Books new and old that have caught my eye.
The Lion, The Professor And The Movies: Narnia’s Journey To The Big Screen
By Mark Joseph
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe had experienced the second largest December opening in film history. In a few short months it went on to become the largest-grossing film in history in the international marketplace. Thus began the opening shot in a 10-year saga that may see all seven books in the Narnia series on the big screen. But where did these films come from? How were they made? How did these become some of the biggest films in history? Why did it take so long to bring them to the big screen? How were they marketed? What is the message of the films? How did Disney, a studio targeted for boycott by the Religious Right, become the distributor? Who was C.S. Lewis and what did he believe?