The Golden Compass: Sexualizing Children in the World of His Dark Materi
The Golden Compass: Sexualizing Children in the World of His Dark Materials
by Marc T. Newman, Ph.D.
For those who wonder what The Golden Compass foreshadows for the remaining two films in the trilogy, director Chris Weitz has answered that for us. In an interview posted on MTV Movies Blog, Weitz explains: "If I wanted to popularize this series of extraordinary books and open them to a wider reading public than ever before, I was going to have to make some compromises." After admitting that he watered down the more controversial elements of the book to try to gain that wider audience, and a solid financial footing for the next two films, Weitz proclaims: "I will not be involved with any 'watering down' of books two and three, since what I have been working towards the whole time in the first film is to be able to deliver on the second and third films."
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