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Beyond 'The Golden Compass': The Magic of Philip Pullman (2007)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Documentary  |  20 November 2007 (USA)
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Unlock the astonishing truths and hidden meanings inside the pages of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, the best-selling fantasy novel that has captured the imagination of millions worldwide. This cutting edge film examines the secret codes and symbols of Lyra's world - a parallel universe where each person is guided by their animal daemon and where dark, evil forces lurk behind facades of piousness and beauty. Utilizing the latest CG animation and rare archival footage, Beyond The Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman also includes revealing interviews with historians and experts as well as an exclusive talk with the author himself. Includes over 60 minutes of bonus features including: Exclusive interview with Philip Pullman Extended Interviews with Professors and Scholars Slide Show with Jean-Pierre Isbouts (director of Beyond The Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman) Walk-Around Interview with Nicholas Tucker (author of Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip ... Written by Koch Vision

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An interesting if dull documentary on a genius.
1 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love Phillip Pullman's books. The His Dark Materials and Lyra's Oxford would easily appear on my top ten favourite books of all time. I love the film adaption and I love the author's great ideas. Now comes an interesting documentary on where Phillip Pullman gets it all from. It was definitely intriguing and I learnt a few surprising facts out of it. Although I would have much preferred if they extended it a bit because they forgot to talk about a few matters which interested me a lot like witches even though it says it does. Over all I think it was great but also in the documentary they sometimes have the characters playing out scenes from the books. I stress that they should have taken a little bit of care with it. The girl who played Lyra was just plain annoying with all the pointless scenes of her skipping around and the visual effects (although it was a documentary) they were far from satisfying. I only recommend it to DIE HARD fans of the book and the movie (which it does not mention once.)


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