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Posted: 14-Dec-2005, 09:22 PM
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What did you think of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe?

I saw it last weekend when it came out and I was very impressed. I wanted to get the soundtrack that day but it didn't come out until Tuesday.

Can't wait for the next one.


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I LOVED IT!!!!

I've seen it three times so far, and counting.

I'm waiting till after Christmas to get the soundtrack in case someone gets it for me.


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I can't wait to see it. I have read all the boods but it has been 20 years so I am sure it will all be fresh to me smile.gif

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I'll see it when it comes to Sweden on Wednesday - Really can't wait!!!! Love the books!!!


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Hi, I just picked up the book for my christmas gift... I want to read it really bad..I am kind of confused on the different books that are out. But I did get the C. S. Lewis author and the Silver Chair.. Is this like the Narnia movie????

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Posted: 20-Dec-2005, 05:40 PM
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The absolutely stunning film that is just out is based quite faithfully on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. This is the first of the books that Lewis wrote. The book called The Magician's Nephew is a kind of prequel or back-story that occurs before the events of LWW, even though he wrote it some years later. It's worth reading first, since it contains the creation myth of Narnia and sets the whole tone of both wonder and moral imperative. I actually read straight through all seven books the weekend before the film opened, so now I'm fresh in the facts.

The Silver Chair is a good story (this is where you meet the marshwiggle called Puddleglum, one of Lewis' best known characters) but it has different children in it and it happens much later. I think it's the next to last in the Narnia chronology, before The Last Battle. I highly recommend the new edition of all seven books in one paperback cover (in order, with the Magician's Nephew first) for $20. It's a big chunk of a book, too big for a child to handle comfortably really, but handy when you want to reference things, and much better than paying 8 or 9 dollars for each of the small paperbacks separately. It's also in hardcover for $30, and if you really love the series and want to study on them, this is also worth having for the shelf. Most Barnes and Nobles stores have heaps of these lately. smile.gif

Oh, Lady Rindy, these are the best books for reading in a snowy window with marmalade toast and a pot of tea. And big fat books get you in the really civilized habit of reading with a book pillow, which leaves your hands free for the toast and tea.

About the movie -- I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I am fascinated with the way they did the witch Jadis. Her crown of icicles, for one thing -- but also the way she looks in the battle sequence. She is actually wearing the shorn mane of Aslan around her neck. You just know she isn't going to get away with a usurpation of that magnitude, it's way over the top -- either a usurpation of the divine, or on the mundane level even a usurpation of male power. This is just a really nice touch the film makers added, it's not in the book.
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I also really loved the movie. I think it was really well done, especially considering some of the other book to movie conversion recently done (Ella Enchanted especially. That made me very irritated!). I'm really excited to see the other movies, when they come out. They are slated to do them, but there aren't any dates or anything. I think they were waiting to see how well LWW did in theaters. I highly recommend going to see it. I give it two thumbs way up!

If you want any more information on the movie or the books, try going to
www.narnia.com It's a site they made for LWW, but it has a lot of information on CS Lewis and his books and the movie. It's a lot of fun for children too. There are a few games and things. The site is more interesting if you have flash, though, there are more things to do. I really like this site.


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I still haven't seen it, but have heard nothing but good reviews from friends who have. Maybe after Christmas things will calm down here at home - we feel like we're caught up in a whirlwind!

But a happy whirlwind, at least. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Posted: 21-Dec-2005, 12:32 PM
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Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas- and I will be looking for The Magicians Nephew.. Stoirmeil you made me just want to crawl into a window and read if I had a window I could sit near...lol..comfy, cozy..thanks for the website Edana..

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Its a great movie, and the composer,Harry Gregson-William also did the soundtracks for my fav. video game,Metal Gear Solid ! laugh.gif
Also,I just got a new cat, and i named it Narnia tongue.gif


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Hi Snake.. thanks for your opinion.. Isn't Metal Gear for PSP or is it out for all of the systems? I have never played it but hear its a good one..

What a great name for a pet... I love it...

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Only one of the series is on the PSP,and that is Metal Gear Acid.
and i heard the Metal Gear Acid's storyline has nothing to do with the main story.(so im not really interested on that one)
The gameplay is totally different but i havent play it yet tongue.gif
The story is the best part of the series,and you will be "watching" more den "playing" the game tongue.gif so it is more like a movie.The director loves watching movies so much that he called in a hollywood composer,Harry Gregson William to compose the game. tongue.gif

By the way,my fav. part of Narnia is when ...ops,must give a spoiler warning first !
SPOILER WARNING !! teehee tongue.gif


my fav. part of Narnia is when they meet Santa
its like Santa gave them their RPG-jobs, Archer,Swordsman,Acolyte,etc laugh.gif
and i loveee RPGs !! teehee
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I SAW NARNIA I SAW NARNIA I SAW NARNIA FINALLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

To quote Darth Vader, "Immm-presive".

My daughter and I spent one day last week wandering around the mall, and she actually spotted Narnia on the theater marquee & suggested we go see it. She's seen it once already and was interested in what I'd think about it. So we did, and boy howdy that is one cool movie!
The pace is slower than I expected - its as it should be, I just figured the filmmakers would rush through the early part or something. Anyway, I think that faun was fabulous, he had such expression... and the beavers, awwww! The kids were well cast and ole Tilda was the perfect Witch (ever seen her in Constantine?? She's fascinating and creepy all at once) And the expression in Aslan's eyes, I shed a tear or two there...

I think the movie did well in using what parts of the book were essential, and overall was quite pleased with the film. I bet C. S. is clicking his heels in heaven, watching such a huge new audience get to know his story!
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We saw it on Christmas Eve. Since I had not read the books, it was all pretty much new to me, although I had a gist of what the plot was. I really enjoyed it, so much that I got LWW off of the shelf at home and started reading it. Since it is a short book, I finished it and am now reading Prince Caspian.
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In some ways, the film brings various characters to life better than the book represents them, owing to Lewis' somewhat precious and overly cute style of writing "for children". Tumnus the faun is much more complex and real, for example, as a character that is playing with dangerous politics, and a mature person interacting treacherously with a child, with a grand heart but real character flaws and the guilt that goes with it. The chemistry between James McAvoy (Tumnus) and the little girl that played Lucy was marvellous, which added a lot; but McAvoy really plumbed it instead of playing it as a winning but shallow caricature creature.

The battle scene owes a lot to the technology the same crew at WETA worked out for Lord of the Rings, but it's superb, and it has a very different character to it than the RotK battle scenes. The book doesn't give it anything like that degree of realized combat description. I have to admit I have an emotional affinity for courageous and desperate cavalry charges (the one in RotK had me blinded with tears); this one, with the scared boy-king on his righteous, pure white unicorn, and the massive, faithful-to-the-death centaur running at his side, was also powerful and moving in a mythic way. All in all, I'd say the movie was in some respects, mostly depth and complexity of emotion, better than the book.
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