Saturday, December 08, 2007

Writing with and about Philip Pullman

An Interview with Philip Pullman offered a genial view into Pullman's creative process. I admire his discipline as a writer. Three pages a day, no more no less, and only one page in ten survived to print. Of course, he's the Antichrist, this week.

Listening to the criticism from the Christian right, the epigram "Take care when you joust with monster's that you don't become one" is worthy advice. It's pity it wont be taken by those who need it most. Pullman argues that you can't really communicate with those who believe they have all the answers, and especially those who cannot weather criticism or contradiction of their beliefs.

Anton and I are going to see The Golden Compass next week.

4 comments:

sageg said...

I loved the books.

Rami said...

Adam can read and write? Who knew!

adamvs said...

Not really- he hires a talented team of writers to make it all up. (Leno's guys are available cheap, so gives us a call!)

Anonymous said...

I've seen the movie. It was excellent and follows the story in the book. Very, very little deviation from the book. However, its frightening and I don't know whether Anton will be frightened. The movie has no references to religion or the Catholic Church!

Watch it!

 
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