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Latest Narnia News - Exciting Pictures and interviews (Potentially spoiler images)
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Posted on 08/31/2005 6:29:35 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

Today, those of us looking forward eagerly to the release of Disney/Walden Media's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have only a mere one hundred days left to anticipate.

I have been neglectful of posting news items about the movie, but anyone who cared to would have gone to the website already anyway. Nevertheless, here's a brief rundown. ***WARNING*** Potentially spoiling images below.



Those of you who have been visiting movie theaters might have noticed, promotional standees have been popping up in several theaters. If you have one near you, snap a picture and send it to Narniaweb.com, you might get it published.



We had a good report from the set of the Stone Table filed by Tehanu, where he (she?) talks all about visiting the set, and seeing Aslan on the Stone Table. Click here to read.




Although we have not yet arrived at September yet, Narniawebbers got the exclusive on the UK's Total Film September issue, which features Tilda Swinton's haunting image of the White Witch. The article also includes quotes from the script.



The Sci-fi channel also interviewed Tilda Swinton. Click here to read.



Bob Siemon Designs announced plans to release a new collection of inspirational jewelry based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.



Then Cinima Confidential interviewed Anna Popplewell (Susan) and soon after, William Moseley (Peter).

IGN chimed in with their own interviews with the two, then ComingSoon.net posted their interview with William Moseley.

A German website Die Chroniken Von Narnia (any German speakers here??) has been featuring many exciting new images, some of which I post below.


The Faun Tumnus, returns Lucy's handkerchief.


Production shot. Fans speculate that Peter uses his sword to cut off a chunk of ice to escape pursuing wolves.

Narniaweb will not host images, but click to see an exciting picture of Edmund facing Aslan.


Lucy steps into Narnia


Lucy and Tumnus's first meeting


Edmund follows his sister into Narnia one evening (note the pajamas) and meets the unearthly "Queen"...


And meets back up with Lucy under the gentle glow of the Lamppost. (Note, both in pajamas)


Later, fate seems to chase all four brothers and sisters...


Into the Wardrobe...


And into Narnia...


Where they soon meet the greatest of all Lions, Aslan Himself.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aslan; cslewis; disney; lewis; moviereview; narnia
Okay, SOME of you may not get the big hype over the movie. But a lot of us have cherished these books from childhood, and are really looking forward to seeing it on the movie screen. If you think we're kooky, if it doesn't float your boat, that's okay, leave us to our insanity.

By the way folks, thanks so some inside connections, I have seen a few things that I'm unfortunately not able to share with you, but it makes me anticipate the film all the more! I really think it's going to be awesome!

1 posted on 08/31/2005 6:29:36 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Is the film going to be PG or PG-13? I hope the former.


2 posted on 08/31/2005 6:31:49 AM PDT by ktupper
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To: Joe 6-pack; k2blader; Richard Kimball; nicmarlo; Uncle Vlad; tbird5; Borges; ConservativeDude; ...
(((NARNIA AWAKE)))





You are being pinged because of your interest in Walden Media’s December 9th release of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Freep-mail if you want on/off this list.

As I post this, there is only 100 days, 15 hours, 26 minutes, and 20 seconds left. :-D
3 posted on 08/31/2005 6:31:50 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Red x's here.


4 posted on 08/31/2005 6:32:58 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "ROFLOL!" -- tuliptree76)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Note: I'm on a fast-speed connection, but the pictures aren't showing up. If you cannot see the images, just visit the website for yourself.
5 posted on 08/31/2005 6:33:28 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: DaveLoneRanger
A friend in mine got into a debate about these books, he insists that the Magician's Nephew is the the first book in the series, I however have always held that the Magician's nephew is merely a prequel that gives background and that Wardrobe, not only published first, was meant to be the beginning of the story
6 posted on 08/31/2005 6:35:05 AM PDT by matymac (Living in the Heart of the Beast...the People's Republic of Cambridge...)
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To: AmishDude

7 posted on 08/31/2005 6:36:55 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: ktupper; DaveLoneRanger

From the post it appears to be red x-rated.


8 posted on 08/31/2005 6:38:09 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: matymac

LWW was unquestionably written first. MN unquestionably comes first in Narnia time. Sort of like Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars.


9 posted on 08/31/2005 6:40:33 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I am ashamed to admit that I have not (yet) read the books. However, being a HUGE fan of Lord of the Rings, and having read the LOTR books several times before the movies were made, I can understand how much you are anticipating seeing the Chronicles of Narnia on the big screen. Not kooky at all, as far as I'm concerned! My husband and I are going to see it. (Very rare for us to go to a movie these days!) I'll be interested to hear, from Narnia fans, how the movie compares to the book.


10 posted on 08/31/2005 6:41:58 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: matymac

I have read somewhere, IIRC it was some correspondence from Lewis, that his intent was for MN, although written later, to be read first....


11 posted on 08/31/2005 6:44:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: matymac

magicians nephew is chronologicly the first book (tells the story of the beginning of both narnia and where the professor gets the wardrobe) but it was the sixth published.
the chronicles time line:
magicians nephew (6)
lion witch wardrobe (1)
horse and his boy (5) (occurs in the same time as LWW)
price caspian (2)
voyage of the dawn treader (3)
silver chair (4)
last battle (5)


12 posted on 08/31/2005 6:45:07 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0
One corrction: The Last Battle was published 7th, not 5th (you have both it and Horse and His Boy 5th).

My advice: read them in publication order, not "chronological" order.

13 posted on 08/31/2005 6:47:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (WARNING: If you're not sure whether or not it's sarcasm, it probably is.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Your pictures are are not showing up , just red X's


14 posted on 08/31/2005 6:47:13 AM PDT by apackof2 (In my simple way, I guess you could say I'm living in the BIG TIME)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Hey, folks.....don't forget! There's a new WALLACE AND GROMIT feature coming out in October. Cracking good news, eh Chuck?


15 posted on 08/31/2005 6:51:07 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Let not your heart be troubled.......)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

DLR,
Have you seen the BBC production?

You can rent it at Blockbuster. I dunno if Beeb did the whole series, but I saw 2 or 3 different titles. Rented LWW and thought it was kinda cheesy. But only because of the limitations of the budget- it seemed faithful to the story.


16 posted on 08/31/2005 6:55:23 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: Lizavetta

Can't remember what it's called - something about 'attack of the were-rabbit'? I saw "Chicken Run" Hilarious! Looking forward to this one too. (I guess I'll be making TWO rare trips to the movie theater!)


17 posted on 08/31/2005 6:56:49 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I always pictured Lucy being a few years older.


18 posted on 08/31/2005 6:58:19 AM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy
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To: sneakers

I think it's about a mystery vegetable thief at the local fair.


19 posted on 08/31/2005 6:59:30 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Let not your heart be troubled.......)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Those images aren't showing. Could you possibly post the links? I'd like to see them.

Dan


20 posted on 08/31/2005 7:11:52 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: DaveLoneRanger

As a lover of the books since childhood I admit to some apprehension regarding what Disney might do to them - but this looks great and Tilda Swinson is an inspired piece of casting for the Witch.


21 posted on 08/31/2005 7:13:11 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Add me to the list ~ thanks!


22 posted on 08/31/2005 7:14:37 AM PDT by shattered
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I don't know why, but whenever I see photos of Aslan I get giddy. Just a CGI lion--but they render him magnificently. This movie will be GREAT!


23 posted on 08/31/2005 7:28:34 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("The only ho I'm pimpin' is Sweet Lady Propane." -- Hank Hill)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

We have our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter here all week. Last spring I started reading her the book and she really wasn't very interested. Now we can get through two or three pages and she makes me play the trailer several times a day. We're going to get the coloring book today. We are so excited about the great lion and the unicorn and scared of the witch. This story works on so many levels.


24 posted on 08/31/2005 7:37:54 AM PDT by Mercat (God loves us where He finds us.)
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To: kevkrom

oops.. typo there.
and it depends on how many times you've read them. for the first timer, definately in publication order. as i've probably read the series so much that i've almost worn out my second set, i tend to read them chronologically.
altho next time i'll have to read them in pub order since as soon as i finish reading grimm's fairy tales to my daughter, i'll start her on CoN. after that comes chronicles of prydain.


25 posted on 08/31/2005 7:38:20 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Dave, Please add me to your Narnia list. Thanks


26 posted on 08/31/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT by Ann de IL
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To: DaveLoneRanger

SPOTREP


27 posted on 08/31/2005 6:19:12 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (The radical secularization of America is happening)
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To: Ann de IL; Joe 6-pack; k2blader; Richard Kimball; nicmarlo; Uncle Vlad; tbird5; Borges; ...
Was everyone able to see the pictures, or was it only red X's? I was on a DSL connection and got red X's, then when I got home, my dialup started to try and pull up each picture slowly. If it didn't, make sure to visit Narnia-Chroniken.de

In case that doesn't work, let's just try this one.


28 posted on 09/01/2005 7:26:00 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: Killing Time
As a lover of the books since childhood I admit to some apprehension regarding what Disney might do to them...

Isn't that sad? You used to be able to count on Disney to be the gold standard in terms of family entertainment. Now it's a tossup.

29 posted on 09/01/2005 7:31:54 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thanks a lot... My daughter (6) and I are reading the series now. We finished "The Magician's Nephew" and just read chapter 1 of "The Witch and the Wardrobe" last night. She loves the story, and every night is a blast reading the next chapter. These pics look great, just as I've imagined them.


30 posted on 09/01/2005 7:35:34 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Oh my!

What great pictures. I got all goose-bumply.


31 posted on 09/01/2005 7:39:59 AM PDT by najida (I run with scissors and I don't play well with others.)
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To: Uncle Vlad

Bah! I've just noticed that the lamp post has no cross-struts when it should have one. This is an essential detail in the tale's poignancy and every time I see a lamp - post with one strut (there's a fine example in Primrose Hill in London) I am magically transported back to Narnia.

Count me in with the purists for this one!


32 posted on 09/01/2005 8:06:14 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

Good catch! I'll have to look at it again.


33 posted on 09/01/2005 8:23:05 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: DaveLoneRanger
It's so hard for me to trust that Disney isn't going to completely destroy Lewis's work.
34 posted on 09/01/2005 8:26:01 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Every evil which liberals imagine Judaism and Christianity to be, islam is.)
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To: Uncle Vlad

It could be an side-on viewpoint I suppose.


35 posted on 09/01/2005 9:18:03 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Joe 6-pack
I have read somewhere, IIRC it was some correspondence from Lewis, that his intent was for MN, although written later, to be read first....

As I recall, what Lewis actually said in the letter (which was to someone wondering what order they should be read in) was that, while "Magician's Nephew" was the first chronologically, the books could also be read in the order written. Lewis seemed not to care all that much which order you read them in.

The publishers, however, care very much if it can stimulate sales, which is why about ten or so years ago, they both re-released the Chronicles in the "preferred" order (referring to the off-handed suggestion that Lewis made in the letter) and also replaced Lewis' editorial changes for the American edition (which in a couple of places reflected his preferred changes in the story), presenting these as the restored original texts.

Lewis was a man who gave away the majority of his earnings from his writing. The Lewis estate is apparently not going to make the same mistake. Watch for Lewis' revised American editions to reappear in a few years as the "lost revised editions" of the Chronicles of Narnia.

36 posted on 09/01/2005 9:23:05 AM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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To: Killing Time

Breaking ice to fend off the wolves? Also, the fur coats appear to fit. I've never been a purist before but I can see the appeal.


37 posted on 09/01/2005 9:27:37 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Dunstan McShane

I've got this beautiful edition:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007100248/qid=1125592218/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_11_7/202-9166307-3536652

With Pauline Baynes' original illustrations coloured in by Pauline Baynes, who is still alive.

Of course, its for my daughter really, but we are still at the House at Pooh Corner stage.


38 posted on 09/01/2005 9:34:50 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time; Uncle Vlad; Psycho_Bunny

This is a common misconception...I think I should put a disclaimer on the ping list.
Disney is not "making" the film, they are distributing it. They did the same for Monsters Inc., Toy Story 1 & 2, Incredibles, Finding Nemo, etc. Walden Media is making the movie...specifically, Shrek director Andrew Adamson. Hence...The Mouse keeps his grimy little hands off our story. Do not fear...I have confidence in the team doing this movie.


39 posted on 09/01/2005 10:38:07 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: Killing Time

If you're on a big thing of ice, and the wolves are chasing you, you can cut the ice, float away, and the wolves can't get to you. That's the logic behind it. Since the children are seen floating on a chunk of ice in the preview, I think it's a safe assumption.

The coats don't fit perfectly...they were longer, making them look more like royal robes, remember?


40 posted on 09/01/2005 10:39:17 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: Killing Time
I've got this beautiful edition . . . With Pauline Baynes' original illustrations coloured in by Pauline Baynes, who is still alive.

I'll confess to having bought the seven individual volumes with Ms Baynes' color illustrations when the "50th Anniversary edititon" appeared; I haven't seen that one-volume color edition here. The only single-volume I've seen (and, er, bought) was the one put out by Harpers, which has only selected line drawings by Baynes.

Guess I shouldn't complain about publishers' merchandising practices when I buy what they hawk.

41 posted on 09/01/2005 10:44:38 AM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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