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Orson Scott Card on Prisoner of Azkaban

Posted by: Kristin
June 13, 2004, 08:55 PM

Hugo and Nebula award winning author Orson Scott Card had this to say in his comments on Prisoner of Azkaban:
This is a wonderful movie, richly imagined and beautifully performed. The Harry Potter franchise has grown up into being good art, not just decent adaptation.

And for those troubled by the omissions,Continued...

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Interview with PoA Cinematographer Michael Seresin

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2004, 10:04 AM

American Cinematographer magazine has an in-depth interview with Prisoner of Azkaban cinematographer Michael Seresin. While the article is fairly technical in nature, it does give some insight into the huge task of filming certain scenes for PoA such as the time-turner sequence - click below toContinued...

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Floo Page Update

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2004, 09:33 AM

Steve Vander Ark of The Lexicon has updated the Floo Network page. This week, there are trivia questions about the Ministry of Magic. Note: Our link to the Floo Page is not working properly; please use this link.

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More Reviews from Down Under

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2004, 09:22 AM

From New Zealand comes Stuff's four-star review - and The Age and New Zealand Herald also have theirs available.

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PoA predicted to be on top of box office, again

Posted by: Melissa
June 13, 2004, 09:19 AM

Box Office Prophets predict that PoA will rake in 45.6 million dollars this weekend, and so will spend at least another week atop the charts. However, the take on Friday was down over 70% from last Friday's debut - is it time to go see it again?

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Jamie Waylett Opens Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
June 12, 2004, 12:58 PM

Jamie Waylett (a.k.a Vincent Crabbe) has officially opened Jamie Waylett.com, his own personal Web site, where you can read his diary, view his personal pictures, and even leave him a message on his guest book. His latest diary entry talks about his, Tom Felton's and Josh Herdman's appearance on the ITV showContinued...

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NY Premiere a Dream Come True for Teen

Posted by: Melissa
June 12, 2004, 11:54 AM

The St. Petersburg Times has an account of a teenager's wish come true: Katie Cullen, a teen diagnosed with leukemia, met Daniel Radcliffe and went to the New York premiere of Prisoner of Azkaban on May 23. Her wish was granted by the Children's Dream Fund. The trip to NY was a celebration of theContinued...

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Making of Buckbeak Video

Posted by: sue
June 12, 2004, 11:23 AM

Last night Dateline NBC ran a segment on the making of Buckbeak for the Prisoner of Azkaban film. You can read an article about this, and watch the video of it here. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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John Hurt Honored

Posted by: sue
June 12, 2004, 11:04 AM

Actor John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) has been named CBE, Commander of the British Empire, in the Queen's birthday honours list. The BBC also has this article about John Hurt's acting career. Thanks Rachael and Rebbeca!

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The Age: Why We Adore Harry

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2004, 08:00 PM

The Age takes a look at the popularity of the Harry Potter books. Saying author J.K. Rowling " is as swish and savvy as Le Carre or Christie ", the article continues:
Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Peter Pan, Little Women, The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Sword in the Stone, The LittleContinued...

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BBC Webchat with Chris Rankin

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2004, 12:28 PM

BBC Norfolk had a webchat with actor Chris Rankin ( Percy Weasley). They have the transcript posted and you can read it here.

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USA Today on Buckbeak

Posted by: sue
June 11, 2004, 10:05 AM

The USA Today has an article about the making of Buckbeak for the Prisoner of Azkaban film.
"We had a beak on a stick when we shot so that when Dan touched the beak, we got the right curvature of his hand," says Mark Radcliffe. "We had a horse there for the visual-effects people to get a sense of the light comingContinued...

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News from the Singapore Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2004, 07:43 AM

The Singapore premiere of PoA featured a visit from the Knight Bus - and attendees were lucky enough to get a trip aboard.

Guitar-playing Daniel on Cover of Sydney Paper's Magazine

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2004, 07:40 AM

The cover of Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper's entertainment section, accompanying an article on the maturation of the series and the actors.

Just a few more newspapers' reviews

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2004, 07:38 AM

The GATE's review is now online (thanks, Jake!), as is a review in the the Kingsport Times-News.

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