Potter Profile - Michael
August 15, 2004
SPOILER WARNING: This page contains spoilers for Prisoner of Azkaban, and Order of the Phoenix.
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
Easy question, although I spent a lot of time with 'The Order of the Phoenix', I love 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.'
When I read the first two books, I got the impression that the novels were sort of 'The
Adventures of Harry Potter.' When I read Year Three, I was blown away. I
became a huge fan of the universe. There really was something to these
novels. I read that book in one sitting. I've never done that. And, yes, no
matter how much of a difference there is from book to film, Cuaron's adaptation is my favorite. The film is amazing.
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
As I have said, it is my favorite of the three films. Why? It's the details,
the little touches: the Hogwarts choir singing lines from "Macbeth", the
paintings moving with so much life, the end credits, Harry's flight on
Buckbeak, the bottle of liquor next to Professor Lupin on the train - it
goes on and on. The score is great as well.
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
If it was just one day, I'd say Harry. I wouldn't want to be him though.
He's had and is having it pretty rough. Although, he's someone I really
admire. He wouldn't even hesitate if someone were in trouble. Heck, I'd
like to think he'd help Draco out if he was in a life and death situation.
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
I love them. Personally, and this is just me, I believe it's all about Ron
and Hermione. Isn't it obvious. Now, don't get me wrong, Harry and
Hermione love one another just not in the same way. Ginny? Cho? Luna??? No.
Harry will end up alone by the end of year seven. Will he end up alone in the
long run? Probably not.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
Harry losing it in Dumbledore's office. I literally had tears in my
eyes. Harry, when you stand back and look at everything, has had a pretty
awful life. He parents were murdered. He became, essentially, Cinderella for
the Dursleys. The only person he's come to know as family, Sirius, died
before his very eyes. Some people love him, others hate him. He's being hunted
for the kill. I mean, geez - the poor kid. This was the defining moment for
the character. He's fed up with everything, and let's face it he believes
Sirius's death was his doing. It's a powerful moment. I can't wait to
see how Dan plays it out.
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
Either Dean Thomas - he was greatly introduced in the film version of
'Azkaban' - or Hagrid. It's probably be some kind of cool twist. I can't wait.
Do you have any interesting Harry Potter stories to share?
I recently purchased 'The Order of the Phoenix' - for those who don't
know, I've late in the Harry Potter game - on eBay for like twenty bucks. It
didn't come with a jacket and the spine with all ripped. I didn't care.
I read it all in two days. Oh, and I just purchased it in paperback. I
couldn't wait so I spent money on a horrible copy just so I could read
it. I buy a lot of things that tie in with Harry Potter now. I'm a fan!
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Harry will sacrifice himself for the world, allowing the love he has in
him to not only save the world but himself. He will momentarily glimpse the
afterlife, and will get a chance to see and speak with Sirius and, for
the first time, his parents. All will be right with the world. Ron will
become Keeper for the pro's. Hermione will turn S.P.E.W. into Amnesty
International but for, well, elves. Harry will become Hogwarts youngest Defense
Against the Dark Arts teacher. Book seven will end five years or so in the
future and will allow us a glimpse at where everyone is at. And, yes, Ron will
be married to Hermione. Harry will be dating someone.