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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

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  • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

    Hello,

    I see that imdb has a little info on His Dark Materials movie.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385752/


    Ian McShane plays the voice of one of the characters,hehe.


    It's odd that Daniel Craig and Eva Green will be in it,since they are both in Casino Royale together.

    I guess when Chris and Paul Weitz (Chris directing) get finished with this, maybe we will see Elric go into production?

    MM mentioned the books and movies in the other thread, so I thought I'd look it up.

    Has anyone read the Pullman books?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials

    They sound like they might be pretty good.


    Thanks!


    -Lemec

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

  • #2
    The first two & a half books are very good, but personally I felt that Pullman wasn't able to keep the momentum going through the climax of the trilogy. It's a couple of years since I read them though so my memories are somewhat hazy, but while the final chapter (where the fates of Lyra and Will are revealed) is a return to form of sorts the main ending just had a damp squib feel to it imo.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by David Mosley
      The first two & a half books are very good, but personally I felt that Pullman wasn't able to keep the momentum going through the climax of the trilogy. It's a couple of years since I read them though so my memories are somewhat hazy, but while the final chapter (where the fates of Lyra and Will are revealed) is a return to form of sorts the main ending just had a damp squib feel to it imo.

      ah! very interesting.

      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
      - Michael Moorcock

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      • #4
        I read the trilogy, and the follow up.

        They are good, but i do not hope much for the films.

        I mean , who would cast Nicole Kidman as the cool, sinister, cruel, Mrs Coulter?

        Daniel Craig is too raw and tough looking.

        I dont want them to be a mess, but i think they will be.

        After the mess that was the last Harry Potter film, i dont feel happy about its chances.

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        • #5
          I thought the books were fantastic, but what I liked most about them probably won't transfer to the screen. I mean, the action and adventure will probably be handled very well, and no doubt the FX will be great, but what I enjoyed most was the insight into the characters' thoughts and motivations, because some of them had some very strange motivations going on. There was a strangeness and a darkness to the books, especially in the way that some people conducted themselves, which I can't see translating to the screen. I suppose that's the same fear some people have about the Elric books! We've just been bitten too many times in the past by tame, toned down movies about supposedly multi-layered anti-hero types.

          The books are great though.
          "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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          • #6
            I read the books a little time ago. I found them very clever and very emotional. The change from children to adults that happened to the heroes which was followed by a slight change in the style of writting (or at least in expressing the characters' inner world) and the desperation in the ending were unique. Of course, I was a bit young when I read them so I dont know if this oppinion will stay the same if I read them now.
            I heard that they were going to be made movies about the books. Hope the girl playing Lyra will be good for this role.
            If the company releasing this movie makes "correct" marketing, I expect religous fanatic action
            Last edited by Anarchist; 09-15-2006, 05:36 PM.

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            • #7
              Tim Dalton played Lord Asriel in the Royal National Theatre production of HDM in London about three years ago.
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • #8


                Asriel, Lord Asriel...

                (I know,enough with the Bond comparisons,hehe!)
                I did not really notice the movie stills before, it is starting to look like a pretty good movie.

                "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                - Michael Moorcock

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