Pullman Slams Narnia
Fantasy author Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials) is going medieval on C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books. His controversial comments call the Narnia works “reactionary”, “racist” and “misogynistic”. From the BBC article:
“If the Disney corporation wants to market this film as a great Christian story, they’ll just have to tell lies about it,” he told The Observer.
“It’s not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue,” he added.
“The highest virtue – we have on the authority of the New Testament itself – is love, and yet you find not a trace of that in the books.”
The BBC article also lists many comments from its readers.
As posted earlier, the adaptation of Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which tells of a battle against the church and a fight to overthrow God, has undergone it’s share of hardships – including director changes.
[BBC link via Alien Online]
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