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Disney Drops Narnia Movie, Dawn Treader Voyage Cancelled

I read today on Worldnetdaily that Disney is not going to produce the next in line in the Narnia series, the Dawn Treader.  Article:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=85538

This is disappointing but not entirely surprising.  I have always thought that it would be difficult to make a full length movie out of all seven books in the Narnia series.   I was concerned that if the books were forced to fit into the ‘full length movie’ paradigm that ‘enhancements’ and ’embellishments’ would necessarily have to follow.   I find that many Christians much preferred something true to the text.  A cinematic version of the … continue reading...

A Review of Prince Caspian: One Christian Disappointed

I’ve heard a handful of rave reviews for Prince Caspian the movie but can’t say that I can join them in their enthusiasm.  I feel even like I ought to title this review something like “A review of that movie which is titled after Prince Caspian and has characters similarly named and slight plot resemblances.”  But that is too long.  I probably would not be as disappointed if the first Narnia movie hadn’t been so faithful to the text of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, which I favorably reviewed here.  I assumed that the same careful attention … continue reading...

the ChristianPost runs my column in defense of CS Lewis against the charge of Paganism

I was delighted to learn today that the ChristianPost.com ran a column I wrote defending CS Lewis against the charge of Paganism. I mentioned this column a week or so ago, as my friends at LaiglesForum.com also ran it. You may not know that Lewis has been charged with such things, but even a half hearted google search will show you what I mean.  Below I have also linked to my other entries on my blog where I have opined on the Narnia series.

Without further ado, here is a snippet of the article, which you can read in its … continue reading...

the Christian Themes of CS Lewis’s Prince Caspian of the Chronicles of Narnia

I have been getting requests for this information as well as requests for a bulletin insert, which I am working on. I am also available to speak to churches, young and old, about the Chronicles of Narnia. Learn more. Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Click here for information about a bulletin insert on Prince Caspian.


Philip Pullman (author of the Golden Compass) is on record expressing his distaste for the Chronicles of Narnia but I strongly suspect that he didn’t understand what CS Lewis was doing in his series.… continue reading...

Prince Caspian and the Chronicles of Narnia Presentations for Churches, Grown Ups, and Youth Groups

The Chronicles of Narnia for Grown Ups

A Presentation for Churches

View a sample of Anthony speaking- a graduation speech he delivered with Lewis and Tolkien themes.

Click Here for my review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie. Prince Caspian is due out in mid-May, 2008. Here is one of my posts on the Christian themes in Prince Caspian. Click here for information about a bulletin insert on Prince Caspian.  This presentation is in line with my ministry that aims to apply the arts to the promotion of Christianity as described at my formal non-profit … continue reading...

Some Philip Pullman Interviews with Excerpts

I wanted to gather in one spot a handful of interviews with Pullman. I have to imagine that there is a list somewhere with them, but I could not find them. They all make for interesting reading and I have drawn some excerpts from them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A23371-2001Feb18?language=printer

Just a short walk away from the Pullmans’ house is the grave of another Oxford master of fantasy: J.R.R. Tolkien. Comparisons, notes Pullman with a heavy sigh, are inevitable. There’s the Oxford connection, and the invented worlds, and both Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and “His Dark Materials” consist of one (very) long story

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A review of the Chronicles of Narnia Movie

Faithful, Faithful, Faithful.

‘Faithful’ sums up my review of the Narnia Movie.
There have been many reviews of the movie already, by wiser heads. I’ve read only one of them, myself, so what follows is primarily from my own reflection. I should note that while I’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia, and TLWW a dozen or more times, I’ve only seen the movie once. I suspect this review would be more robust if I’d see the movie a couple more times. With that said, let’s get on with it.NarniaBox

The first thing that told me I was in for a … continue reading...