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Old 04-14-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Welcome to Narnia

The new film version release date is December 9th 2005.


It's gonna be, I think, a big event.

My middle school students are starting the book next week and I am planning to take about 600 of the new students (from all teams) next December to see the film.


-Post your thoughts on the books

-C.S. Lewis

-Links to past films or the new one (there are dozens)


And whatever relates
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Yep, read them all as a kid. Liked them. It's all allegorical, isn't it, Aslan is allegory for God I think.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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Yeah, Aslan is a version of God. The stories are incredible. Lewis was a genius. The Screwtape Letters, of which I'm sure many of you are aware of appeared in the HMTMKMKM video, is one of those books that really changed my view of things.

Did you know Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien used to go to the same pub and write and read each other's stuff over a few pints? What a sight that would've been!
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I love Narnia I still read the books about once a year and can't wait for the movies. Once of my dreams is to visit the Bird and the Baby at Oxford to have a few pints and maybe get some inspiration from two of the greatest authors of the 20th century.
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I still remember my mom buying The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for me when I was 11 years old and confined to my bed with a nasty case of the flu. I have a great mom!
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I read them as a teenager and I'm very much looking to the movies; Tilda Swinton should be amazing as the evil Queen. I liked the books well enough although as with Tolkien I find Lewis' style a tad dry and humourless.
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The movies will probably be interesting.

I'm not looking forward to all that "Passion" zeal that's likely going to go along with it. Another movie likely to be ruined...*sigh.*

For the record, I actually liked "The Passion of the Christ."

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Lewis is a genius.

Favorite Narnia book is The Magician's Nephew. The part near the end when Digory asks Aslan to cure his mother and Aslan's eyes fill with tears gets me everytime.
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Did you know Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien used to go to the same pub and write and read each other's stuff over a few pints? What a sight that would've been!
yeah, Eagle and Child in Oxford...I had lunch and a pint of beer there....i closed my eyes and I could just hear the Inklings (as they were called) bantering.
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CS Lewis



I can't wait for this!!!
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OK, this thread has made me more interested in C.S. Lewis again. (thanks the iron horse) I found this on a Web site that I guess Lewis' step son put together.

This is where it all began:
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Lewis became a Christian: One evening in September, Lewis had a long talk on Christianity with J.R.R. Tolkien (a devout Roman Catholic) and Hugo Dyson. That evening's discussion was important in bringing about the following day's event that Lewis recorded in Surprised by Joy: "When we [Warnie and Jack] set out [by motorcycle to the Whipsnade Zoo] I did not believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and when we reached the zoo I did."

I would love to have heard that conversation! Plus, I didn't realize Lewis was born in Northern Ireland. That makes him even cooler.
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I may consider seeing it. I just hope it's not anything like a Snow White flick.
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USA TODAY:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...2-narnia_x.htm
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