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Archives: December 2005

King Kong’s Kolossal Kinetic Kollapse

December 18th, 2005

I know. There is no reason why a review of “King Kong” should appear on a page dedicated to C S Lewis, except that it provides some useful comparisons between two kinds of film experiences, the kind offered by Andrew Adamson, and the kind provided by Peter Jackson. I saw all 3 hr. and 8 […]

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Narnia’s Wild Ride Needs Deeper Magic

December 13th, 2005

I just finished taping yesterday an appearance on Frank Beckmann’s morning drive show on WJR Detroit, asking me about the movie and its reception, and suggesting I react to the local newspaper’s demurring review of the movie as “predictable” and “bloodless.” Frank is a Lewis fan, who loved the movie, and found the 67m take […]

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It’s Not a Tame Wardrobe: 2 Views & They’re Both Mine

December 8th, 2005

View One: This is a Fantastic Film I write first on behalf of the general viewer. Let’s say I read Lion as a child and have since read it to my kids, too–in the “original” order, by just dumb luck. I’m no scholar. I don’t know anything about Lewis’s childhood or Mrs. Moore or Greek […]

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The Countdown: Narnia Unveiled

December 2nd, 2005

One week to go, and the press is being unusually cooperative and respectful of the incoming cultural missile known as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. (I mean “the press” excluding The New York Times and the The New Yorker–and all the non-Rupert Murdoch newspapers in London and Sydney, of course.) Today’s […]

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