Now  in this post I will share, Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban movie review. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 British / American fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling is made. This is the third episode in the Harry Potter series, which is a sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The film was considered by critics to be a significant improvement over the previous two episodes. It was the most popular episode of Harry Potter, but unfortunately, when the film was released in Iran, it faced unprecedented censorship, which was removed from the film for more than half an hou

         

Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban movie


Harry Potter has had another unsatisfying summer with the Dursleys. When Aunt Marge insults her parents, she loses her temper and causes her to accidentally inflate like a balloon and float away from her. Fed up with everything, Harry then flees from the Dursleys with his luggage.

The Knight Bus takes him to the Leaky Cauldron, where he is forgiven by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, for using magic outside of Hogwarts. After meeting his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry discovers that Sirius Black, a convicted supporter of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, escaped from Azkaban prison and intends to kill him.

The trio return on the Hogwarts Express for the school year at Hogwarts, only for the dementors to suddenly board the train looking for Sirius. One of them enters the trio's compartment, causing Harry to pass out, but the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Professor Lupine, repels the dementor with a patronus charm.

At Hogwarts, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore announces that the Dementors will guard the school while Sirius is free. Hogwarts gardener Rubeus Hagrid is announced as the new Care of Magical Creatures master; His first class goes awry when Draco Malfoy deliberately taunts the hippogriff Buckbeak, who attacks him. Draco exaggerates his injury, and his father Lucius Malfoy later causes Buckbeak to be sentenced to death.

The portrait of the Fat Lady, who guards the Gryffindor quarters, is damaged and empty. Terrified and hidden in another painting, the Lady tells Dumbledore that Sirius managed to enter the castle. During a passionate Quidditch match against Hufflepuff, the Dementors attack Harry and cause him to fall off his broomstick.

At Hogsmeade, Harry is shocked to learn that Sirius had not only been best friends with his father and had apparently betrayed him to Voldemort, but was also his godfather. Lupine privately teaches Harry how to defend himself against Dementors, using the Patronus Charm.

After Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out to witness Buckbeak's execution, Ron's pet rat, Scabbers, bites him and escapes. When Ron is chasing him, a large dog appears and drags the two of them into a hole at the base of the Whomping Willow. This leads the trio through an underground passage to the Screaming house, where they discover that the dog is actually Sirius, who is an Animagus. Lupine arrives and hugs Sirius like an old friend.

He admits to being a werewolf, and explains that Sirius is innocent of betraying the Potters with Voldemort, as well as murdering twelve Muggles and his mutual friend, Peter Pettigrew. It is revealed that Scabbers is actually Pettigrew, an Animagus who betrayed the Potters and committed the murders.

Snape arrives to stop Black, but Harry knocks him unconscious with the expelliarmus spell. After forcing Pettigrew back into human form from him, Lupine and Sirius prepare to kill him, but Harry convinces them to hand Pettigrew over to the Dementors.

When the group leaves, the full moon rises and Lupine transforms into a werewolf. Sirius transforms into his dog form to fight him. Amid the chaos, Pettigrew transforms back into a rat and escapes.

Harry and Sirius are attacked by dementors, and Harry sees in the distance a figure that saves them by casting a powerful patronus spell. He believes that the mysterious figure is his deceased father of his, before he collapsed. He wakes up to find that Sirius has been captured and sentenced to the dementor's kiss.

Following Dumbledore's advice, Harry and Hermione time travel with Hermione's time turner and see themselves and Ron replay the events of the night before. They save Buckbeak from being executed and witness the Dementors overpower Harry and Sirius. The present Harry realizes that it was actually he who conjured the patronus, so he does it again.

Harry and Hermione rescue Sirius, who escapes with Buckbeak. Discovered to be actually a werewolf, Lupine gives up teaching to avoid the uproar of the parents of his pupils. He also returns the Marauder's Map to Harry, no longer having the authority to use it to confiscate contraband. Sirius sends Harry a Firebolt, a model broomstick that he happily rides for a ride.


Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban movie direction


Shortly before the premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it was announced that Chris Columbus, director of the first two feature films, would not be in charge of the third part although he would occupy the position of producer. Columbus's decision was due to the fact that he wanted to spend more time with his family, which he could not do due to the great demand for time required by films of this size.

The search and stage of negotiations with other filmmakers began then. Kenneth Branagh (who had acted in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Callie Khouri were mentioned. The project was also offered to Mexican director Guillermo del Toro who declined the offer based on the results of the films made so far but he suggested his compatriot Alfonso Cuarón to direct the film on the basis of his previous work.

Marc Forster also rejected the position of director. Since he had worked with similar themes and child actors on Finding Neverland, he didn't want to repeat himself.

Finally, it was announced that the position would be filled by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón;  At first Cuarón did not show much interest in directing this feature film, but it was Guillermo del Toro (a friend of his) who convinced him to take over the direction of the film when the Producers offered him the project after seeing his work on the adaptation of the novel.

The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, an appointment that was endorsed by Harry Potter author JK Rowling herself for being one of her favorite books and praised the aforementioned adaptation to the big screen as well as another of the director's films, And your mom too.

The director had not read the books before and he hardly knew the world imagined by the British writer. Actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna spoke to him about the universe created by Rowling during the promotional tours of Y tu mama tambien. that Cuarón received the script.

 Guillermo del Toro had also urged him to make the film focusing on the change from childhood to adolescence that would be the plot to work on. Once he became interested in the project, Cuarón read the screenplay for The Prisoner of Azkaban and the following books. According to his statements, there was an immediate connection that allowed him to visually imagine the story from the first moment.

At first, it also produced some discomfort having to retake a world already conceived by another director. Cuarón's idea was to remain faithful to the novelistic material in terms of its essence, altering whatever was necessary to maintain the cinematographic dynamics at all times. re and when this did not affect or contradict the logic of the development of the books not yet written.

He also concentrated on addressing in greater depth some of the new aspects of the plot, such as the issue of adolescence, with which he had already worked in previous movies. In his opinion, The Prisoner of Azkaban is about a boy who tries to discover his identity at a stage where the monster in the closet was no longer outside but inside it. The key was to find the perfect balance between the childhood world left behind and the growing darkness of the plot.

In addition to a strong personal imprint on the costumes, set design and performances, the director contributed ideas such as including Lilliputians in some scenes or a graveyard on the Hogwarts grounds, which were dismissed for not fitting into the created world. by Rowling.

However, the writer praised the personal touch that the Mexican brought to the sequences of the time trip with the duplicate characters on screen and their humorous quotas. Something similar was expressed by the British novelist with regard to the inclusion of a talkative shrunken head, an idea that according to her she would have liked to use in her novels .

Regarding the aesthetics of the film, Cuarón decided to shoot with wide angles to show the background as much as possible and highlight the body language of the actors in interaction with it,  which was due to his desire to turn the landscape into a character plus. He also was inclined to print a different style to the image working with few close-ups and almost naturalistic photography.

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