Harry Potter Prisoner Of Azkaban Analysis

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban uses principles of sound, cinematography and elements of Mis En Scene to immerse the audience in the dark and mysterious wizarding world. Sound is a powerful film technique, especially one such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where sound and sound effects help to shape the understanding of the wizarding world (Bordwell and Thompson, 267). Generally, there are two different types of sound, diegetic and non-diegetic. According to Film Art : An Introduction, diegetic sound is any voice, musical passage, or sound effect presented as originating from a source within the film’s world, non-diegetic sound, is sounds such as mood music or a narrator’s commentary, represented as coming from …show more content…
The usage of non-diegetic sounds allows the audience to have a better film experience, while the usage of diegetic sound gives the audience a realistic film experience. The two in combination in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban let the audience vividly view and hear what is happening during the Without the two combined together, it would be h Soundtracks in a movie, like the scores John Williams wrote for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban stimulate the imagination of film goers (IMDb.com). Take for example, when Harry and Hermione are flying on Buckbeak with Sirius Black towards, there is a subtle soundtrack playing in the background FIND OUT THE NAME OF THE SOUNDTRACK TITLE. While watching this particular scene, focusing specifically on the music, long bowed harmonics and usage of crescendos and diminuendos are played on stringed instruments giving the audience the feeling of flying on a HIPPOGRIFF as the wind blows through the characters hair. (CHECK SPELLING). Another example of a non-diegetic sound found within the film is when Harry is on the train going to Hogwarts and the train is stopped by dementors (Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban). In this particular scene, the sounds of violins can be heard by the

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