Discovering The Golden Compass

Discovering The Golden Compass A Guide to Philip Pullman's Dark Materials

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This new George Beahm companion book points the way to New Line Cinema's new December, 2007 fantasy film adaptation of Pullman's The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig with $150 million production budget. Like other fantasy franchises, The Golden Compass film enjoys a devoted fan base familiar with the Dark Material's complexities. But many readers and cinemagoers are newcomers to Pullman's world. DISCOVERING THE GOLDEN COMPASS directs them as they explore the streets of another Oxford with Lyra, Roger and the gyptians. In this accessible guide, readers will easily chart their way into a parallel universe where they can see their own daemons, make friends with armoured bears and glimpse unworldly cities through the Northern Lights. Each book segment points the way to different facets of His Dark Materials, its unusual vocabulary (like alethiometer) and to Pullman himself.Fans who want to delve deeper into Pullman's world won't be disappointed when Beahm pushes them on their way with resources for further exploration.The eight-page, full-colour signature includes a photo essay of Oxford, England, original work of artist, Tim Kirk, and early comments from movie actors and studio heads create a reader-friendly, visual experience.

Book information

ISBN: 9781571745064
Imprint: Hampton Roads
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 398g
Height: 224mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 14mm