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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2004, 12:22 PM »
Rumor is that Nicole Kidman is up for the role of the White Witch, she'd be a good choice too
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2004, 12:41 PM »
Rumor is that Nicole Kidman is up for the role of the White Witch...

Wow, that's cool news, 'cause that right there says they're pretty much going all out on this production.  Hopefully Lion (and maybe others from this 7 book set) will get translated to the big screen as impressively as Peter Jackson did with LOTR.

Can't wait for this one!   8)

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2004, 03:39 PM »
Scratch Nicole Kidman...Tilda Swinton has the role



She looks like a good choice

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2004, 09:25 AM »
Filmforce has an article up talking about the four "lead" children have been cast for the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  You can check out the details at the linky :).

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2004, 12:02 PM »




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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #21 on: May 9, 2005, 09:57 AM »
I don't know if anyone else caught it, but the Mrs. and I were watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on ABC Saturday night (hadn't seen it before that actually), and they showed the "world premiere" of the first trailer for the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  I don't know if it is online yet or not (I don't see it on apple's site yet at least), but it looked pretty cool.  It has been ages since I read this book, but I'm looking forward to the movie.  Might have to go back and re-read before then.

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #22 on: May 9, 2005, 10:29 AM »
I missed that last night, I am looking forward to this movie though.  Probably fourth right now on my excitement level behind ROTS, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Potter IV. 

I do recommend reading the books again...lots of good allegory there, however, he really didn't plan the whole thing too well and so the stories are sort of all over the place


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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #23 on: May 9, 2005, 10:45 AM »
Been digging around a bit, and it looks like Moviefone has an "extra large" version of the trailer (in quicktime), if anyone is interested in seeing it:

Chronicles of Narnia Teaser Trailer

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #24 on: May 9, 2005, 01:05 PM »
Wow!  That looks amazingly good.  I think the quality of the books drops off a little bit after Lion but they are all pretty good reads.  They are also much less famous then TLTWATW is...perhaps this will spark the franchise and renewed interest in it in general.  We shall see. BTW, thanks to Peter Jackson for allowing this to happen, if he hadn't done LOTR, there is no way Disney would have glommed on to this and made it also happen.  We'll see if it works but that trailer looked pretty sweet

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #25 on: May 9, 2005, 04:29 PM »
I love these books. I first read LWW when I was 8 or so; I've read the series about five times even though it's been several years since last time. I plan to reread LWW between now and December.

This is my 2nd most anticipated movie of 2005 after ROTS. Initially I was appalled when I learned Disney was involved but I've been following the production and it really sounds like they're trying to get it right. If done well this should blow Potter out of the water and really be on par with LOTR.

Here's a great website to check out: NarniaFans.com. It also has great discussion forums.

As for the trailer, it will be attached to ROTS. I only watched a bit of the online version because I'm trying to preserve the surprise for when I see it on the big screen May 19. (I did the same thing with the full trailer for ROTS and my jaw was literally hanging open at the glories I beheld. It wouldn't have had the same impact had I watched it in the pansy-ass little computer version.)

And for the record: the books should be read in publication order (LWW first) not chronological order.  :P
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #26 on: May 9, 2005, 04:37 PM »
Has anyone seen the PBS adaptatioon? They made up through the 4th one, **** what was it called... the one about the ship.... The Dawnteader, I think that's it. They were really low budget and kind of cheesy, I hope the Movie is better than those were.

Wait I take that back was the Silver chair the 4th? I haven't read these since I was like 8.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #27 on: May 9, 2005, 05:03 PM »
In publication order:

1) The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
2) Prince Caspian
3) Voyage of the Dawn Treader
4) The Silver Chair
5) The Horse and His Boy
6) The Magician's Nephew
7) The Last Battle

In-universe chronology:

1) The Magician's Nephew
2) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
3) The Horse and His Boy (actually takes place toward the end of LWW)
4) Prince Caspian
5) Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6) The Silver Chair
7) The Last Battle
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #28 on: May 9, 2005, 05:13 PM »
I've read them both ways...Publication Way the first time growing up, Chronologicaly the second time last year.  I think it makes (to me at least) a lot more sense to do it Chronologically

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2005, 01:38 PM »
I've read the first three books chronologically and they were enjoyable.  I'll have to consider buying the whole set to read the rest.  I remember the animated version was pretty good.  The movie will be a must see.