06 January, 2008

Golden Compass


Watched on 23rd Dec 2007 at 17:20 at UA CityGate, HK.

I haven't read the original fiction but I would say that watching it in movie form is fascinating thanks to perfect blend of computer generated animation and human performance. I can imagine that a decade later, my girl will talk back in just the same cheeky way the silver tongue does in the adventure.
Being a lazy 'let-hollywood-guide-my-next-reading' type of audience, I'm very much indebt to Wikipaedia for never failing me in providing a detailed plot of classics or popular fictions, and in this case, that of the entire trilogy, plus the controversies. I'll just say that Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury is a real wise man in his sensible response to the literary work. After clicking to view about his info on wiki which has his photo on it, I've voted him as the living Dumbledore of our time.

The film:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Compass_(film)#Controversies
The Trilogy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials#Controversies
Dr Rowan Williams:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_Williams
Harry's Dumbledore:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbledore

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