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  • Narnia's Secret:The Seven Heavens of the Chronicles Revealed

    12/21/2007 12:41:07 PM PST · by rhema · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Touchstone ^ | December 2007 | Michael Ward
    "Always winter, and never Christmas” are, perhaps, the most famous words C. S. Lewis wrote. The phrase comes four times in the opening Chronicle of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. First, Tumnus informs Lucy of a White Witch who has made it “always winter and never Christmas.” Lucy passes on the grim news to Edmund and later Peter. Finally, Mr. Beaver announces, in great excitement, “Didn’t I tell you that she’d made it always winter and never Christmas? Didn’t I tell you? Well, just come and see!” The reason for his excitement is that he can see...
  • Critics Slam 'Golden Compass' Movie for 'Castrating' Anti-Church Themes

    10/16/2007 10:17:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 3,289+ views
    Christian Post ^ | October 15, 2007 | Joshua Kimball
    LONDON – A debate over a movie’s anti-religious antagonism – or lack thereof – is heating up ahead of its upcoming release, with some accusing Hollywood of “castrating” the anti-Catholic themes present in the novel from which it is based. The expected blockbuster, “The Golden Compass,” is named after the American title of best-selling author Philip Pullman’s novel “Northern Lights” and will star actress Nicole Kidman and James Bond star Daniel Craig. The original children’s novel, part of Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series, rejects organized religion – in particular, the Catholic Church – and critics of the movie version say...
  • The Golden Compass is pointing towards anti-Catholicism (starring Nicole Kidman - a Catholic)

    08/20/2007 1:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 87 replies · 1,890+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 20, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    CathNews alerts us to the potential problem: Nicole Kidman has denied that a new film she's making is anti-Catholic. The movie features an organisation known as "The Magisterium", which kidnaps children to remove their souls.The Brisbane Times reports that Kidman told a US magazine that her Catholic faith affected her consideration of the script for the film, which is titled The Golden Compass.The fantasy film is based on a novel by Philip Pullman called Northern Lights. It is already attracting attention in the US for avoiding much of the book's perceived anti-Catholic rhetoric.Kidman said some of the religious elements...
  • Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman

    08/23/2007 10:54:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 837+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman By Elizabeth O'Brien LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The best selling novels of atheist author Philip Pullman, which were written specifically to indoctrinate children with anti-Christian values, have sparked the creation of a controversial new fantasy film to be released this December 7 by New Line Cinema - a Time Warner Company. Starring Nicole Kidman, "The Golden Compass," is based on Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which includes "Northern Lights" (re-titled "The Golden Compass" in the United States), "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber...
  • "My books are about killing God!" An athiest's 'Narnia' knockoff

    10/26/2007 8:54:15 AM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie "The Golden Compass," based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film's release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which...
  • Revenge of the White Witch: Narnia Star Re-Interprets Lewis' Books as 'Anti-Religious'

    05/08/2006 4:58:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 1,313+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/06 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On the heels of the actor who played the Wizard Gandalf in Lord of the Rings advocating for homosexual marriage (see coverage: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/may/06050409.html), the actress who played the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia has suggested that C.S. Lewis' famous book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is "anti-religious."Speaking at the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival which concluded last week, Tilda Swinton, the Scottish actress who played the white witch described herself as a "red witch" alluding to her membership in the British Communist Party.Joking about the state of...
  • Real lessons to be learned from fantasy of Narnia

    12/28/2005 5:55:53 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies · 1,109+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 26, 2005 | Katherine Kersten
    . . .My kids were grade-school fans of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." In recent years, however, they have come to appreciate its deeper lessons. So they wanted to see the new film version to start the Christmas season. Yet we approached the theater with some trepidation. Would Hollywood turn the noble Pevensie children into self-absorbed brats, as it tends to do when it gets its hands on classic tales? Fortunately, we weren't disappointed. My children left the theater with a noticeable light in their eyes. In the parking lot, my son paused and said, "That's the kind...
  • Narnia's lion really is Jesus

    12/05/2005 4:28:27 PM PST · by Aetius · 31 replies · 595+ views
    The Sunday Times - Britain ^ | 12-04-05 | Christopher Morgan
    The Sunday Times December 04, 2005 Narnia's lion really is Jesus Christopher Morgan AN unpublished letter from the novelist C S Lewis has provided conclusive proof of the Christian message in his Narnia children’s books. In the letter, sent to a child fan in 1961, Lewis writes: “The whole Narnian story is about Christ.” It has been found by Walter Hooper, literary adviser to the Lewis estate. It has emerged ahead of this week’s release of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The film, starring Tilda Swinton and Jim Broadbent, cost £75m to make and...