by Mark Joseph
On December 12, 2005, Hollywood woke up to discover that "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" had experienced the second-largest December opening in film history. In a few short months it went on to become the largest-grossing film in history in the international marketplace. Thus began the opening shot in a 10-year saga that may see all seven books in the Narnia series on the big screen. But where did these films come from? How were they made? How did they become some of the biggest films in history? Why did it take so long to bring them to the big screen? How were they marketed? What is the message of the films? How did Disney become the distributor? Who was C.S. Lewis and what did he believe? All of these questions and more are answered in "The Lion, the Professor and the Movies: Narnia's Journey To The Big Screen."
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The book archives the process from its beginnings in obtaining rights and forming relationships between the necessary companies using published press releases and interviews. The twelve chapters of the book cover Narnia's contemporary film journey through several perspectives including directing, writing, producing, marketing and financing. In the middle of the book is a thorough analysis of C.S. Lewis's theology, why evangelicals appreciate his work, and the role his theology plays in the Narnian tales. Fans that have enjoyed seeing the series come to life on the silver screen will enjoy the comprehensive account offered by Mark Joseph in The Lion, The Professor, and the Movies. Those not thoroughly familiar with how films are made will be especially fascinated by the book, in addition to the dramatic narrative the Narnian journey to film has formed.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Roger N. Overtonon
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Mark Joseph's book gives a candid insider's view of the making of the Narnia movies. He tells about the competing ideas about the nature of the films, especially about the tension between being faithful to C. S. Lewis' stories and the pressure to ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥updateÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ them. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ It's a cautionary tale of how the interplay of various voices can ruin what seemed to have the promise of being an excellent series of film.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Tom Nashon
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This book is an engaging read for all Lewis and film fans. Joseph takes the reader on the journey of getting C.S. Lewis to the big screen. The book is also instructive for anyone thinking about marketing film to the faith-based community. The reader will also appreciate the courage of those who worked hard to keep to keep the spirit of Lewis' original intent in the film. I sure did.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Clyde E. Taber IV
About the Author
Mark Joseph is a film and record producer, author and publisher of Bullypulpit.com. He is a frequent commentator on politics, pop culture and religion at both the Huffington Post and FOXNews.com. His previous books include "Faith, God + Rock 'n' Roll" and "The Rock & Roll Rebellion."
- Paperback: 191 pages
- Publisher: Bully! Pulpit Books; 1 edition (December 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098277611X
- ISBN-13: 978-0982776117
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
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