Sunday, December 11, 2005

Into the closet...

I have just received a short movie review of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe from one of my spies in England:

"It was completely superb...The BBC version of a few years ago is now officially knocked into a cocked hat. "

The movie isn't scheduled to arrive in UAE cinemas until January 2006 (which isn't particularly clever for a plot that is orientated in part around winter and the arrival of Father Christmas). Yet there isn't a peep out of all those keen moviegoers about this late arrival. They're all screaming and shouting about the latest Harry Potter.

I just hope that the Powers That Be don't suddenly notice that Narnia is an allegory and send great chunks of film to the editing suite bin.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our copy of "Narnia" as it's called here did not arrive until December (2006). I have to wait ages for DVDs to come down to a reasonable price (under 10 euro). Thankfully, this holiday our DVD library expanded quite a bit and I've managed to get my hands on a few 'cult' movies which the Spanish don't seem to want such as:
Dr Strangelove
The meaning of life
The African Queen
The Magnificent Seven
Animal Farm, and
The Duellists

By accident I seem to be becoming quite a fan of Ridley Scott movies.


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