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More Golden Compass

December 12th, 2007 (11:46 am)
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Some insights at HisDarkMaterials.org into why cinemagoers might think that The Golden Compass has undergone incision.

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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 12th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)

Pullman presents all the adult characters as people having to make difficult moral decisions, even the characters with whom he disagrees. Sadly this is lost here.

Posted by: Susan (lil_shepherd)
Posted at: December 13th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)

One of the things I love about Pullman is the ambiguity of his characters. Take Lord Asriel, whose goal is one we must sympathise with, particularly as he has no Evil Overlord ambitions for himself, but whose actions are amoral and sometimes immoral and often cruel and heartless. Or Lyra herself, who is a barbarian and a brat, but a heroine none the less, and lovable with it.

This certainly did not come over in the film...