More on "The Golden Compass"

Yesterday, National Public Radio’s show, "On Point," produced by WBUR in Boston, arranged a conversation on "The Golden Compass," with Hanna Rosin, the journalist who wrote a terrific piece in The Atlantic Monthly that told the story of the way that the film’s producers grappled with the controversial religious content; Stephen Prothero, author of "Religious Literacy," and professor in the religious studies department at Boston University; and your blogger here. It was certainly lively, and the callers were surprisingly "on point"! "NPR’s On Point: "The Golden Compass"
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11 years ago
Jim, I wish you had been more critical of the real problem with this movie: that bewilderingly long-winded bear.
11 years ago
Yes, I think I've come up with a surefire recipe for a hit book: a longwinded armoured bear, a magical ring, a talking lion, and Mary Magdalene. Look for it some time next year. On a more serious note, listeners to the NPR show might pay special attention to the Catholic mother who calls in who has read all three of the books. Her comments are especially a propos.

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