Beyond the Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman

Overview

Take a behind-the-scenes look at a world filled with secret codes and magical symbols in this documentary that searches for the hidden meanings in author Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy novel The Golden Compass. Lyra's world is a parallel universe in which each person is guided by their animal daemon, and where great beauty masks fathomless evil. Follow along as historians, experts, and even the Philip Pullman himself offer a guided tour of this wondrous realm while computer generated animation and rare ...
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Overview

Take a behind-the-scenes look at a world filled with secret codes and magical symbols in this documentary that searches for the hidden meanings in author Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy novel The Golden Compass. Lyra's world is a parallel universe in which each person is guided by their animal daemon, and where great beauty masks fathomless evil. Follow along as historians, experts, and even the Philip Pullman himself offer a guided tour of this wondrous realm while computer generated animation and rare archival footage turn fantasy into reality right before your very eyes. Other materials featured in this program include a special slide show with Jean Pierre Isbouts and a walking interview with Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman author Nicholas Tucker. This documentary is not authorized or endorsed by New Line Cinema, or in any way associated with the film or the His Dark Materials line of books. The author himself authorized his participation in the program.
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Special Features

Exclusive interview with Philip Pullman (in its entirety); Extended interviews with professors and scholars; Slide show with director Jean-Pierre Isbouts; Walk-around interview with Nicholas Tucker (author of Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • UPC: 741952650799
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,305

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Isbouts Director, Screenwriter
Michael Rosenberg Executive Producer
Bill Schwartz Producer
Philip Pullman Source Author
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beyond the Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman
1. Beneath the Compass [1:41]
2. The Players [12:17]
3. The Mysterious World [6:39]
4. The Evil Forces [8:42]
5. Weird Science [9:10]
6. Dust [9:02]
7. Lyra's Oxford [4:58]
8. Animal Universe [7:36]
9. Parallel Universe [7:40]
10. Who Is Lyra? [1:28]
11. Credits [2:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Beyond the Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman
   Feature
   Scenes
   Trailer
   Extras
      An Interview With Philip Pullman
      The Scholars Debate
      Philip Pullman's Oxford
      Director's Comments
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