Chronicles of Narnia

Well, I finally went to see the movie the other day. I had high expectations going into the film, and it didn’t let me down. Well done Rhythm and Hues! Aslan was amazingly done. I think it’s at the top of my all time favorite movies list. Not because of the special effects (I mean Golem was done very well in Lord of the Rings – and just like Aslan, it was tough to tell he was CG), not because of the acting (even though it was quite good), not because of the cinematography (quite well done), but mainly because of the story. More specifically the analogy that C.S. Lewis based the story on. The analogy of Christ’s taking upon himself what we so justly deserve. How appropriate that it was released just before Christmas. On that note I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The life cycle of a movie

Ok, here is an interesting read (under Where The Money Comes From). It’s sort of a ‘follow the life cycle of revenue’ of a film. “The whole purpose of theatrical release is to get as close to break-even as possible…” Ack… break even on the theatrical release? Interesting reading.