Tuesday, July 29, 2003

The Prisoner of Azkaban

Director Alfonso Cuaron, best known for directing the movie "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (rough translation "yo mama") was interviewed by Newsweek and has some interesting things to say about some of the adult characters:
"CuarĂ³n says he finds parallels between some of the shadier adult characters and real-life contemporary Muggle world leaders. Villain Voldemort reminds the director of George W. Bush, ''in combination with Saddam,'' he tells Newsweek.
''They both have selfish interests and are very much in love with power. Also, a disregard for the environment. A love for manipulating people.
I read books four and five, and [Minister of Magic] Fudge is similar to Tony Blair. He's the ultimate politician. He's in denial about many things. And everything is for the sake of his own persona, his own power. The way the Iraq thing was handled was not unlike the way Fudge handled affairs in book four.''

Ooh. I think I am going to love this movie.

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