His dark materials: The Golden Compass - Dakota Blue Richards, Paul Bettany, Nicole Kidman, Anand Tucker
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There are worlds beyond our own - the compass will show the way.
Lyra Belaqua (Dakota Blue Richards), living in Oxford's Jordan College, is a young girl living among scholars. Her world may seem diverse, from physical embodiments of souls that take the shape of an animal but similar to people around you to become friends and enemies. She is thrown into a perilous adventure when she overhears a conversation of an extraordinary microscopic particle, Dust, which is only found in the open Arctic of the Northern lands. This particle is said to unite different worlds, and is feared by many who want to destroy it forever. As Lyra is flung into the middle of this horrible struggle, she meets wondrous creatures both big and small, and villains who are not what they seem. Gobblers, that kidnap children, will turn out in the most unexpected places. And a magical compass of gold that will answer any question if one is skilled enough to read it. Lyra's adventure continues throughout these three books, and the first is about to be told.
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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film adventure Oxford University UK fantasy children magic trilogy
Persons of interest
- Dakota Blue Richards .... Lyra Belacqua
- Adam Godley .... Pantalaimon
- Paul Bettany .... Lord Asriel
- Eva Green .... Serafina Pekkala
- Clare Higgins .... Ma Costa
- Nicole Kidman .... Marisa Coulter
- Ian McShane .... Iorek Byrnison
- Philip Pullman .... Author
- Chris Weitz .... Screenwriter
- Anand Tucker .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- His dark materials: The Golden Compass official movie site
- His dark materials: The Golden Compass film production notes
- His dark materials: The Golden Compass QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 2008: Won: Best Achievement in Visual Effects (Michael L Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Wood); Nominated: Best Achievement in Art Direction (Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock)
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Even though I haven't read the books even I can see that the story has been hacked to bits. It's as if They™ were desperately trying to bring the running time down so as not to bore the kiddies. It's very disappointing.
The bear fight is good, though, it took everyone by surprise.
Government security censorship classification
PG (Mild fantasy violence, some scenes may frighten young children)
113 minutes (1:53 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 26 December 2007