Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone

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I have been a fan of the Harry Potter series for as long as I can remember. The Sorcerer’s Stone was the first novel I ever read, but it was also the first one that I watch as they turned it into a movie. As I got older rereading these books about my wizard friends and their adventures and re-watching the movies I became more aware of the similarities and differences between the two. The movies leave out more than you think but is it really a big deal? Did they take away from you knowledge of the story or the storyline itself? In the preceding paragraphs I will go over the differences and similarities between Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone book and movie, but first here is a bit of background information require to know to understand the comparison. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first installation in the total seven book series, written by J.K. Rowling. It is about a child orphaned by his parents, who was stuck living with the Dursley’s, which were related to him through his mother. Throughout the series he goes up against “the Dark Lord” multiple times while also going on countless adventures with his two best friends. The movie did not include some of the little details and even some bigger details, but these are the few I would enjoy to share, though it most will not affect the overall experience of the story. In the beginning of the book Harry began to receive countless letters from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His uncle, Vernon, was fed up with the letters because he did not want to acknowledge that magic was indeed real. Vernon moved Harry to many different places around the house, because the letters were extremely precise. This did not work, so then that is when they left the house... ... middle of paper ... ...th Snape, in the movie Harry saw it in the hallway, however in the book he spotted it in the forbidden forest. In the touching scene where Harry is looking into the Mirror of Erised, a mirror that shows you your greatest desire, in the movie it was only his mother and father, while the book stated that it was his whole family. There was also little differences like Ron being in detention instead of Neville in the movie or Hermione using fire not sunlight against the Devil’s Snare. Though Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone had differences between the book and its movie, it was not a massive deal. There have been worse book to movie comparisons, but this I do not believe should affect your overall enjoyment of the story. If it does though, maybe realize that even with all that the directors changed or took out, they still however gave you a two hour plus movie.
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