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19807Re: [mythsoc] Re: Prince Caspian Movie

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  • Grace Monk
    May 30, 2008
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      I, on the other hand, do not mind being a TOTAL pain of a purist that
      no one wants to go to movies with. I don't mind staying home by myself
      with my books. <<evil grin>>

      Grace Walker Monk

      (My lovely 18-year-old took her 12-year-old brother to see this movie;
      they have accepted that I, their book-crazed mother, feel no need to
      torture myself by going to this set of movies that don't live up to
      dearly loved books.)

      On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Lynn Maudlin <lynnmaudlin@...> wrote:
      > I'm ambivalent; on one hand, it was a neat visual sequence and
      > effective; on the other hand it was egregious in misrepresenting the
      > character (nature) of both Caspian and Peter, showing both of them
      > tempted to call the White Witch back.
      > This is a place where I think something closer to the book could have
      > been sooo effective. In the book Peter and Edmund stand outside the
      > door, listening to the temptation, hear Caspian reject the unholy
      > help, and come in to help in the battle. Film can improve that by
      > cutting from ASLAN directing Peter and Edmund to go "deal with what
      > (they) find" at Aslan's How to the events as they start to unfold,
      > back to Peter & Edmund traveling as quickly as they can, etc. (can
      > have several back & forth cuts to build tension) and they burst in and
      > have to immediately assess the danger (Tilda Swinton looming large can
      > still work) and act quickly.
      > But I'm bothered by the idea that Caspian and Peter are actually
      > portrayed as TEMPTED to bring back the White Witch! No no no no no no!
      > *sigh*
      > I do, however, know just what you mean about being a purist and a pain!
      > -- Lynn --
      > --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, Elizabeth Hardy <britomart3@...> wrote:
      >> I also really liked the calling of the White Witch business in
      > Aslan's How, and the young man who plays Edmund in these films is a
      > gem. Regardless of how much I might carp about changes ( but I try to
      > restrain myself;I don't want to be a whiny purist that no one wants to
      > accompany to the movies!), my son and I had a wonderful time together.
      > He sat on my lap most of the time, jumping and cheering and laughing
      > at all the right places, and we had a wonderful talk on the way home,
      > so for me, it's a hit. Also, I hope it makes boatloads of money so we
      > get Dawn Treader, probably a given with all its CGI
      > possibilities--dragons and sea serpents and dark islands-oh my! The
      > last bit of that book is one of the most wonderful segments in all
      > literature!
      >> Elizabeth
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