Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, known also under the title Novel Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone is the first film of the 7th Harry Potter series by JK Rowling released on December 19, 2001. Chris Columbus directed the film based on a script written by Steve Kloves. This film series follows the adventures of Harry Potter, a young wizard who fights the evil wizard named Lord Voldemort. Not only in the first film, Columbus also re-occupy the director’s chair in second films of Harry Potter entitled Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, released in 2002.
The film was even made into three Oscar nominations in 2002 to the category of Best Art Direction, Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, and Best Music Original Score. Apart from that, this film also managed to enter more than 60 other nominations and won by winning 17 other trophies.
As the creator of Harry Potter, JK Rowling only wanted the actors and actresses involved in this film to come from England. Therefore, one of the conditions to participate in the casting of the Harry Potter at that time was to come from England. Rowling reason to do this so that the film could be autentik according to the book is thick with British culture.
Finally, there were three child actors who could portray these three characters very well. The main character of Harry Potter itself stars Daniel Radcliffe and two of his friends, namely Hermione Granger, starring Emma Watson and Ronald Weaslay, starring Rupert Grint. In addition, there are also several professors who play this film, such as Albus Dumbledore, the principal, played by Richard Harris, Rubeus Hagrid, the school guard played by Robbie Coltraine, and Saverus Snape, played by Alan Rickman.
Intrigued by how exciting the story of Harry Potter and his friends is in the wizarding world? Let’s look at the following story.
In Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry still doesn’t know who he really is. He lives with his uncle, wife and child who treat Harry badly. In this film, the world is divided into two, namely the world of magic and the world of non-magic. In the non-magical world contains ordinary people who do not have the capability of being a witch.
Arriving At Harry’s Birthday 11th, he received an invitation letter brought directly by Hagrid that he was officially accepted at the Hogwarts School of Witch and Wizard or a special school for witches to learn their magic abilities. Hearing that, Harry was very surprised because he felt that he is not a magician, but the fact that Harry is a wizard turned out had been hidden by his aunt and uncle so that Harry can not go to Hogwarts as her parents first.
Finally, Hagrid managed to bring Harry to the wizarding world to prepare Harry’s equipment for Hogwarts school. Unexpectedly, it turns out that Harry is very famous in the wizarding world. He is known as ‘The Boy Who Lived’ or ‘The Living Child’. Initially Harry did not know why he was very famous, until Hagrid tells Harry past that there was a very evil witch 11 years ago wanting to kill Harry named Lord Voldemort, but now the witch is still in a very weak and also still unknown existence.
Arriving was the point today where time Harry went to Hogwarts.He rides a special train for magicians by entering a very unique platform. It was in the train that Harry met a red-haired boy named Ronald Weasley who was usually called Ron and also met a girl with curly hair named Hermione Granger. Hermione is a very smart child and has a high curiosity about the wizarding world. It was at this time that they got to know each other and became friends.
Then, here the story of Harry’s adventure with his two friends begins. Starting from getting a boarding house and participating in many exciting school activities wrapped in various tense conflicts.