November 30, 2007

The Golden Compass - Tomorrow Night in Granville

Fyi, the eagerly awaited (and controversial) The Golden Compass will be having a sneak-peak showing tomorrow night at the Hollywood theater at 7:10 pm.

Posted by armand at November 30, 2007 12:09 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies


So, did you go? What's the report?

Auuuggghhh! Scary scary!

Posted by: binky at December 4, 2007 10:18 AM | PERMALINK

No - though I want to go this weekend.

Posted by: Armand at December 4, 2007 11:11 AM | PERMALINK

How very Protestant? A different take on the film.

Posted by: binky at December 9, 2007 11:08 PM | PERMALINK

That's really interesting. Still want to see this - but haven't yet.

Posted by: Armand at December 9, 2007 11:15 PM | PERMALINK

One of my friends who has read the books recently just went and saw it ... and told me not to bother going. She said that there was a large degree of messing with the ordering of the plot that didn't seem to serve any purpose, such as, they go to Svalbad and have the have the whole ice bear battle royale before even going to Bolvanger. And the film starts with a description of what Dust is, which I don't believe is ever explained in Compass. I may still go see this myself for curiosity's sake, but just wanted to throw this out there.

Posted by: ryan at December 10, 2007 10:19 AM | PERMALINK

there's a really interesting article in the most recent Atlantic about the movie, which has pretty much drained me of any motivation to see it that i might once have had. it did, however, marginally increase my interest in reading the books, the main thrust of which, i gather, has been largely removed from the deracinated money machine in a theatre near you.

Posted by: moon at December 10, 2007 10:49 AM | PERMALINK

I thought the books were great, and I'd recommend them.

I'm still curious about the movie - and especially about seeing the visuals on the big screen. But the more I hear about it the less excited I am. But I guess I'll still go at some point.

Though Ian McKellen seems all wrong as the voice of the polar bear. That was a disappointing choice.

Posted by: Armand at December 10, 2007 11:09 AM | PERMALINK

Heard that Ian and Sam Elliot are by far the best parts of the movie.

Posted by: ryan at December 10, 2007 11:46 AM | PERMALINK

I love Sam Elliot. Love, love love.

Posted by: binky at December 10, 2007 12:47 PM | PERMALINK
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