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As I mentioned in the comments, the technique used to alter the appearance of film in post production is called 'Colour Grading', and is a process used in most if not all movies. This was a practise that was used even before the advent of digital editing, but was the result of what was referred to as 'Colour Timing'. Colour Timing is still used in analogue ...


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The spell (used in the movie) was used in the presence of spiders. It's really that simple, I think. I used a Search function on my PDF of the book and it produced "No results." It seems to be an invention of the film and one only used in the presence of spiders. Why would Harry use it when there were no spiders around?


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Severus was not a mudblood. He was a half blood with a pureblood mother from the Prince line; The Halfblooded Prince. Lily was a childhood friend of his, a crush, and most likely the bitter man's one true love. He told Lily about magic and she was probably Snape's best friend for most of his (early) life. When they became estranged later in their Hogwarts ...


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" I could not understand why he portrayed himself as angry, ferocious, tough and mischievous to his students? " First, among other things, because he was a high-IQ, low-social-IQ geek, who had to develop a tough bullying exterior to survive all his life. He clearly hated incompetents (thus total offense at Neville's entire existence). He disliked ...


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There are a few reasons why they all chose to take the form of Harry, but these are entirely explained in the books as opposed to the films. I'll start with my own speculation, before moving on to evidence from the book. I believe if they disguised him as, for example, his cousin Dudley, it would look especially suspicious. Imagine if Voldemort and the ...


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As explained here: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/29428/in-the-battle-of-the-seven-potters-why-didnt-harry-take-the-polyjuice-potion Being Harry was in-fact one of the safest people to be in that situation; given that there were extremely strict orders to capture Harry and not kill him! Having more than one Harry was only a ploy to confuse the ...


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I think there are a few possibilities here. The first possibility is that Snape could have fudged it as @Liath suggested in his answer. However, the OWLs were external exams marked by external examiners. Although Snape has influence over the teaching of the course, the actual examination was done independently (similar to the GCSE system in UK which Rowling ...


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The Elder Wand It is incorrect to assume that it is the Wand which must be taken, rather the previous owner must be defeated. It responds to power. It is evident that Harry does not even get his hands on the Elder Wand until the Battle of Hogwarts - after he defeats Voldemort. Harry snatches Malfoy's wand (as well as other wands) from his hands, at the ...


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Pink is to Umbridge as black is to Snape. Umbridge acted like a little girl in some ways, using it to hide her true self. Her gaudy pink visage was meant to make her seem respectable and unthreatening, helping in her political machinations and her actions as Hogwarts High Inquisitor. The pink walls of her office and the kitten plates, etc etc contributed to ...


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While the (lack of) protection of the cloak's wearer from the spells was well explained in KeyBrd's answer, the invisibility was not, so I'd like to address that. It was established throughout the books that the cloak is an exceptional one, not losing its properties, etc. However, some devices can penetrate it. One of them is Moody's magical eye, as ...


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Less Than Dead It is difficult to answer what exactly he was after he was blasted by his own Avada Kedavra, no-one seems to know, for sure. This is Voldemort's explanation to his Death Eaters: “I miscalculated, my friends, I admit it. My curse was deflected by the woman’s foolish sacrifice, and it rebounded upon myself. Aaah . . . pain beyond pain, my ...


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The veil is located deep within the Department of Mysteries, which contains many of mysteries of the wizarding world. I believe the significance of it is greater than the mystery it represents. As J.K. Rowling has said, "It's been there as long as the Ministry itself." This artifact presents something historically significant, although it is impossible to ...



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