Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Director)

DVD, 2006

Call number

Family, DVD 40b



Warner Bros. Pictures (2004)


Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life.

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LibraryThing member comfypants
An escaped convict wants to get at a student at a magic boarding school.

Easily the high point of the series.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: A
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: A

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 3.6/4
LibraryThing member infjsarah
This is my favourite of the books so the film was never going to live up to that. Very enjoyable though.
LibraryThing member 2wonderY
This is my favorite of all the films. So much that I went researching the team. Alphonso Cuaron directs. This is his first and only HP. Exceeds in creativity and humor. Gotta check out some of his other works - A Little Princess and Great Expectations.
The director of photography is Roger Pratt; the
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cinematographer is Michael Seresin. I wonder what the difference is.
Art Director - Andrew Ackland-Snow; Set Director - Stephanie McMillan; Production Designer - Stuart Craig.

Bravo guys!
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LibraryThing member Eurekas
The Prisoner of Azkaban was the first HP movie to be directed by Alfonso Cuaron. It is differently paced and I like it. Also, unlike the previous two, Hermione has a larger roll. There are many small touches which I appreciate like the bird flying into the Whomping Willow to its demise, like the
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soft sounds of the night when everyone comes out of the Shrieking Shack and Harry talks with his Godfather. The characters of Lupin and Sirius appear for the first time. This one is quietly dramatic, and of the films in the HP series, my favorite.
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Hugo Award (Nominee — 2005)
Critics' Choice Movie Awards (Nominee — 2004)


0790783525 / 9780790783529



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