philosopher's stone

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phi·los·o·pher's stone

a stone sought by the alchemists of the Middle Ages that was supposedly able to transmute base metals into gold, to make precious stones, and to cure all ills, and thus confer longevity; it was also believed to be a universal solvent.
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The cast of The Sorcerer's Stone includes some of Britain's top actors, including Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, John Cleese and Maggie Smith.
Sorcerer's Stone was the US title of the first book in the Harry Potter series - published in the UK as Philosopher's Stone.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Gosford Park" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" are among the pics hoping to rank among Oscar's all-time nomination tallies for Blighty pics.
Other films to be screened include ``Men in Black,'' on July 2, ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' on July 9, ``Chicken Run'' on July 16, ``Footloose,'' on July 23, ``Legally Blonde'' on July 30, ``Jurassic Park,'' on Aug.
com continue to experience strong sales for Rowling's first five novels in the series - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaba, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The filmmaking team includes Oscar-winning director of photography John Seale, ACS, ASC (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Oscar and BAFTA winner for The English Patient) who previously collaborated with director Petersen on The Perfect Storm.
The production also welcomes back production designer Stuart Craig ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"); director of photography Roger Pratt ("Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"); costume designer Jany Temime ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"); VFX supervisor Jim Mitchell ("Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"); and creature effects and make-up supervisor Nick Dudman ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets").
He was also nominated for four other films: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Chaplin," "The Mission" and "Elephant Man.
It is, however, an improvement on the first, ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' and generally lively entertainment.
While ``Monsters'' was the top-selling VHS, followed by Warner Home Video's ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' the top-selling DVDs were Warner's ``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,'' followed closely by Columbia Home Video's ``Spider-Man,'' according to the numbers compiled by Disney.
Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(TM), the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- previously available for the PlayStation(R) game console, PC, Game Boy(R) Advance, and Game Boy Color -- are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience.
Doubtfire'' or ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.