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  • Golden Compass Rules Out Sequel- Christians Rejoice

    12/31/2009 10:39:15 AM PST · by truthandlife · 23 replies · 771+ views
    ctor Sam Elliott claims that the Catholic Church prevented Hollywood from proceeding with the next two film’s in the His Dark Materials trilogy based on Philip Pullman’s books. “The Catholic Church ... lambasted them,” said Elliott. “I think it scared New Line off.” The film...angered Catholics who accused it of promoting atheism. In the book trilogy, set in a series of parallel worlds, heroine Lyra fights the Magisterium, an evil organisation some have interpreted as being based on the Catholic Church. Pullman, 63, told the Western Mail: "If Sam is right then I am very disappointed because it obviously would...
  • Atheist author tells of disgust after America’s religious right halts Compass movie follow-ups

    12/16/2009 12:14:03 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 53 replies · 2,129+ views
    ATHEIST author Philip Pullman yesterday spoke of his “disgust” at the triumphalism of America’s religious right following its successful campaign to sideline attempts to dramatise the last two books in the writer’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Actor Sam Elliott, who starred in the film version of the first novel The Golden Compass, that grossed Ł230m, says a campaign by conservative Catholics has halted plans to complete the trilogy.
  • Christian protests puts Philip Pullman's (author "Golden Compass") film trilogy in doubt

    07/18/2008 1:50:59 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 17 replies · 169+ views ^ | 18/07/2008 | Stephen Adams
    Christian protests put Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials film trilogy in doubt By Stephen Adams Last Updated: 1:01pm BST 18/07/2008 The future of the film trilogy based on Phillip Pullman's books His Dark Materials is in doubt after the controversial author said he did not know if the sequel to The Golden Compass would be made. The first in the trilogy, which starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, was dogged by accusations from American religious groups that it was anti-Catholic and even sought to "destroy God". British author Pullman admitted such objections may have hit US box office sales.... The...
  • New Line Cinema to merge into Warner Bros. (Hundreds of layoffs)

    02/28/2008 8:52:04 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 35 replies · 1,350+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/29/08 | Claudia Eller, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Roll the credits on New Line Cinema, the 40-year-old studio behind such iconic movie franchises as "The Lord of the Rings," "Austin Powers" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street." The company will lay off hundreds of employees and be merged into its corporate sibling, Warner Bros. The consolidation marks the end of the line for the once scrappy producer that prided itself on taking creative risks that other studios wouldn't. But in recent years New Line strayed from its street-smart roots with a slew of costly flops that ended its role as a big-time player in the volatile movie business....
  • A Missed Message, The Golden Compass Reengineers the Davinci Code, for Minors

    12/14/2007 10:34:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 62+ views
    The recent movie, The Golden Compass, is little more than a reinterpretation of Sony films’ blasphemous The Da Vinci Code, reengineered for children.  Many writers have rightly criticized the film from its multiple censurable aspects, and who could blame them?  After all, there are myriad angles from which it should be condemned.  It portrays the Catholic Church as an evil institution called the “Magisterium,” led by men who live in buildings resembling cathedrals, dress like bishops and strive to control men’s minds.  Furthermore, author Philip Pullman is an avowed atheist who has affirmed: “I am trying to undermine the...
  • Sympathy for the devil: thoughts on ‘The Golden Compass’ [Golden Compass movie review]

    12/11/2007 7:12:52 PM PST · by topher · 42 replies · 234+ views
    The Denver Register [December 12, 2007 Issue] ^ | December 12, 2007 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFMcap
    Archbishop’s Column, Denver Catholic Register December 12, 2007 Sympathy for the devil: thoughts on ‘The Golden Compass’ When the first Harry Potter movie arrived in theaters several years ago, many Catholic families had divided views about the film. Some enjoyed it as an innocent and intriguing fantasy. Others avoided it because of its emphasis on magic. But the screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s book, “The Golden Compass,” which opened in Denver on Dec. 7, will likely produce far more agreement. No matter how one looks at it, “The Golden Compass” is a bad film. There’s just no nicer way to...
  • Colorado Church Gunman `Hated Christians'

    12/10/2007 2:24:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 236 replies · 631+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-10-07 | Judith Kohler
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The deadly shooting sprees at a megachurch and a missionary training school were believed to have been carried out by the same person — a 24-year-old suburban Denver man who "hated Christians," a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, identified the gunman as Matthew Murray, the son of a neurologist who is a prominent researcher on multiple sclerosis. Five people — including a gunman — were killed, and five others wounded Sunday in the two eruptions...
  • BROKEN 'COMPASS' (Anti-God movie gets 1.5 star review)

    12/06/2007 4:02:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies · 175+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/6/07 | Kyle Smith
    ANTI-CHURCH MOVIE REVIEW ‘NARNIA’ KNOCKOFF WAY OFF COURSE FIVE minutes before “The Golden Compass" started, I was wondering when it was going to start. Forty minutes into it, I was wondering exactly the same thing. “The Golden Compass," a sort of “The Empire Strikes Harry Potter of the Caribbean," only with giant polar bears wearing suits of armor and punching each other in the face, reminded me why I stopped reading sci-fi and fantasy when I was 15. It was the nouns. “Hark thee, my fair Stenerud, and wield well this ancient benirschke. Journeyest then to the plain of Septien,...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>
  • Michael Medved on 'The Golden Compass'

    12/09/2007 2:06:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 759+ views
    Michael Medved says 'The Golden Compass' movie is a very complicated thing. It is based on the novel, Northern Lights (later renamed 'The Golden Compass'), which is the first in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.   Michael says this movie is good enough to drive kids to read the books. It is very entertaining and well-done. However, people must really question the message it is sending, which is an attack on the church. Michael says the message will probably go over the heads of the young children that see the movie, but older teens and adults should be...
  • What Should Christians Do About 'The Golden Compass'?

    12/08/2007 2:07:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 105 replies · 756+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/7/07 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The release of The Golden Compass as a major motion picture represents a new challenge for Christians – especially parents. The release of a popular film with major actors that presents a message directly subversive of Christianity is something new. It is not likely to be the last. Having seen the movie at an advance viewing and having read all three books of His Dark Materials, I can assure Christians that we face a real challenge – one that will require careful thinking and intellectual engagement. Why is this movie such a challenge? First of all, The Golden Compass...
  • The Golden Compass

    12/07/2007 11:30:46 AM PST · by Borges · 29 replies · 281+ views ^ | 12/07/07 | Roger Ebert
    Review: **** "The Golden Compass" is a darker, deeper fantasy epic than the "Rings" trilogy, "The Chronicles of Narnia" or the "Potter" films. It springs from the same British world of quasi-philosophical magic, but creates more complex villains and poses more intriguing questions. As a visual experience, it is superb. As an escapist fantasy, it is challenging. Teenagers may be absorbed and younger children may be captivated; some kids in between may be a little conflicted, because its implications are murky. They weren't murky in the original 1995 novel, part of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, a...
  • Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse Warns Against The Golden Compass

    12/06/2007 10:30:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 569+ views ^ | December 6, 2007 | Bishop Jerome Listecki
    Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse Warns Against The Golden Compass December 6, 2007 Dear Pastor,My responsibility as a Bishop is the inform you as well and the faithful as to any movies, activities or entertainments that question or undermine the belief of our people and subvert the message of salvation which you as pastors deliver to your communities.On December 7, 2007, the movie The Golden Compass will be in theaters. The trailers on TV make it look like one of C. S.  Lewis' stories from the "Narnia Chronicles." The problem is that The Golden Compass comes from a...
  • Golden Compass promoters trying to advertise in Catholic press (using USCCB positive review)

    12/04/2007 7:39:35 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 102+ views
    CNA ^ | December 3, 2007
    CNA STAFF, Dec 3, 2007 / 05:44 pm (CNA).- The promoters of the controversial movie, The Golden Compass, are making an effort to diminish the boycott being threatened by Catholics and other Christian groups. The advertising agency for the movie has sent an email to the top 50 weekly Catholic newspapers asking that they consider running an ad promoting the movie. Advertising Media Plus, the agency promoting The Golden Compass, is trying to use a review by Harry Forbes, the director of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference Office for Film & Broadcasting, as leverage against the boycott being called for by Catholics...
  • THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (Hollyweird's new anti-God movie preparing to bomb?)

    12/02/2007 8:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 120+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/2/07 | Sara Stewart
    Is "The Golden Compass" a sinister piece of anti-religious propaganda, designed to convert impressionable young viewers into atheist heathens?
  • The Christmas-Crushing Movie "The Golden Compass"

    11/30/2007 8:06:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 123 replies · 347+ views
    human events ^ | 11/09/2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    As the movie studios gear up for a big Christmas movie season, one trailer that looks like a blockbuster is "The Golden Compass," which must be trying to cash in on the "Narnia" movies. It has flashy special-effect polar bears in armor and a young heroic damsel in distress facing off against evil forces. The casting is top-notch, led by Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, the current star spy in the James Bond movies. But buyer beware: Narnia it's not. It's the anti-Narnia. Instead of a Christian allegory, it's an anti-Christian allegory. The author of "The Golden Compass," Philip Pullman,...
  • Official "The Golden Compass" New Movie Trailers (anti-Christian)

    11/12/2007 7:42:12 PM PST · by pillut48 · 58 replies · 261+ views
    "In Lyra's world, a person's soul lives on the outside of their body, in the form of a daemon--an animal spirit that accompanies them through life. A child's daemon can change shape, assuming all the forms that a child's potential inspires; but as a person ages, their daemon gradually settles into one form, according to their character and nature...In our world, it is possible that people that people have daemons as well, only they are invisible. If you would like to learn more about your daemon, and create a daemon avatar to take out into the world with you, select...
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ( - 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...