Pullman criticises film version of his book

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Author Philip Pullman has criticised the Hollywood film version of his most famous novel, Northern Lights.

The first part of the His Dark Materials trilogy was made into a film called The Golden Compass in 2007, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

Mr Pullman told the Daily Mail: “They didn’t finish the story. They needed an ending that would work for a single film, but one that would also work if it was the first of a trilogy. They wanted both a cliffhanger and a resolution. You just can’t do that.”

The film reportedly cost $180m, but Pullman was unimpressed. He said: “It was over-designed.”

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12:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

King Joke says...

The film came out a few years ago so this is old news! The intention always was to cover the whole trilogy, but finance dried up following the credit crunch, hardly the studio's fault.
The film came out a few years ago so this is old news! The intention always was to cover the whole trilogy, but finance dried up following the credit crunch, hardly the studio's fault. King Joke
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7:26pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Andy of jericho says...

Pullman left sobbing his way to the bank
Pullman left sobbing his way to the bank Andy of jericho
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