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Reepicheep775
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It's a bit unfair to England though. PC and VDT did the wartime city scenes well, only missing showing people's lawns converted to grow vegetables.
But the countryside remained beautiful and unspoiled. It wasn't Isengard. ;)

Oh, for sure! I've never been to England, but pictures I've seen of its countryside look beautiful. I just thought an exaggerated portrayal of our world would fit well thematically. It could be a bit like Lewis using satirical exaggeration of modern schools to portray Experiment House.

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Posted : January 3, 2020 12:29 pm
aileth
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DAE think that Mapperton House in Dorset would make an absolutely stunning Kirk Mansion? ... and would also bring a level of authenticity regarding the location of the house in the book (I believe it was implied in MN to be in Dorset).
Plus the grounds would make for some really cool outdoor scenes/shots.

Wouldn't gripe too hard if they used this house :) Dorset definitely has some places that feel right (though I imagine that Ireland is even better for that)

The place where my brother and I stayed in Dorset had this long view south to the Purbeck Hills. Most days it was too rainy to see much, but occasionally we could see Corfe Castle, set between two hills, just like the Witch's castle. It was quite distant, and hazy, so it had a really fairy-tale look to it. There are these tall cliffs, down near Old Harry Rocks, that felt exactly as Lewis described the cliff of Aslan's country in Silver Chair. Not as tall, of course, but a couple hundred feet down to the ocean far below. The turf, the wind, the loneliness--quite the feeling. It also felt like a snippet out of Watership Down, with dozens of rabbits, and their warrens extending all the way to the cliff. Not sure what happens to them when the cliff collapses into the ocean.

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Posted : January 8, 2020 6:38 am
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The place where my brother and I stayed in Dorset had this long view south to the Purbeck Hills. Most days it was too rainy to see much, but occasionally we could see Corfe Castle, set between two hills, just like the Witch's castle. It was quite distant, and hazy, so it had a really fairy-tale look to it. There are these tall cliffs, down near Old Harry Rocks, that felt exactly as Lewis described the cliff of Aslan's country in Silver Chair. Not as tall, of course, but a couple hundred feet down to the ocean far below.

That's really cool! I'd definitely love to see that landscape make its way into Narnia somehow. Or I'll see it in person - whichever comes first!
Maybe Lewis got much of his imagery ideas from places like that, really close to home.

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Posted : January 9, 2020 12:59 am
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Glenwit, I agree with you. It is thought that the countryside of Northern Ireland, where he was a boy, was an inspiration for some parts of Narnia itself.

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Posted : January 9, 2020 9:56 am
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Eustace » Jun 03, 2020 2:15 pm

I was looking up places that would be pretty to shoot in and I came across some beautiful places in Wales and Iceland. I am not sure how realistic it would be cost wise for them to shoot there, but, I think some of those places look and feel very Narnian.

Iceland:


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/iceland/majestic-photos-iceland-landscape/#close

 

Cleander » Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm

I could definitely see Iceland being a good spot for the Silver Chair...
Another question, are there some existing castles/buildings you'd suggest for locations?

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