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「ハリー・ポッター」完結記念特集3 ハリー・ポッターとアズカバンの囚人(ファンタジー映画) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

監督 アルフォンソ・キュアカン/Director: Alfonso Cuaron
出演 本文に含む/Starring: (included in text)

ハリポタ・パワー 恐るべし


Astonishing Harry Potter power

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe)‚ Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) have become third years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At school there is much talk of the escaped Azkaban prisoner Sirius Black (Gary Oldman). Former best friend Sirius was the perpetrator that led Harry’s parents to their deaths. As one of evil Voldemort’s henchmen‚ he is after Harry’s life.

Grim‚ a large black dog symbolising death‚ the soul-sucking Dementors‚ the new and mysterious Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who knew Harry’s parents‚ Harry’s ally Hagrid‚ who although was promoted from gamekeeper to professor‚ his beloved hippogriff Buckbeak (a flying creature that is cross between a griffin and a horse) is sentenced to death because of evil-hearted Malfoy. The appearing characters and the secrets of the past intertwine and overlap‚ and the identity of Sirius Black is revealed.

Harry and Hermione use a Time-turner to turn back time and save Buckbeak moments from execution. Black is not a murderer but Harry’s godfather who protected him thirteen years ago. Harry learns that the real criminal is of an unexpected appearance and close to Harry. Learning the truth‚ Harry rides Buckbeak and allows Black‚ the prisoner of Azkaban‚ to escape.

This time Harry is aggressive from the beginning. He doesn’t do as his Aunt and Uncle Dursley ask‚ but inflates his uncle’s sister Marge into something like an ad-baloon and making her fly when she insults his parents. Even toward rival Malfoy he shows a willingness to be actively aggressive and violent. It was from the author’s strong desire through the series that Radcliffe continued to star‚ Ron became more masculine‚ and Hermione more feminine.

But what about the supporting cast? Black’s Gary Oldman is a meticulous character actor who spent six hours in make up for his evil role in Hannibal (2001). It might be hard to see with her the thick glasses but Sybill Trelawney‚ the Divination teacher‚ is Emma Thompson. She is a talented woman who won not only an Oscar for Best Actress‚ but also one for Best Adapted Screenplay (Sense and Sensibility‚ 1995). To top things off‚ there was Julie Christie. Did you know when she appeared? She was the barmaid (Madam Rosmerta) who stood before the sign of The Three Broomsticks bar complaining that a decrease in customers was due to Black’s escape. Lara of Doctor Zhivago (1965) has become a very beautiful 63 year old.

In 2011 the British newspaper The Guardian calculated that the combined income of the three lead characters of the Harry Potter series (Harry‚ Ron‚ Hermione) was £85‚000‚000 (¥10‚800‚000‚000). The three are actually very level-headed and didn’t splurge it‚ but invested in real estate and so on to secure a solid footing. Harry Potter power is astonishing.