Daily Archives: December 11, 2007

The Golden Compass Movie: A Review Withdrawn

USCCB withdraws review of “The Golden Compass” : CNS News Hub

Thanks to Read Roger for the tip.

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Alice’s Adventures a la Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton, who will helm a new film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland stories, said that he will stay true to the stories’ essence.

“It’s just such a classic, and the imagery is so surreal,” Burton said in an interview while promoting his latest film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “I don’t know; I’ve never seen a version where I feel like they got it all. It’s a series of weird adventures, and to try to do it where it works as a movie will be interesting.” From SCI FI Wire.

Thank you SO MUCH to bookshelves of doom for the tip.



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Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize Speech

The storyteller is deep inside everyone of us. The story-maker is always with us. Let us suppose our world is attacked by war, by the horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash through our cities, the seas rise . . . but the storyteller will be there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us – for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.

From “A Hunger for Books,” Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize Speech

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The Golden Compass Movie: Lost

 “These are great books that don’t deserve such treatment.”

Review: The Golden Compass Gets Hopelessly Lost | The Underwire from Wired.com

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