Friday, November 11, 2005

It is a sheer co-incidence that I began to read him Lion, Witch & Wardrobe recently as I had no idea (due to the fact that I live in a social vacuum) that they were making it into a film nor that THIS site existed.



I really do need to get out more don't I?

11 Comments:

At 7:21 pm, Blogger merry said...

Grin.

You'll be ignoring the heavy handed Christian imagery then?

 
At 8:40 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

Well, the only way I knew was the advertsing on squash bottles!

 
At 8:35 am, Blogger Qalballah said...

well i read it as a kid and the so-called christian imagery passed way over my head. still doesn't make much sense :S

 
At 10:28 am, Blogger milkmumma said...

just been thinking about the whole narnia thing myself, after i bought the set at that booksale store. i know the imagery exists, but i don't actually think it's a problem. he is a fabulous writer with a *spiritual* slant especially. christianity is very much present in the world and a lot of our lives!, as are other themes like wars, racism , etc...
reading is a way of processing things in a safe environment.

thank you hannah for the borrowing of your book. can you see it has consolidated a lot for me.lol!!!!!!


i do *not* rate disney though. if you want to avoid really negative and twisted stuff presented in a socially acceptable way, avoid disney!

love

 
At 3:01 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

I studied Media Studies and I can't ever view an advert (thankfully) without seeing all the 'techniques' used by the marketing agents.

In the same way if you show your children what is being done to them by the writing style or the insinutations used rather than let it subconciously pass over them then they will hopefully see it for what it is now and in future books they read.

 
At 4:21 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

I agree with Khadijah. Disney are just awful - very devious. But if they stay true to the text and it is given a "U" I may take him to see it. ... maybe... maybe not. I think we have to give our children the tools to understand what is presented to them and evaluate it correctly but children aren't old enough to do this until they are about 13 or 14 if we want them to do it well. I wouldn't let my kids watch anything and hope for the best in very much the same way as I wouldn't want them to hunt tigers before learning to shoot. Until they can spot a phony from a hundred yards Disney isn't getting its foot in here either...


Except Nemo *blushes* but Nemo is exceptionally good.

 
At 7:32 pm, Blogger merry said...

FWIW i agree. LWW is a great story, so is the The Magician's Nephew". The 3rd one has some fairly hefty white christian v arabic "baddy" culture in it and although i am reading it to the girls atm, i am a little uncomfortable with it.

I think the 4th is great, so is the 5th but they do sail to the end of thte earth to find the place "where the water runs sweet" (Heaven by implication) - the 6th is weird and spooky and the last deals with the end of Narnia and Judgement day. It has some serious christian/arab/indian stuff going on in it, including the calling up of a wrathful image of a false god.

Which i'll be leaving for later :)

 
At 8:03 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

hmmm, I think 13-14 is too old to start pointing these things out to them TBH.

Children pick up on so much more than we think. I caught Isabella playing shoe shops and she was talking in that sickly sweet patronising tone that the sales assistants we have encountered talked to her in. She told me she was talking that way to get the girl to take the shoes she wanted her to take.

I am always having to explain so-called 'hidden' agendas in things she sees and wants an explaination for.

 
At 8:08 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Well I don't want to knock his belief in all things good at this tender age :P I think to be able to think well takes longer if we want them to be thoroughly accurate and precise. I still wouldn't trust Disney even if I'd warned him beforehand - cue the intro music and he's bought lock, stock and barrel....

 
At 8:30 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

Oh no, sorry...I wasn't defending Disney in all that at all. I was refering to explaining Narnia as you go along. Especially The Horse and his Boy.

Some of Disney's stuff is so obviously teaching undermining authority I'm amazed with the brazen-ness of it all! e.g. The little mermaid, Aladdin, (both daughter/father relationships) I'm sure you could go on and on.

Can't see much harm in Nemo ;-p

Hamza does some great light shedding on them...like that the company that owns Disney also own a porn lable. Nothing like good wholesome family entertainment.

And I was reading that the split second advertising that they used to put into films (too quick to conciously see it but enough to enter your subconcious) and was banned is now happening again. Too scary head messing stuff.

 
At 10:35 am, Blogger Qalballah said...

Hm... Then that seals my son's cinema-going future then: NO WAY

 

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