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- Sep 13, 2012
Teaser trailer for the new BBC/HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman's (now classic) series.
Literally cannot be worse than the film version. *shudders*
Tom Hooper is lead director on the series too which (even without being a particularly big fan of his films) is still quite a good get itself what with those Oscar and Emmy wins in his back pocket.Yeah me neither but glad it is a thing. Some of the best fantasy novels around imo.
Interesting cast, the kid from Logan, had no idea she was English makes her performance in Logan even more impressive. James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda big gets.
It certainly seems way more suited to TV than film, not least because there should be no need to water down the book's themes for fear of making it financially unviable in the US.I'm very excited about this. I'm hoping that they don't dumb it down like they did for the amazing looking, perfectly cast but terribly written film version. It'll be interesting to see how they manage the exponential growth in scope that occurs after the first book.
Not disputing that, but I'd have preferred to have a more mature undertaking of the same theme. The plot really lacked the grit that the theme demands.It covers profound themes in a deep way that few books, never mind kid's, aspire to, never mind pull off. If they do the books justice, which is quite the challenge, it could be extraordinary.
Booooooo! *throws stuff*
I don't recall the plot lacking grit or pulling punches? It's pretty unflinching in its potrayal of human nature, does not avoid, but rather unsentimentally dives deep into, its difficult themes and mercilessly exposes its very well constructed characters to heartbreak and horrors. I'd consider it more mature than TDK -which is no critiscism of the fine Nolan movie.Not disputing that, but I'd have preferred to have a more mature undertaking of the same theme. The plot really lacked the grit that the theme demands.
It's like difference between earlier Batman movies and TDK.
The books are really good, written I guess with a teenage audience in mind (so hardly kids), and with themes that were apparently controversial enough to provoke the catholic church into seeking to squash any sequel to The Golden Compass (the film based on the first book in the trilogy).It covers profound themes in a deep way that few books, never mind kid's, aspire to, never mind pull off. If they do the books justice, which is quite the challenge, it could be extraordinary.
Its a trilogy for children of all ages, that includes me! Hope they do justice to the books unlike the ghastly film.It covers profound themes in a deep way that few books, never mind kid's, aspire to, never mind pull off. If they do the books justice, which is quite the challenge, it could be extraordinary.
They are kids' books tbf, or at least as much as any YA books are. Fantastic, clever and ambitious kids' books that an adult could happily enjoy, yes, but kids' books nonetheless.Was some years ago, but I was hard pressed to finish Book 1. Perhaps I'll give this a go again later.
Rather tricky to do given where the plot of the books go, I'd have thought.Ah dang it actually looks rather good, particularly the daemons, which means I might have to actually watch it. I just hope they cut back on some of the lumpen metaphysics and the weary god-bothering-bothering.
I kind of had it on but it didn’t really have my full focus so I’m pretty sure I missed a lot. Never read the books and I can barely remember that film but seems like something that will take a few episodes to really catch on.Anyone watch?
Never usually like BBC adaptations and that didn't do anything to convince me otherwise yet, although McAvoy is pretty perfect for Asriel.
Not read that yet, is this what the flood's from?Coulter, Lyra and Asriel were perfect.
However, feels a little "BBC" so far.
Liked it. May like it a lot if builds well.
Certainly doesn't seem to be avoiding the difficult subject matters and I loved "La Belle Sauvage" reference at the start.
A promising start.