It’s Narnia day at Looking Closer. The first of many to come, I’m sure.

Don’t miss GetReligion‘s great blog entry on how a non-story is becoming a big story…

Warning! Children reading classic books!

And by the way… a follow-up note to my previous post about Philip Pullman‘s claim* that The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is devoid of any Christian virtue.

*(How Pullman can say that with a straight face utterly astounds me — I’ve always been a bit frustrated with the overly obvious Christian allegory of Lewis’s story.)

I’m suddenly wondering if it wasn’t a playful retort on the part of the Narnia filmmakers to provide the White Witch with a chariot drawn by polar bears. If you’re familiar with Phillip Pullman’s Christianity-bashing, and what talking-animal character plays a major role in his book The Golden Compass, you’ll see what I mean…


Elsewhere…

DOCUMENTARY CATCHES CHRISTIANS SAVING THE PORN PEOPLE
An interview with the director of Missionary Positions, a documentary about young Christian missionaries fighting porn. (via GreenCine) Caution: Reader and viewer discretion advised. It’s an article about Christians who minister to people in the porn industry, people. It’s gonna be messy.

GETTING RICH DETAILS ON CASH
A talk with director James Mangold about how he made sure that Walk the Line gave us a revealing picture about Johnny and June Carter Cash…

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