Specials: Glen Workshop 2006! Narnia strudel. "V for Vendetta" trailer

Thursday's specials:JOIN ME AT THE GLEN WORKSHOP, 2006 From the new Image Update: Announcing Image’s Glen Workshop 2006 “Love and Affliction: Grace, Suffering, and the Artist” July 30 – August 6, 2005The Glen Workshop is an illuminating conference on the arts and religion, where participants practice and strengthen their craft and vision in community. This weeklong event combines the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a symposium. By exploring this year’s theme, “Love … [Read more...]

Who Would You Pick to Direct the Narnia Films? Or The Lord of the Rings?

Many recent comments have raised this question.Please don't use this thread as a chance to bash Jackson or Adamson. We've got enough of that going elsewhere, and frankly, I'm fairly pleased with both directors and I'm tired of focusing on the negatives.But if both Middle-Earth and Narnia were coming to the big screen AGAIN... who would you pick to direct them? What directors have the right sensibilities to elevate these transcendant works of literature to transcendant works for the … [Read more...]

The Lion, the Witch and the Verdict

Recently, I was invited to be on a Christian radio talk show, and told that I was to explain to the listening audience why the mainstream press was trying to destroy the Narnia movie. The hosts' leading question implied that the primary response of the mainstream press to the Narnia movie was negative, and that the chief complaint had to do with special effects.When I asked for the source of their information, all they could offer was TIME Magazine.Basically, when I got on the radio what … [Read more...]

Writer/Director Scott Derrickson’s pick for "Most Disappointing Movie of 2005"

Look who showed up in the comments on the Disappointing Movies thread! Hi Jeffrey...and, uh...hi, Peter.Jeffrey, I've been reading your blog pretty regularly -- it's great. Because of you I've been listening to "Ohio" by Over the Rhine for the last six weeks. Wim Wenders stayed at my house a few weeks back, and said that it's one of his current favs, and I bought him a copy of Drunkards Prayer before he went back home to Germany.As for this list, I'd put Jarhead at the top of mine. You … [Read more...]


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