Prince Caspian Casting
Y'all may have noticed that as the end of the year draws nigh I've been posting a bit more on filmed versions of children's books. Much of this has to do with the fact that without being able to review the chapter books I'm currently reading, I need to concentrate my efforts elsewhere. The outlet of my frustration, therefore, will be the movie industry and how they mangle our babies.
Anywho, Narniafans.com had an interview recently with Douglas Gresham about the upcoming Prince Caspian film. You remember Gresham, right? He's that grandson of C.S. Lewis. You may prefer this Cinematical wrap-up up the interview instead, mind you. The nice thing about Cinematical is that they pay loving tribute to the children's books these movies are based on. As author Mark Beall says regarding that loony choice publishers made to reprint the Narnia books "in order", "If The Magician's Nephew was really the best story to introduce the Narnia world with, don't you think the filmmakers would have gone there to start?" Right on, brother.
In other news, a Potter film is giving a tourism boost to some out of the way spaces. No, not that Potter film. The other one. You know what I mean.