Monday, November 21, 2005

"It feels like an ancient myth."

Reading this makes me all the more interested in seeing the movie.

Cast and crew members of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have played down the significance of Christian symbolism in their version of CS Lewis's novel. The Narnia books are often viewed as a religious allegory, with Aslan the lion representing Jesus Christ. But director Andrew Adamson said it is "open to the audience to interpret".

"Faith is in the eye of the beholder," added British actress Tilda Swinton, who said the original book was more "spiritual" than religious. "You can make a religious allegory out of anything if that's what you're interested in," she told the BBC News website. (BBC News)

So, the movie's director and one big-name star, Tilda Swinton, are downplaying the Christian aspects of the books. If the movie's script has the section of the book where Aslan talks about Deep Magic and Deeper Magic Before the Dawn of Time, then I would have to say that the movie is more or less Christian in nature. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please take this opportunity to read the book if you haven't already. If you have read the book, then you should know what I mean.

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