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How should future films be different from the Walden movies?

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DaughterOfTheStar
(@daughterofthestar)
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@col-klink Yes, I understand you there. And as I’ve mentioned I’m still rereading. So far I’ve finished Magicians Nephew and LWW. Currently reading HHB. I may have forgotten some of the food scenes from the books. I had read about Bree recently thinking about oats and I just snacked on oats and honey with my puppy. Reading about food and seeing it can definitely be impactful. Giggle  

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Posted : May 2, 2024 6:51 pm
Jasmine
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@daughterofthestar, @col-klink

I've even noticed that in every screen adaption of LWW, where Edmund asks the White Witch if he could have one more piece of Turkish delight, when she says, "No", she does it with a harsh tone. In the book, she says it with a laugh. There's actually an improvement that I would actually like.

Also, in every screen adaption of LWW, they've cut out Aslan feeding the Narnians on a grassy hillside prior to the coronation at Cair Paravel. It's not likely it will be included for time sake, but then who knows?

In in PC, both the BBC TV series and the Walden film cut out the great feast after the celebration with Bacchus and Slilenus and the freeing of the school children.

I will say that future Narnia films should be different than both the BBC TV series and the Walden. Trying to do an exact replica isn't a very good idea anyways. Netflix or whichever company should make Narnia their own.

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Posted : May 20, 2024 6:29 pm
Anfinwen
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Different from which of the previous movies? Because they are ALL very different from each other. Caspian was just grungy, not quite right somehow. VDT was too kiddie movie feeling (ugh, the dragon and green mist and little girl sneaking on the boat). It didn't feel like a real place, or like the Narnia world.

LWW however, was nearly a perfect visualization of Narnia for me. The locations were iconic and weighty. The first time you see the witch's castle (even though it was made of ice), the gorgeous tents of Aslan's camp sprawled across the bright green hillside, Cair Paravel glittering in the distance, the stone table, all so very Narnian. It was vivid and real. The shots and reveals were just great.

So, more Narnia movies like LWW. Stay away from the mistakes of PC and VDT. (forced romance, dumb plot lines, major alterations that don't account for what fans are hoping to see, characters doing uncharacteristic things for the sake of character development)

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Posted : May 22, 2024 7:42 am
Narnian78
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I think the new movies or TV series should more closely follow the books than the Walden films. It is possible to do that since it has been done before with the BBC and in the audio dramas. The new films might not be perfect, but they can have book related stories. Adding people to the plot like the stowaway girl in Voyage of the Dawn Treader doesn’t make the story more convincing or having the green mist as a villain where it is not needed. And in Prince Caspian the fighting scenes were longer than Lewis intended in his book, but the filmmakers probably wanted the movie to sell more tickets in that way.  There were just too many plot alterations, although the first Walden film mostly avoided those changes, which I think made it better than the two that followed.

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Posted : May 23, 2024 3:35 am
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Jasmine
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Well, there are going to be some things in the books that are going to have to require some changes or tweaks or some some they may have to cut out for timing. Obviously, a movie wouldn't be able to fit everything that are in the books.

For instance, in LWW, there would be a chapter that focuses on Peter, Susan, Lucy, and the Beavers and there would be another chapter that focuses on Edmund. Obviously, trying to go back and forth would be too tedious in a book. Perhaps, in a movie, they could back and forth between them, so audiences could see what is going on with three of the Pevensies and the Beavers and what is going on with the Edmund.

Even in HHB, after Shasta and Aravis got separated in Tashbaan, there would be some time where it focuses on Shasta. Then, we hear Aravis share of what she was up to in Tashbaan after she catches up with Shasta. A movie could probably cut back and forth between Shasta with the Narnians and at the tombs and Aravis with Lasaraleen overhearing Rabadash's plan.

Perhaps that's how the new Narnia films should be different from the Walden: even if there are additions, it has to be done to make it work with in the universe. There are some things that could really add to the stories as long as it's not too distracting.

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Posted : May 25, 2024 8:34 am
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