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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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. :)