ANYWAY. And, unless you know what to look for as far as the scar in the trailer goes, you might miss it, because the shot is kind of quick. If you're A, looking for it in the middle, or B, seeing the trailer on your computer (as I have done so many times) then you're probably going to miss it. I like how they did it in the movie because it looks like a scar. It looks exactly like the scar on my knee (minus the shape, of course).
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Sarah writes:
I saw the trailer too, and when Ron asked if he really had the scar, Harry did lift his bangs, BUT there was no scar, or there appeared to be none... I was wondering about that myself.
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Chloe writes:
And in the movie it's way over on the side of his forehead... isn't Harry's scar supposed to be in the middle?
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Ashley Comet writes:
For one thing, everyone was right-J.K Rowling NEVER mentioned where the scar was. I think its cool that the scar isnt dead center. If it was, it would remind me way to much of Sailor Moon. No, it is not green. Where in the book did it say it was green? Maybe it glows green in some parts of the film, but i believe when I saw the trailer it was the color of his skin-but a bit pink. Its a scar, people. Scars aren't green or yellow or brown. They're a bit pink and swell and look like dents in your head or stick out in a line, depending how big the scar is. So this is not a slip up.
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QuickEyez writes:
In regards to Ashley Comet's comment: The reason the scar flashes or appears to be green is because of the light Harry sees in his dreams. When Voldemort is killing his parents, there is a green flash and burning sensation on his scar. Therefore, the creators/makeup artists/whoever-is-in-charge-of-that-department probably depicted Harry's scar to be green because of that light. I also firmly believe Harry's scar should be in the center of his head. Thanks for reading this!
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Van-Dippity-Daminator writes:
Yes, that is true. In the film (I'm going to see it in the cinema for the second time tonight) the scar is actually rather noticeable, but as described in the book it is slightly covered by his forehead. My P.C Media Player isn't very good either, and you can really see a scar.
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Liz writes:
In regards to g.willikers about the splitting headache on one half of his head, all I have to ask is have you ever had a migraine? Just from my experiences with them they are behind my right eye mostly, but my head still feels like it will split in half. So I can see where Harry would be coming from. :)
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PImpernelPippin writes:
It's there. It's off to the side a bit. And Dan pulls it off perfectly. It looks great on him. He should have it put there permanently. :)
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AnimeAngel writes:
Eeep! Its there, I have seen that trailer a couple of times. I HATE how it is like all colly wobbled (SP?)! Its not dead center, its like smack dab in the middle, not up at the top as we all imagined....:(
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nicole writes:
In the thrid book it says that:He looked around at stan,whose mouth was slightly open. Harry saw Stan's eyes move to the scar. "what's that on your head?"said Stan abruptly "nothing" said Harry quickly,flattening his hair over his scar and it says it the other books that he's always trying to hide his scar so how can his scar already be hidden by his hair?
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Ice Lord Ssarl writes:
Well, I saw the clip on my TV, where Ron first meets Harry and asks to see the scar. Harry lifts his bangles - and I was shocked to see no scar! However, unless this is THE BIGGEST STUFF UP OF ALL TIME, I assumed this was merely because my TV is not as clear as a ruddy huge movie screen - presumably this is your problem. Plus the shot is like a second! Also, it's quite possible that he doesn't have his scar in scenes when it's not mentioned purely because it would be painstaking to re apply the scar - and not have it look different - EVERY studio session - but surely that's just nit picking.
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Moishe the great writes:
In the trailer for the Harry Potter movie it shows pro. McGonngal (however you spell it) leading the first years into the great hall,she has gray hair that is all over the place. In the book, however, it states, she has braids or whatever, " 'it is a time to let down your hair' this seemed kind of weird for pro. mcongall because she had thick brown braids" (or whatever)
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Mindy Doll writes:
I always thought it was green to, Avada Kadavra sends green light at the victim, so you assume his scar matchs the curse
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Debbie writes:
In one movie trailer Ron says, "Are you really Harry Potter?" Harry lifts up his bangs and shows the scar. BUT the scar is on the side of his forehead, even though it is supposed to be in the middle! So that is a slip-up!
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