BBC's His Dark Materials

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Just saw the first episode. Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson were perfect IMO.

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Vader182 wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 2:01 am
i find the over the top anti-organized religious didactic "reddit atheist" vibe of the source material forever lacking and bad, but this is okay. clearly they spent money. it's edited within an inch of its life, there's like 2 scenes that last longer than 40 seconds.

also, about 30 seconds in I asked myself "what the fuck is up with the camera" only to find out Tom Hooper directed the pilot. So of course it looks ridiculous.


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All I'll say is for those unaware of the source material - this is gonna go places (in fact ep 2 is already doing a lot of the bigger stuff earlier than the books are) Also, looks like it's three seasons then basically done (unless they want to also adapt The Book of Dust trilogy).

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antovolk wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 6:18 am
All I'll say is for those unaware of the source material - this is gonna go places (in fact ep 2 is already doing a lot of the bigger stuff earlier than the books are).
I was delighted the multiverse is shown this early.

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antovolk wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 6:18 am
All I'll say is for those unaware of the source material - this is gonna go places (in fact ep 2 is already doing a lot of the bigger stuff earlier than the books are) Also, looks like it's three seasons then basically done (unless they want to also adapt The Book of Dust trilogy).
its interesting people are complaining this is "slavish" to the source when it's making significant diversions like this.

ep 2 was also 'fine'


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That episode was.. idk but Thorne's writing isn't cutting it for me while Ruth elevates the script

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