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August 15, 2005

Building Narnia Buzz

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" which is scheduled to open on December 9th. It's the first of a series of planned adaptations of the popular books by C. S. Lewis.

Two new resources have been made available that tie-in with the movie. First, Barna Films is offering special group screenings in select areas on December 8th, the day prior to the official release date. Also, another website called Narnia Resources is designed to provide materials and support to educators who want to incorporate a discussion of the movie and the books into the classroom.

The Chronicles of Narnia is one of our family's favorite series of books. From what I have seen thus far, the movie appears to be a pretty faithful adaptation of the book. I hope that the movie will exceed expectations and will be successful enough to make other movie studios finally recognize that this is the type of film that should be produced more often.

Posted by Tom at August 15, 2005 03:17 PM

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What about Book 1 in the series, The Magician's Nephew? (I can't say I've read it, either... when I was reading the series in grade school it wasn't on the shelf. I only just found out it existed when I saw it on my fiance's shelf. :) )

Posted by: eLarson at August 17, 2005 10:34 AM

Well, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was originally book one in the series - as recently as 10-15 years ago. Then, on a later printing, the books were reorganized somewhat and Magician's Nephew (written after LWW, but taking place before it) was put at the beginning. I like having LWW at the front though - it's the most interesting and pretty self-explanatory - quite worthy of standing on its own. But then again, it could just be because that's how I've always known it :)

Posted by: Abigail at August 17, 2005 04:20 PM

That explains it. I last read through the series ... well, more than 15 years ago, anyway. :)

Posted by: eLarson at August 18, 2005 11:10 AM