Walden Media at War: Fighting to save Narnia from storytellers who don’t understand it.

My review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is up at Good Letters.

It’s a short review: I don’t get around to writing about just how much I love Will Poulter’s performance as Eustace, or just how disappointed I am in the flat, uninspired imagery throughout the film.

What I do describe is what seems to be a battle at the heart of the movie: A battle between those who want us to read the books and enjoy C.S. Lewis’s meaningful storytelling, and those who just want to make an entertaining movie, sacrificing Lewis’s rich imagination for cheap, familiar entertainment.

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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.


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