This movie was based off the best-selling novel, which was written in 1997 by J.K. Rowling, called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you were to read this book and watch the movie you would find many differences, but the main difference between the two is that the book gives more information to the reader than the movie gives to the viewer. If someone was to watch the movie instead of reading the book, that person would not be able to have an accurate information of the book because so many things in the book are changed in the movie or parts are left out of the movie completely.
Some Similarities the book and the movie share was Hagrid meeting up with the Dursleys and Harry at the lighthouse to give Harry his letter and get him to Hogwarts.Ron meeting Harry on the train already having heard that he is the famous Harry Potter and asking to see his scar.Another one was on the way Voldemort/Quirrel Burned and crumbled just being touched by Harry.Lastly, the end where Hagrid gives Harry the album with all the pictures of Harry and his parents.These similarities make the director of the film look good because these are very important parts of the book.
Some differences between the book and the movie was when Harry Potter released a Boa Constrictor in the zoo, but in the film the snake is said to be a Burmese Python.Dudley and Aunt Petunia were stated to be blonde in the book, but in the film their hair is really black.Another one was on how in the book, Harry first met Draco in Madam Malkin’s robe shop in Diagon Alley, but in the film they don’t meet till their sorted into the houses.Lastly, was how in the book during the Sorting ceremony they sing the Hogwarts anthem but in the film no songs were sang.The film and book share many differences that can have you missing out.