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.

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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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • grdthepoint

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

  • http://lookingcloser.org 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.

  • http://cinexcellence.com striderdemme

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


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