How The Prisoner of Azkaban Elevated the Harry Potter Movies

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling later adapted into multi film franchise. The story chronicles the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Though the Harry Potter films manage to maintain a relatively high bar of quality in comparison to certain other franchises, there is a clear cut winner in the contest of best Harry Potter movie. At least in Hoodie’s opinion. Though the Philosopher’s Stone(or Sorcerer’s Stone for us Americans) and Chamber of Secrets are charming movies in their own right, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban holds the sole accomplishment of defining the Harry Potter series’ visual style. Director Alfonso Cuaron’ visionary mind left an imprint on the Harry Potter series that would be emulated in all films following. Here to break down exactly how he did it is Hoodie on this week’s Kato analysis…How The Prisoner of Azkaban Elevated the Harry Potter Movies.

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Alfonso Cuarón

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