I have just learned that the Elder Wand wasn't broken in eh book. But Harry broke it in the movie. Perhaps movie makers are jerks or they did that due to marketing reasons (it looks fantastic).

Now I am curious: How many times did the movies not follow the books? Please, list up.

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    Also, if you look at the site FAQ, one of the categories of questions that is considered off-topic is open-ended list questions. Not that it's a bad question - just that it doesn't fit in with the state goals of this particular web site. Jul 27, 2012 at 14:07
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    The books are so good, I think you should read them to see for yourself. The fact that interesting plotlines and colorful characters that were prominent in the books were left out of the movies is one of my pet Peeves Jul 27, 2012 at 15:09
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    @DavidStratton -- I saw what you did there ;) (Two years later ... ) Jun 5, 2014 at 20:47
  • @DavidStratton As Slytherincess states excellent pun (I saw it immediately as I do 99.9% of the time as I frequently pun myself). Funny really - a good friend has used that in a couple stories she wrote - a pet named Peeves (but not at all a poltergeist).
    – Pryftan
    Jan 4, 2018 at 19:59

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There are a ton. Here's the links, I'll let you peruse them at your leisure:

Sorcerer's Stone

Chamber of Secrets

Prisoner of Azkaban

Goblet of Fire

Order of the Phoenix

Half Blood Prince

Deathly Hallows Part 1

Deathly Hallows Part 2

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