Tuesday, October 04, 2005

next obssession: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

TIME.com: How to Tell if The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a Christian Film -- Page 1

ok, kittens.
dust off those books and get to reading. there'll be a quiz later.
(i haven't read TLTWatW since i was a girl.)


Nikky Egland said...

I love the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I CANNOT WAIT to see it on film!

- said...

I'm pumped about TLTWATW as well. My niece (age 11) and I read the Chronicles of Narnia over the summer.

I really hope to go in just ready to enjoy the story rather than wondering if Disney nailed all the little Christian nuances.

I love the fact that Lewis was able to tell such great stories with powerful Christian themes surfacing thorughout...but I think as we wage the war for real, honest, good, Christian art...we need to sometimes just sit back and just enjoy it when it actually happens.

btw: i'm new here. I've loved reading so far.

ding said...

well, crooked saint, welcome!
things get a little, uh, feisty here but please be patient. i'm perhaps too full of snark to be helpful to anyone.

i plan on seeing it at least twice. once for enjoyment and then for sussing out all the christian stuff so i can positively reinforce my faith.

cuz a movie is good for that.

DVE said...

I'm looking forward to the movie too since I've read the books more often than I can count. I agree with the saint for the most part. I'm not particularly attached to certain catchphrases, although I always like to see movies stay as close to (good) books as possible. The only thing that would piss me off is if they sacrificed an important part of the plot for PC reasons, but I don't foresee that happening here. Disney knows a goldmine when they see it.

DVE said...

Hmm, that said, I am curious about what will happen if/when they film The Horse and His Boy, which is disturbingly orientalist. I have a hard time envisioning that book being made into a movie without some serious changes.