Golden Compass Movie

Tired of sorting and rating photos on my new computer and unwilling to walk in the cold rain, I went to the movies with Leslie today. We had a hard time deciding between Sweeney Todd and The Golden Compass, but finally settled on The Golden Compass, largely because of an interview we heard with the author on the Charlie Rose show this week.

I ended up liking it even more than I originally thought I would, though I’m not sure that my perception wasn’t colored by the Rose interview. However, I’ve always been fond of coming-of-age stories, not to mention myths and legends. There’s something particularly fascinating in that moment when children lose their innocence and have to confront reality.

It certainly doesn’t hurt when the special effects, i.e. graphics, are excellent. And I suppose the director can be forgiven if a battle scene seems to go on much too long if the graphics are good enough.

The concept of having a daemon was intriguing enough that I even went to the movie’s website to explore the concept, and, while I was there, decided to see what my daemon would be. I was a little surprised at the answer:

11 thoughts on “Golden Compass Movie

  1. Hiya Loren,

    Fun! I found out who I am, according the the Golden Compass, but I can’t figure out how to make the picture and description show up on my site. It’s just a bunch of code. Bummer. We’re kind of similar, though. We have a few descriptors in common.

  2. Yes, all I pasted in is the code, tarakuanyin.

    Once you actually paste it into your blog it provides a link back to their page, and it appears on your page.

    Actually, when I first took the test a long time ago I didn’t come out as a tiger but another big cat.

  3. According to the Golden Compass website, my daemon is a tiger, too. Now that you have said that you liked the film, I’m curious about it.

    My cat Oboe, some semblance of a tiger, is curled up in a sunny spot on the carpet on this unusually clear, cold, and bright day.

    Happy Martin Luther King Day to you and Leslie!

  4. The movie is certainly in the Harry Potter tradition.

    While I’m unsure what the exact theme of the film is, it focuses on society’s attempt to make individual’s conform at the expense of intellectual and artistic freedom.

  5. I pasted in the code, but it just showed up as code on the site when I published it. I can’t figure out why. I was a fox, though, not a tiger. It said, “Fox Alcheon: Modest, solitary, spontaneous, inquisitive, humble.”

  6. i am a tiger too
    it was a fox but my friends
    went onto my profile to
    answer the q’s about me
    so then it was a dog
    and then a tiger

  7. Not that it matters, but I thought I’d pitch mine in, too. First, an Ocelot — second try a fox. Thanks for the delightful diversion that provided.

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