The Golden Compass
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After hearing a shocking secret, orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her existence in the halls of Jordan College for an adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
This Movie Is About.
The Golden Compass is a 2007 fantasy adventure film based on the 1995 book Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Written and directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and Ian McKellen. The project was announced in February 2002, but difficulties over the script and the selection of a director caused significant delays. At US$180 million, it was one of New Line Cinema's most expensive projects ever, and its disappointing results in the US contributed to New Line's February 2008 restructuring.The film depicts the adventures of Lyra Belacqua, an orphan living in a parallel universe where a dogmatic ruling power called the Magisterium opposes free inquiry. Children in that universe are being kidnapped by an unknown group called the Gobblers who are supported by the Magisterium. Lyra joins a tribe of seafarers on a trip to the far North, the land of the armoured polar bears, in search of the missing children.Before its release, the film received criticism from many quarters, chiefly secularist organisations, for the omitting of criticisms of religions: the central theme of His Dark Materials. Some religious organisations also cited for the source material's anti-religious themes. The studio ordered significant changes late in post-production, which Weitz later called a "terrible" experience. Although the film's visual effects (which Weitz has called the film's "most successful element") won both a Oscar and a BAFTA, critical reception of the film was mixed and its revenue was lower than the studio had anticipated.
Toronto, Canada · Switzerland · Canton of Bern, Switzerland · Bern, Switzerland · Budapest, Hungary · Bergen, Norway
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