"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Film following The last movies I've paid close attention to from early on in their development--The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Passion--have obviously done very, very well for themselves. Hopefully, that string will continue with the next movie I plan to gauge carefully--the adaptation of C. S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Here's the latest word: Disney is going to distribute the films, which are being made by Walden Media and directed by Andrew Adamson, who directed Shrek and Shrek 2. The production company isn't anything to write home about, and though Shrek was a quality movie, Adamson is not a terribly experienced director--but then, neither was Peter Jackson. Speaking of Peter Jackson, LWW will also be filmed in New Zealand.
As far as Walden goes, something to watch for will be the success or failure of the star-packed Jackie Chan movie Around the World in Eighty Days, which comes out this summer.