Friday, February 11, 2011

Oxford on Screen 5: the Golden Compass

Today I've chosen the Golden Compass, the 2007 fantasy film based on the first book of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. It tells the story of a little girl who goes on an epic journey in an attempt to save the life of her best friend who has been abducted by a mysterious organisation. On it's release it was met with quite a poor reception.

The central character, Lyra, played by Dakota Blue Richards, lives in an alternate version of Oxford. Christ Church College was used for the filming of the fictional Jordan College. The shot shows Richards with Nicole Kidman as they enter Christ Church's quadrangle. If you look carefully you might be able to spot a couple of additions.


Winchester Daily Photos said...

I love these series of photos!

Petrea said...

This gives me a reason to rent the movie.