Lord of the Rings
"I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic."
"A fundamentally religious and Catholic work. … The religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism."
That new film version (opening Dec. 19) won't include Tolkien's wonderful details
Chronicles of Narnia
"Mere Christianity" (Lewis was Anglican)
"I am aiming at a sort of pre-baptism of the child's imagination."
That new volumes commissioned by HarperCollins won't include Lewis's spirituality
"I think there is a God. … What we know about God, I'm not sure."
"I [distill] all the issues that religion represents. … to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people."
That new film (May 2002) will include crypto-Rasta Jar-Jar Binks
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In Christianity Today, Steve Rabey recently wrote on the new wave of Tolkienmania.
The movie adaptation of the first book, Fellowship of the Rings, opens today and has received raving reviews. See Christianity Today'sFilm Forum to see what mainstream and Christian critics are saying.
Earlier this month, Christianity Today's Weblog reported that a Narnia film will be released in 2004.
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