Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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An essential work of twenty-first-century cinema, Alfonso Cuarón’s 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an elegant exemplar of contemporary cinematic trends, including serial storytelling, the rise of the fantasy genre, digital filmmaking, and collaborative authorship. With craft, wonder, and wit, the film captures the most engaging elements of the novel while artfully translating its literary point of view into cinematic terms that expand on the world established in the book series and previous films.

In this book, Patrick Keating examines how Cuarón and his collaborators employ cinematography, production design, music, performance, costume, dialogue, and more to create the richly textured world of Harry Potter―a world filtered principally through Harry’s perspective, characterized by gaps, uncertainties, and surprises. Rather than upholding the vision of a single auteur, Keating celebrates Cuarón’s direction as a collaborative achievement that resulted in a family blockbuster layered with thematic insights.

Publication Date

5-11-2021

Publisher

University of Texas Press

Keywords

fantasy films, production, direction, film adaptation

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Film and Media Studies

DOI

10.7560/323120

Original Publication Information

University of Texas Press

ISBN

9781477323120

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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