The Golden Compass – Movie Preview

The Golden Compass


The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure movie scheduled to be open in the U.S. cinemas in December 2007. It’s adapted from the best selling novel with the same name (released in North America) as known as Northern Lights in other countries, written in 1995 by an English writer Philip Pullman as the first part of “His Dark Materials” trilogy – another two titles in the trilogy are The Subtle Knife (published in 1997) and The Amber Spyglass (published in 2000). Starring a fantastic ensemble of cast including Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green (who reunions once again with Craig after their first on-screen appearance together in Casino Royale) and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards who has been selected from some thousands contestants from all over England, this is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The film sets in a parallel world where people’s souls manifest themselves as small talking animals, called a Dæmon. At the center of the story, we are introduced to a 12-year-old girl, Lyra, who sets out to find and rescue her best friend, Roger, and ends up on an extraordinary quest to save not only her own world, but ours as well.

After watching the first trailer, even though most of computer generated graphic shots haven’t completed yet, the film looks promising. Story-wise, the movie is multi-layered philosophical and psychological film with all emotions – excitement, humor and drama. The production of the movie is terrific. The official website offers more information on the film, some behind the scene footage and enjoyable activities, especially a personality quiz which, upon completing, would match your identity with the associated Dæmon. As the Dæmon could change its form in the early stage, the website lets you post your Dæmon on the web and ask your friends to evaluate your personality before the form is fixed. You have 12 days to see how your Dæmon would change. Please click on the link below to see my Dæmon “Trina” online. It’s fun to see what the final form it would take.


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14 Responses to The Golden Compass – Movie Preview

  1. […] we would probably see both of them on screen together again by the end of this year in The Golden Compass, the first film from the epic adventure His Dark Materials trilogy. Well, that’s another […]

  2. tOK says:

    I’m His Dark Materials-Fan (Book, Movie)

  3. RedShadeX says:

    I hope i can steal it from some torrent asap 😛 it looks nice.

  4. tok07 says:

    The final trailer of The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass trailer is fantastic!

  5. Sunny says:

    The final trailer looks promising!

    I just can’t wait for December 7th.

  6. yo mayne says:

    Don’t go see this movie or read the book. It is athiest!!!

  7. Karen says:

    The movie is based on one of a trilogy of books by Phillip Pulmann, an outspoken athiest who admits that this trilogy is the anti-Narnia and who wants to kill God in children’s minds. The movie apparently waters down the most disturbing parts of the book to keep Christian parents from being too freaked out and his hope is that the movie will make parents go out and buy the trilogy.

    I am never one to believe these e-mails without verification of their truth so here is the link to the Snopes page regarding this claim:

    Pretty nasty stuff. If you feel as strongly about this as I do, you will probably want to send this info onto you friends and family.

  8. Sunny says:

    It’s just a book and a movie. Don’t take it seriously.
    If you feel offense by the content of the book and the movie, just ignore it. Everybody is entitled to believe in what he or she believes and I respect that rights.

  9. jenn says:

    “Everybody is entitled to believe in what he or she believes and I respect that rights.”

    Tell that to Mr. Pullman. He is an offensive and intolerant person.

    “I’ve been surprised by how little criticism I’ve got. Harry Potter’s been taking all the flak. I’m a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people – mainly from America’s Bible Belt – who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven’t got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I’ve been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God.” – Philip Pullman 2003 interview Sydney Morning Herald

  10. th says:

    quotes from

    “It’s a fantasy universe where witches are good, the church is bad, and at the end of it all, God dies. ”

    The entire series has been dubbed the “anti-Narnia,” with Pullman regularly expressing disdain for C.S. Lewis’ fictional world and even once calling it “propaganda in the service of a life-hating ideology.”

  11. apathetic people suck says:

    What’s all this “don’t read the book it’s ATHEIST” and bringing in quotes about life-hating? Have you even read the books??

    They’re wonderful stories that many people have read over and over again. And who cares if its religious or not, its a book, books are for opening minds, not closing them.

    Pullman writes with power, yes he’s arrogant but maybe that’s what drives his writing style and that’s who he is- if you are so religious and offended then don’t read the books. Just because every author out there isn’t a devout Christian doesn’t mean they’re bad people. If you think so then you need to open your mind to the 21st century where other people/ways of life, whether religious or not are accepted.

  12. Rylie says:


  13. Nicholas says:

    Ah, even if these books ARE Atheistic, why is everyone freaking out?

    The American president, who is a Christian, is ordering the slaughter of innocent civilians everyday, and has been for years… and you fucks are freaking out about a non-Christian children’s book being published…

    I’m not anti-Christian, but there MUST be some other causes worth pursuing… I was brought up by Christian parents in a Christian school and have Christian friends… you guys writing this ignorant shit on here are an embarrassment… I’m not sure how you can be intelligent enough to turn on a computer but not intelligent enough to realize how ridiculous you are…

  14. Sunny says:

    Peace, people, peace…

    This is just my small space in cyberspace and I just wrote this topic because I interested in the trailer of the film which was released half year ago. Now, I understood why there are so many wars and fighting. Why couldn’t people live in peace no matter what religion they believe in?

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