Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanwhat did you think?
Posted 04 June 2004 - 12:22 AM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 01:44 PM
BTW, the fourth film is being filmed now for release in 2005, and the announced reason for changing directors to Mike Newell, who directed Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mona Lisa Smile, was that pre-production for this movie conflicted with Cuaron's directing duties for Prisoner of Azkaban. The fifth movie is tentatively scheduled for 2007 according to imdb.com, but I haven't read who the director will be.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 01:51 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:15 PM
Cast (in credits order)
Daniel Radcliffe .... Harry Potter
Emma Watson .... Hermione Granger
Rupert Grint .... Ron Weasley
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Robbie Coltrane .... Rubeus Hagrid
Frances de la Tour .... Madame Maxime
Michael Gambon .... Albus Dumbledore
Brendan Gleeson .... Mad-Eye Moody
Jason Isaacs .... Lucius Malfoy
Alan Rickman .... Professor Serveus Snape
Maggie Smith .... Professor Minerva McGonagall
They always have the caveat that any movie still in production could change, but it's filming now, and it's likely to have leaked if anyone had been replaced.
The only person who's listed on the site for the fifth movie is Jason Issacs, who plays Lucius Malfoy. But it hasn't begun production yet.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:22 PM
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 05:50 PM
Very well plotted--the story actually made sense, which is generally not the case for big movies released in the USA during the summer. The special effects served the story--things didn't blow up just because they could be blown up on film--and the production design was terrific. Even the score by John Williams, whose biggest fan I am not, helped knit the entire movie together.
I missed a lot of course--including some of the smaller roles played by very skilled and experienced actors.
Among those are: Aunt Petunia, played by Fiona Shaw, Lily Potter, played by Geraldine Sommerville, Mrs. Molly Weasley, played by Julie Walters, Cornelius Fudge played by Robert Hardy. I will see it again, but if someone could point out approximately when these chacters show up, what they do or what they look like (whichever is more distinctive) I would appreciate it.
Some nice cameos--Dawn French as the Fat Lady in Painting; and funny bit parts--Lenny Henry as the Shrunken Head.
Posted 15 June 2004 - 09:34 AM
Fudge is best seen in a short scene after the Knight Bus deposits Harry at the Leaky Cauldron. To Harry's great surprise, Fudge welcomes him; Harry expects to get booted from Hogwarts for having performed magic outside the school.
Mrs. Weasley also appears briefly at the Leaky Cauldron, as the family swoops into breakfast.
Lily Potter is, I think, only seen once or twice waving in a photograph.
Aunt Petunia shows up in the opening scenes with Aunt Marge.
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