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His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« on: April 05, 2016, 04:04:16 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35967042

I have big hopes that it'll be better than the film (not that hard, right?)
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 10:36:02 AM »
I saw the trailer last night. Looks like it will be better than the film.

I have a sort of love-hate relationship with the books, and Pullman's writing in general. Would be nice to see his work done justice with a visual medium for once.

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 08:00:07 PM »
Yep, the trailer looks amazing and propelled me from cautious to hyped. I'm so glad the teaser didn't show Daemons and they worked on them more seriously. I mean, y'all look at Iorek! From the shots we have, they may just as well have cast an actual polar bear!!

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I'm personally both very happy and very impatient!!
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 11:01:59 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35967042

I have big hopes that it'll be better than the film (not that hard, right?)

What didn't you like about the film?

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 05:44:57 AM »
Just to really bring the shallow to this conversation, the trailer is fantastic but basically all I thought the entirety of my first viewing of it was, "How does James McAvoy keep getting hotter???" :D

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 07:21:52 AM »
Does it have a film? I didn't know :) This book is in my TBR list, maybe I should read it first. I always liked book adaptations, I hope this one deserves our time
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 08:45:24 AM »
James Cosmo is in it! That’s cred right there.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 09:19:11 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35967042

I have big hopes that it'll be better than the film (not that hard, right?)

What didn't you like about the film?
I just didn't think it made justice to the story. Far too much focus on reading the aleomether.
Although to be honest, I think I'm a bit mellower regarding the film than 3 years ago, hehe
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 11:04:05 AM »
To be honest, I think the hate for the film will die down a fair bit once the series comes out. The fans will get the complete, probably more faithful story they wanted and should be satisfied. Not that I'm trying to defend the film, by all accounts it's pretty mediocre, but still.

Though personally I hope the adaptation goes off the rails 'Game of Thrones' style by the time they reach 'The Amber Spyglass'. I hated that book. It was such a chore.

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 11:18:40 AM »
by the time they reach 'The Amber Spyglass'. I hated that book. It was such a chore.
Nooo, I really liked it! At one re-read it was actually my favourite!

(I've I've read the series 3 times)
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 07:12:08 PM »
Does it have a film? I didn't know :) This book is in my TBR list, maybe I should read it first. I always liked book adaptations, I hope this one deserves our time

No maybe about this. The film is a trash heap, and cut out a major aspect of the film to suit American audiences. It's pretty reviled by fans of the trilogy. You sure can watch it, but please don't do so before you read the books.
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 09:50:01 AM »
So I should read the books, right?
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 09:56:14 AM »
So I should read the books, right?

Overall they're a unique mixed bag. I would recommend them, but they do decrease in quality as the series goes on. You will be lectured on Philip Pullman's opinions, but I was able to put up with them and I disagree with them completely.

But I do think the new series he's working on in the same world is better. There's only one book out so far, I think the second one is coming out this year, but the universe just feels more believable and concrete. I was pretty pleased with it because I always wanted him to flesh out the world a little more.

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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 11:11:21 AM »
So I should read the books, right?
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Re: His Dark Materials to be a BBC tv series
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2019, 02:05:51 PM »
Do you think we should start another thread for 'The Secret Commonwealth', or is there one already?