OT A Wrinkle in Time

Caroline Mills carrie at pitofdespair.org
Tue Nov 4 00:21:42 EST 2003


> Melissa and Ros
> > On this topic, though, does anyone have an opinion on the Narnia movies
> > produced by the BBC in the late '80s?  I've been considering checking out
> > the new DVD version from the library, but I don't want to waste our time
> if
> > they aren't any good.
> 
> Despite my "same here", I actually enjoyed these, for the most part. Some of
> the casting was wonderful--I agree with Kyla that Peter was perfect, but I
> wasn't completely happy with the casting of Lucy although her acting was
> wonderful. I also agree with Kyla that Aslan was often puppet-like. The
> special-effects, in general, are dated and rather woeful; they were very
> much made on the cheap, I think. But I liked the feel of them, and the music
> score, and they stuck pretty close to the books. If you think you can put up
> with the undoubted imperfections, I'd recommend you have a look at them at
> least--but don't kill me if you hate them! :-)

I loved them when I saw them, but that was when they first came out.  I 
believe the figurehead of the Dawntreader is now in a front garden in 
Portishead.

Caroline
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