Posts tagged with philip-pullman

Jun 13 2018

Reserving judgment


There is promising casting news coming out regarding the BBC's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy: James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel. I like McAvoy a lot, but...

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Feb 22 2018

Wake me when they start filming


There are signs of life for the BBC's long-dormant television adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. I'm not counting on anything (there doesn't seem to be any news on the cast, director, filming timeline, etc.), but...

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Oct 17 2017

Sneaking a peek at The Book of Dust


NPR recently posted an "exclusive first read" excerpt from Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, due out this week. I don't think this book is going to have any problems selling, but if you're still angry over the way the His Dark Materials trilogy ended...

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Jun 28 2017

Grab a hankie.


This is both beautiful and tear-inducing: the Guardian tells me that the highest bid in the Authors for Grenfell Tower auction was given to James Clements, a teacher who bid £1,500 to have a character in Philip Pullman's upcoming series named after a former student who died in the fire, 16-year-old Nur Huda el-Wahabi...

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May 4 2016

Gross, but maybe better than normal fruitcake


The Guardian recently posted Kate Young's tribute to the early Philip Pullman series The Ruby in the Smoke, complete with a recipe for a fruit cake mentioned in the series. I wasn't a huge fan of the Ruby series, and I'm even less...

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Oct 15 2015

So. Cute.


According to the Guardian, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has been chosen as the "Big Read" at the Durham Book Festival. The paper asked nine well-known children's illustrators to draw their own daemons...

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Nov 8 2012

Fairy tales revisited


Slate recently posted an in-depth review of Philip Pullman's new retelling of fifty classic fairy tales, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, which was written in honor of the tales' 200th anniversary. I'm totally going to buy this book (I love fairy tales), but...

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Jan 14 2008

Philip Pullman continues to milk the His Dark Materials cash cow.

Here's the cover art for Philip Pullman's upcoming Once Upon a Time in the North:Very... dignified-looking. Once Upon a Time in the North is a prequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy, and focuse...

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Jun 11 2007

See the bear dance...

Interested parties can now download the high-definition trailer for the upcoming The Golden Compass movie. While all the human actors look great--I can't believe how slinky Nicole Kidman looks--t...

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Apr 26 2007

Spin the wheel

New Line's website for their Golden Compass movie adaptation is up and running, and allows fans to play a twenty questions-style game that determines what their deamon would be. (It's kinda fun--m...

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Feb 5 2007

Further Pullman movie action

Masterpiece Theater has made a film adaptation of Phillip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke. It debuted last night, but chances are good you can catch it on repeats. The Ruby in the Smoke is not m...

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Jan 5 2007

Lyra! Mrs. Coulter! Lord James Bond!

New Line has released a load of Golden Compass stills, and they look lovely:You can view the rest here and here.

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Sep 19 2006


Much to my delight, I hear that Aardman Studios (the people who made Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run) will be making a film adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Scarecrow and his Servant. I've be...

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Aug 3 2006

Wordcandy casting news

Bond girl Eva Green has been cast as Serafina Pekula and Nicole Kidman has been cast as Ms. Coulter in the upcoming Golden Compass movie adaptation; Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as Bellatrix...

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Jul 3 2006

"The Golden Compass" news, part two

So, here's what the Imdb had to say about the new The Golden Compass film adaptation:-Writer Philip Pullman wants Nicole Kidman to play Mrs. Coulter and has indicated that he would like Jason Isaa...

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Jun 29 2006

*cue fangirl-ish squee-ing*

THEY'RE GONNA START FILMING THE HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY IN SEPTEMBER!!!!!Actually, I'm really nervous about this one. Dollars to donuts, it'll end up being a The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardr...

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Aug 14 2004

Philip Pullman

I think lumping Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy in with the Harry Potter books is criminal. If you must compare Pullman's work to something, try Susan Cooper, and please don't press a...

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