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Brenna and Joe are joined by Heather Cyr to discuss the first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Lights or, to North American audiences, The Golden Compass (1995). We're also chatting the failed 2007 $180 bloated children's film adaptation, as well as 2019's HBO/BBC One co-production, His Dark Materials.
Brenna and Joe have more interest in the complicated politics and religious tension than the text itself, so Heather steps in to round out our appreciation. Along the way we discuss CGI effects, Nicole Kidman vs Ruth Wilson and why the two minute fight scene between bears loses the film points.
In homework: Heather introduces The Girl of Ink and Stars & The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Brenna reluctantly chats about the recent Sarah Desson / Just Mercy Twitter controversy and Joe talks up the announcement that Tamora Pierce’s expansive Tortall Universe series will be adapted for TV (thanks to TeaBooksAndChocolate's tweet!)
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