C. S. Lewis' Opinion on Narnia Movies
Brendan Loy has an interesting post about the revelation that C. S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, never wanted live action movies based on his stories. The author wrote on the subject in a letter to a producer for the BBC concerning a serialized radio version of The Magician's Nephew. I think that Loy makes a good point in his argument that when Lewis was alive, the technology certainly didn't exist to effectively capture the fantastic world, but as we have seen with film versions of The Lord of the Rings, things have changed dramatically. I do agree though in principle with Lewis' statement that anthropomorphic animals can certainly turn into buffoonery. Just because the technology exists doesn't mean the budget will be there. I am hoping that the upcoming film version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will not fall prey to poor CG animation. If the trailers I have seen are any indication, I think that even C. S. Lewis would be proud.