Browser, 7/3: What Adamson left out; World on “Wanted”; Watch Hitchens try waterboarding (LINK REPAIRED)

What Narnia’s Son of Adam (that is, Adamson) left out

Christopher Howse at The Telegraph reports on the important stuff in C.S. Lewis‘s Prince Caspian that Andrew Adamson and his screenwriters left out:

I wonder if audiences are looking out for the wrong things in the films of C.S Lewis’s Narnia books. The danger is simply to think “Aslan = Jesus”, and then to puzzle out how the one allegorically illuminates the other.


What men want

Megan Basham asks, “Why are films like Wanted so popular with young men?”

Meanwhile, the Reel Geezers loved it:

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Waterboarding is not a sport

Yikes! Christopher Hitchens just went and had himself waterboarded. And there’s video. His intentions are good: He wants to provide people with an opportunity to decide for themselves: Is waterboarding torture?

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • grdthepoint

    No problem. Just glad to know I’m not going insane (at least not as fast as I thought I was!). ;-)

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    The link is fixed! Thanks for pointing out the error.

  • grdthepoint

    The Hitchens link goes to Andrew Sullivan’s Independence Day post. Or did I miss something? I’m a little out of it today, so it’s entirely possible.

  • striderdemme

    The Reel Geezers review of Wanted really surprised me. I just love watching their reviews. :)