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Wired's 13 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Poter Films

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 26, 2011, 02:56 PM

Wired.co.uk has published a slideshow with interesting facts and behind-the-scenes information about the eight Harry Potter films.

Some of the fun facts revolve around the Great Hall (which can fit 22 double-decker buses), the wands manufactured for the actors, creatures built, and creating the gold for the Lestrange vault (210,000 coins!).

Harry Potter's identifying scar has been applied by makeup teams an approximate 5,800 times. While Radcliffe makes up a meaty 2,000 times of that application, the rest have been on the foreheads of stunt doubles and film doubles, who all wear the scar. Although Radcliffe's favourite prop is his glasses, he has been through 160 pairs of them during the shooting of the franchise, many of which do not feature glass as this reflected the cameras too often.
Read even more information about the making of the Harry Potter films at this link.

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31 Comments

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This slide show was a fascinating glimpse into the work done behind the scenes of the HP movies. Everyone working on the filmes really put a lot of talent and effort into making JKR’s world seem so real. Thanks!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 26, 2011, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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1642 Points

Aww this is brilliant xD

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on July 26, 2011, 03:31 PM report to moderator
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255 Points

Such amazing detail really helped to make the movies magical.

Posted by Silvery Doe on July 26, 2011, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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*Potter. I love & hate behind the scenes stuff. My curiosity can gorge but the magic is revealed.

Posted by LaLuney on July 26, 2011, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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53 Points

*Potter. I love & hate behind the scenes stuff. My curiosity can gorge but the magic is revealed.

Posted by LaLuney on July 26, 2011, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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10471 Points

These people never stop giving! =]

Posted by . on July 26, 2011, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

Wow!
160 pairs of glasses?! My word!

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I love Harrt Potter behind-the-scenes features! They are so cool and show how much work goes into these amazing films.

Posted by LunaLuver on July 26, 2011, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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how does some one go through 160 pairs of glasses?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by athena lupin on July 26, 2011, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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210 Points

Oh my. They used a lot of shells for Shell Cottage. xD

Posted by rαdιαnce° [WBM!] on July 26, 2011, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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226 Points

Just amazing.

Posted by emdash84 on July 26, 2011, 08:54 PM report to moderator
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393 Points

What is the animatronic Hog’s Head they are talking about?

Posted by Averyfan on July 26, 2011, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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I did quite get the Hog’s Head either……very interesting stuff though!

Posted by jasygrama on July 26, 2011, 09:10 PM report to moderator
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524 Points

Awesome!
And they were talking about the head that moves around in the main part of Hog’s Head (the restaurant), viewed in the 5th film.

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on July 26, 2011, 09:37 PM report to moderator
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Thats a lot of wands…

Posted by Won_Two on July 26, 2011, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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