Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

I've seen it.....

Breathtaking, beautiful, magical, true to the spirit of the books, sublimely crafted, dazzling.

It's hard to escape the reality that Lewis thematic message: "Victory on the battlefield is linked to the triumph of the holy spirit", is inescapably intertwined with current events.

In todays world, where terror is a frightening reality, the movie has Peter (yes- the name is significant) battling evil with a pious sword. The subtext was best articulated by Rick Groen:
"He has to kill in order to be good and he must be good in order to kill".

More to come.....but for now I need to wallow in the pure enjoyment of this work of art. It is a masterpiece that may transcend its original medium.

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