Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the first “Harry Potter” film, director Chris Columbus looked back at his work and told us what he would have liked to change.
This year, not only is “The Lord of the Rings: The Companions” celebrating its 20th anniversary, but also the first “Harry Potter” film, which was even shown again in German cinemas. With “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” has director Chris Columbus laid the foundation for one of the most iconic cinematic franchises that still enchants children and adults to this day. But as Columbus has now revealed, he is not entirely satisfied with the end result.
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In an interview with Polygon, the director remembered the production of “Philosopher’s Stone” and said that he was from Harry’s scar was never so enthusiastic. Because due to regulations, the makers had to make do with simpler make-up and could not use an artificial scar:
„It was incredibly difficult to get Harry’s scar right. To be honest, I don’t know if we made it. But we had problems with it for months. If you work with kids under 16 or something you can’t use prosthetics, or at least not then. We couldn’t use a fake scar that looks like what I actually imagined. That is a detail, an important detail, that I would like to change in retrospect. “
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Decisions in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were important for later parts
Certainly very few “Harry Potter” fans will have had a problem with the scar, which has now become one of the most iconic elements of the films. Nonetheless, Chris Columbus’ own criticism is understandable. Because with such a large project, every decision made by those responsible is weighed in gold:[display-posts orderby="rand"]
“I took on this job where billions of people will question every step. So, strangely enough, every decision was important, every decision would ultimately affect what comes after that […] We have chosen the design so that the sets have a warm fantasy feeling like something out of a fairy tale book. And as the series evolved, we had to use the same sets and create a dark world. “
On the whole, however, the director is satisfied with the film, especially how well “Philosopher’s Stone” builds up the other parts. Columbus only directed the first two “Harry Potter” films and produced the third part. Nevertheless, he would like to return to the universe one more time and film the play “The Cursed Child”. It remains to be seen whether such an implementation will actually take place.
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