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Into the Wardrobe A Community of Wardrobians 2010-08-17T19:35:43+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/feed.php?f=11&t=9445 2010-08-17T19:35:43+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=206365#p206365 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]> To faithfully represent very specific physical types in the characters really good CGI might be the best bet.

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2010-08-16T21:42:31+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=206357#p206357 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]>
TWHF is the best novel I've ever read. I found very profound, the idea that the questions we have for God are the answers because He uses those questions to bring about a response from us that is unique; no one else would ask exactly the same questions or give the same response.

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2010-08-16T15:44:17+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=206352#p206352 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]>
I don't think anyone in Hollywood is capable of bringing through all that depth and richness. I think a movie made based on TWHF would be a marvelous movie if they got it even half right, but I fear it would be impossible to do justice to the book.

I wondered myself, though, while re-reading the book, what would be the best way to handle Orual's face should a movie be made. Would it be best to hire a genuinely ugly actress? And would you need one with a beautiful voice, or could that be electronically altered? Maybe get CCM star Margaret Becker to do voice-overs?

It seems kind of cruel to the actress to choose her based on her looks ... lack thereof.

Director: "Congratulations, sir ... I mean ma'am. You've got the part."

Actress: "I can't believe it! That's wonderful! Tell me, what was it that convinced you to pick me? My delivery? My emoting? What sold you?"

Director: (scratches head) "Well, I don't quite know how to put this but ... Gads! You're ugly!!! I mean, good grief!!! You are by far the ugliest woman who's been in here today! I mean, I've seen some ugly women. But, you! You take the cake!"


It just seems cruel, doesn't it? I'm sitting here laughing, but it still seems cruel.

I like the idea of just not showing her face, but it would be tricky. I'm afraid a movie director would simply have her take the veil earlier, which would kind of mess up the story.

I thought about pulling a page from theater of centuries past and simply have a man play the part. But I'm not sure that would look right either. Her body shape and movements still have to be feminine. The movements are especially hard to disguise.

But there's an opposite problem. Who among Hollywood's actresses is really beautiful enough to play Psyche? I'm not sure any of them have that "perfection of nature" kind of quality that the role requires.

Statistics: Posted by archenland_knight — 16 Aug 2010, 15:44


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2009-06-25T22:17:16+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=197822#p197822 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]>
You mentioned that Adamson is probably not a believer. Sounds right to me. I was excited to see him interviewed by Christianity Today (CT) but was disappointed that when asked about his religious convictions he refused to discuss them. The episode reminded me of when our Lord said that if we act ashamed of Him before men, He will be ashamed of us in his Father's kingdom. Even if he's not a Christian and he most likely isn't, I thought he acted like a sissy for not even a willingness to describe his world view.
Regards, Tom

p.s. I must give him credit for Shrek 1&2 though. Excellent!

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2009-06-25T18:09:07+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=197805#p197805 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]>
Tom wrote:
Probably my favorite novel. I'd love to see it on screen but I think it would be mangled by hollywood. Maybe not though. Just don't have Adamson direct it. He screwed up LWW even though I like the film.
Adamson screw ups:
1. Providing a reason why Edmund is nasty. Lewis lack of an explanation (I can't remember one) enhances the mystery and dread of evil and makes the redemption scene more filled with awe.
2. Lewis portrays Aslan's magic as from before the dawn of time thus hinting that Aslan transcends Narnia rather than making him merely a great talking beast as Adamson does.
Regards, Tom


There are many other screw-ups - and they proceed from the fact that Adamson basically does not believe. A person who does not believe cannot effectively transmit what Lewis was trying to say.

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2009-06-15T04:19:52+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=197518#p197518 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]> Adamson screw ups:
1. Providing a reason why Edmund is nasty. Lewis lack of an explanation (I can't remember one) enhances the mystery and dread of evil and makes the redemption scene more filled with awe.
2. Lewis portrays Aslan's magic as from before the dawn of time thus hinting that Aslan transcends Narnia rather than making him merely a great talking beast as Adamson does.
Regards, Tom

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2009-05-25T03:23:25+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=197103#p197103 <![CDATA[Re: Till We Have Faces Movie]]> but I really do not think it would be attempted or done. Besides, I would be to afraid of being let down.

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2009-02-24T13:38:37+00:00 http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9445&p=193828#p193828 <![CDATA[Till We Have Faces Movie]]>
Also, has anyone thought of doing a book study here? The Space Trilogy studies were interesting.

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