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Old 11-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #31
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Bill Donahue is the biggest douche... so funny!
http://catholicleague.org/videos/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eZ6X...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEYjz8nkifs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JrEO...eature=related

Talk about morons!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwE8U...eature=related

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Old 11-24-2007, 05:00 AM   #32
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Just seen the Golden Compass trailer and I'm mad now too.
For a start why did they change the name? It should be The Northern Lights for the first book.

They keep talking about the compass - it's not a compass it's an alethiometer. Why do films always have to dumb down? They should be more complicated than books because at least in films you have a visual reference.

I notice Pantalaimon seems to keep the same shape too - at least in the clips shown, negating one of the central themes of the book.

And to state that the Magisterium control the world and imply the fight is against them is pointless. Lyra falls into her "quest" which adapts and changes as she finds out more step by step.

Oh and the little girl isn't feisty enough to be my Lyra. I bet they don't show her getting drunk under the college with Roger either.

BTW some of the beginning of the film was filmed in Greenwich - saw quite a bit of it in the trailer.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:04 AM   #33
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OH OH OH...I didn't realize it was a movie adaption of Northern Lights! That's a great story. I have it here. Studied it during uni.

Anti religious my arse. It's a good story and it's complete fiction. That's why you find it in the 'fantasy' section of the book store.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:11 AM   #34
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For a start why did they change the name? It should be The Northern Lights for the first book.
The Golden Compass was the release title for Northern Lights in the US, so they're just carrying over the decision the publishing company made for the book. (Similar to Harry Potter - Philosopher's Stone over there, Sorcerer's Stone over here.)

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Old 11-24-2007, 09:31 AM   #35
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Anti religious my arse. It's a good story and it's complete fiction.
I'm sure it is, but the author has specifically stated that it is an anti-religion allegory. Nothing wrong with that, but it is what it is.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:45 AM   #36
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This really bums my butt. Warning the public that this movie is harmful to your children because of an anti-religious theme. Don't my co-workers know me at all? Why are they sending me this religious drivel?
I finally saw it tonight. The movie is harmful to your children because it sucks.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:33 AM   #37
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The boys only like it for the polar bears, especially when one rips the others lower jaw off.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #38
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:55 AM   #39
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I enjoyed the film (any film with Mr Craig in it is enjoyable *grins*) but now that i am reading the book (borrowed from my youngest niece) I realise how different the movie is. The book is much better. They totally changed the feel of it and the relationships between characters. Book is better.
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