Friday, December 02, 2005

Lewis on Narnia

Now this is interesting. Appearently Lewis was pretty dead set against the idea of Narnia being turned into a movie, specifically he didn't want a person playing the character Aslan. Of course one has to wonder how he would feel about the movie's upcoming release.

But I am absolutely opposed – adamant isn’t in it! – to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare. At least, with photography. Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so much vulgarity with his genius!) wld. be another matter. A human, pantomime, Aslan wld. be to me blasphemy.

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