Michael Serperior Nolan You know what they say: Don't judge a book by it's movie. Except for the first Twilight movie. I thought it was a hell of an accomplishment to make a movie out of a book in which nothing happens.
In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote an 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in.