Monday, December 12, 2005

I'm moving to Narnia

If you can't tell I really liked The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, you're obviously a little "off" and I can't help you.

I really did love the movie. Loved it, loved it, loved it. And I'm hoping Clackhere will chime in with opinions since she is the ultimate Narnia-lover. I read the book a year or two ago and enjoyed it, but the movie brought a vigor to it that didn't exist in my head. There are some instances in the movie that are elaborated upon in a way that it really brings C.S. Lewis's Christian allegory to the forefront. Had to fight back tears a few times, I must say.

So, for sure, gonna finish the series over Christmas break. I can only hope the others are as good, but I kinda doubt it. Maybe I'll be surprised and shocked and awed.

I'm also becoming addicted to making headers, so watch out, bizzles. The template will be morphing regularly...for a while anyway. Then I'll go back to my cracked fairy tales.

14 comments:

  1. I noticed everytime I come here, it's different. Keep me on my toes.

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  2. I thought the rest of the series was pretty much as good as the first. I also like some of his other works like The Great Divorce and A Grief Observed.

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  3. Oh I can't wait to see this movie!! We were going to go this weekend, but I wanted to go when I felt better.

    My favorite books in the series are probably the first 4. But I loved all of them. These were the first books I read as a child that I could not get enough of. I literally read mine to pieces. I now have the beautiful hardback copy.

    Your header is beautiful. Aslan is my favorite character.

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  4. I'll do my best, Kat!

    Cher,
    I love Till We Have Faces. It's my favorite by CS, with The Screwtape Letters next in line.

    Heather,
    I'm looking forward to really digging into them after this week. I'm almost finished re-reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and it's better than it was the first time.

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  5. Here I am- the post you wanted. :)
    I was of course a huge fan of the movie. there are a couple of MASSIVE errors that could have been easily corrected if they had just paid the slightest bit of attention to any of the other books ,but they weren't things that floored me. I was about hysterical with sheer anticipation by the time the thing started. Don't discount the other books! the last battle is my absolute favorite, and the voyage of the dawn treader is fantastic as well, but its true that nothing pulls your heart strings quite so effectively as that one. you really are missing out if you haven't read them all though!!! okay, i'll stop or i will be here all day...

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  6. Clack,
    Will definitely read the rest. After this week I'll be totally time-offed and have lots of opportunity to fiddle around in
    the books.

    I wanna go see the movie again! All of the kids did a really good job. I thought they were excellent.

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  7. I love the header. Really nice.

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  8. I really loved the Magician's Nephew and the Silver Chair. Those are two of my favorties!

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  9. The Magician's Nephew is up for me next! I've decided to read them in the inner chronological order as opposed to the publication order. It hurts the purist part of me, but it's easier than skipping around in my all-in-one volume.

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  10. oooohhhh, I'm biting my tongue!

    I totally do not understand why the publisher felt the need to change the order of the books! Is that what Lewis wanted? I'm curious to know.

    I loved TMN as well...oh hell...I adore all of them. I do thing the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite. I fell in love with Prince Caspian, I have to admit. And Reepicheep. I have to shut up too, I could go all day.

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  11. I do THINK! Curse this gummed up keyboard and Hawaiian punch! I feel like Andi with a busted laptop screen!

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  12. Heather,
    I've read several places that Lewis actually did prefer the chronological order as opposed to the publication order. That's the only thing that makes it even halfway acceptable to me.

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  13. Well, if that's the case I guess I can stand it.

    Barely.

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