Sunday, December 04, 2005
Know Your Narnia
Devastated to miss the Family Leung's Narnia knees-up but things just didn't work out.
I was looking forward to it, as was Young Miss who, wider and more recently read, had some interesting comments and queries ready for the assembled Lewisian Brains Trust.
With the Dec 9 curtain-up, floodgates will open on a torrent of twaddle and, I daresay, not a little tendentious religioso pap.
My best offer is the Guardian's alphabetica on the subject.
Of course, it will appear a work of faithful genius come the day How to be Good gets the same transatlantic trampling.
Ever ready to test The Girl's blasphemy-proof sense of humour - not to mention proportion - I muttered dourly about saving our dwindling shekels for sodium and soda at a front-seat viewing of Aeon Flux. ("David Edelstein sorta liked it - or at least got some damn'd funny quips in.") Wry sourire.
Meanwhile, well timed for the Narnia opening, the LA Times checks out the vision of billionaire Philip Anschutz, owner of the film's producer Walden Media.
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