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Pullman criticises film version of his book
Updated 10:51am Monday 17th March 2014 in News
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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