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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:55 pm

I have a friend who has a direct grandson of Hidalgo, he throughs beautiful babies almost everyone of them is a paint or bucksin

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:29 am

Harm and I did go and see "Duplicity", good, twisty movie. Clive, hot!

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Postby nona » Sun April 19th, 2009, 10:48 am

te family watched Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, really good I forgot how creative CS Lewis was.

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Postby EC2 » Sun April 19th, 2009, 11:12 am

"nona" wrote:te family watched Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, really good I forgot how creative CS Lewis was.


While away last week, I saw a really interesting programme on C.S. Lewis. A student doing his PHD on Lewis thinks he has discovered that Lewis based his Narnia book on the planets as the Medievals would have known them - thus the sun and the moon are included in a set of seven. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe is Jupiter, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the sun. The Silver Chair is the moon and Prince Caspian is Mars. There are clues all over Lewis's other work, including his poetry. Other experts seem to agree - very fascinating.
I've enjoyed both Narnia films.
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Postby diamondlil » Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:15 pm

My son and I watched Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight. Now he wants to borrow the next one is the series as well.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun April 19th, 2009, 10:49 pm

"EC2" wrote:While away last week, I saw a really interesting programme on C.S. Lewis. A student doing his PHD on Lewis thinks he has discovered that Lewis based his Narnia book on the planets as the Medievals would have known them - thus the sun and the moon are included in a set of seven. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe is Jupiter, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the sun. The Silver Chair is the moon and Prince Caspian is Mars. There are clues all over Lewis's other work, including his poetry. Other experts seem to agree - very fascinating.
I've enjoyed both Narnia films.



Interesting. That explains the culture of Narnia quite well. I liked Prince Caspian the movie, but I missed some things from the book. The council of the owls for one. And I didn't mind a bit that they added a mini-romance to the story.

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Postby Madeleine » Mon April 20th, 2009, 10:39 am

"diamondlil" wrote:My son and I watched Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight. Now he wants to borrow the next one is the series as well.


Raiders is still the best film in the series! :)

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Postby Leo62 » Mon April 20th, 2009, 11:15 am

"EC2" wrote:While away last week, I saw a really interesting programme on C.S. Lewis. A student doing his PHD on Lewis thinks he has discovered that Lewis based his Narnia book on the planets as the Medievals would have known them - thus the sun and the moon are included in a set of seven. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe is Jupiter, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the sun. The Silver Chair is the moon and Prince Caspian is Mars. There are clues all over Lewis's other work, including his poetry. Other experts seem to agree - very fascinating.
I've enjoyed both Narnia films.


I saw this too! It was fascinating. I started out very sceptical, but the argument was convincingly made. I wonder if it's possible that Lewis might have done this intuitively rather than intentionally - might have been interesting to include that in the programme.

As far as I can gather, the other planetary correspondences are: Horse and his Boy = Mercury, Magician's Nephew = Venus, Last Battle = Saturn.

If you're in the UK, you can catch the programme on the BBC iplayer here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jz2qp/The_Narnia_Code/

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Postby Leyland » Mon April 20th, 2009, 11:56 am

I saw State of Play with Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams. Very intricate and interesting plot. Jason Bateman shone as a smarmy PR guy in DC. Ben Affleck - as wooden as ever except for a few teary moments. Crowe was more understated than usual but he probably enjoys some less intense roles to an extent. Helen Mirren was excellent as usual as Crowe's editor, but I kept thinking I'd seen her play the same mode in other movie roles. Maybe this wasn't a stretch for her. McAdams was light and fluffy with occasional glimmers of grit.

Definitely worth watching.
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Postby Leo62 » Mon April 20th, 2009, 1:48 pm

"Leyland" wrote:I saw State of Play with Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams. Very intricate and interesting plot. Jason Bateman shone as a smarmy PR guy in DC. Ben Affleck - as wooden as ever except for a few teary moments. Crowe was more understated than usual but he probably enjoys some less intense roles to an extent. Helen Mirren was excellent as usual as Crowe's editor, but I kept thinking I'd seen her play the same mode in other movie roles. Maybe this wasn't a stretch for her. McAdams was light and fluffy with occasional glimmers of grit.

Definitely worth watching.


I want to see this. Really enjoyed the TV series. Unfortunately I remember the plot rather too well...


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