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June 05, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Hubby and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie last evening. We really enjoyed it. Some of the confusing elements of the book are more easily tracked in the movie. The abridgers did an excellent job in resolving a very long novel into a good 2+ hour synopses. I highly recommend it for anyone who has read the novels and/or seen previous movies.

For those that have not read the novels, but have seen the previous movies, there might be a few minor gaps that will be more visible to you then to your reading friends. Such as the compression of time at Hogwarts and the devices the film makers use to let us know that time is passing both within and between the films.

For one that has no idea who or what Harry Potter is I would first have to ask for GPS locator coordinates to the rock you have been under for the last six years, I want to borrow it while I write my quals and dissertation. Secondly I would not recommend the movie for you because the over arching question you will be asking through out the film will be "Who cares." Without significant background this movie will be totally unapproachable.

As a Harry Potter fan, of both the books and the movies, I was concerned that this movie would not be as good as previous films in the series without Chris Columbus at the helm. I was very pleasantly suprised to find that the franchise is still as strong even under new leadership. One change did jump out at me and I'm not sure if it's related to a new director or if there is a marketing interest, but in the previous films students at Hogwarts - both in the castle and outside it - were usually seen wearing their wizards robes. In this film unless they are in classes the students are seen in regular street clothes, modern street clothes down to the low rise jeans Hermione wears during the scenes at and around Sirius Black's physical introduction. I have been previously struck by how few artifacts, that would date the films, were routinely pictured. Someone seems to have forgotten that clothing is a major dating component of any visual presentation.

Posted by prolurkr at June 5, 2004 12:43 PM

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