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New York Times Interview with Cuarón

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Posted by: Melissa
March 23, 2003, 09:33 PM

The New York Times has a brief Q&A with PoA director Alfonso Cuarón. The HP-focused quotes include:

AC: I was unfamiliar with the Harry Potter universe, but I read the books, and I saw the potential. Thematically, it's actually very close to ''Y Tu Mamá También.'' Harry Potter is about finding your own identity, and so is ''Y Tu Mamá.''



NYT: But ''Y Tu Mamá'' deals with class and homosexuality. Doesn't Harry Potter have fewer political overtones?



AC: No. Harry Potter deals with class, with race, with power. I see this book as a metaphor for our times. The evil Voldemort is very similar to Saddam Hussein. Or George Bush. They're really the same...

The article, like his recent film Y Tu Mamá También' is probably better read by older teens and adults (because of some language in the article), and we ask that if you post a comment in the COMMENTS section here, especially if you're going to engage in political discussions on this thread please be respectful to everyone's beliefs - people from all over the world enjoy and contribute to TLC, and there's no reason to flame anyone, just because you disagree with their perspective.

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