Thursday, April 24, 2014

Books on Screen

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

 Of the movies based on kid's books that I have seen, this effort from Walden Media does the best job of replicating the events of the book as well as the sensibility. A breath-taking movie that genuinely does justice to Lewis's master book (which is what made the nest two movies such a disappointment, but that's perhaps something to discuss in another post). Additionally, this movie makes a point of something we often miss when reading the book - the Prevensies are being evacuated during the London Blitz. Were it not fro the war, they wouldn't have found the wardrobe! Both the book and the movie are well worth your time.

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