Narniafans Interviews Douglas Gresham

NF: When you went to the screening last week, what was your first impression of the movie? Are you please with the overall outcome?

DG: I am very pleased indeed. My first impression was “Wow!”, and remember I had already seen all the “dailies” so I knew what the footage looked like. The movie has come together amazingly and beautifully well. When it ended I thought to myself “What over already?” And then checked my watch to find that it is actually still about 5 minutes longer than we need it to be. It was astonishing how fast it all went by. I can’t wait to see it again.

NF: How do you think Prince Caspian will compare to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

DG: With the Narnian movies its going to be very hard to make that kind of comparison because the stories are all so very different. It’s not like we are making sequels, each movie will be a completely unique stand-alone work. But to try, I would say that starting with a story that is not as good or as powerful as that of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” I think that our team have actually made a better movie out of it than LWW turned out to be.

NF: What is the main message that you think Jack, and you, would like us all to take away from this film?

DG: Prince Caspian is a story about people and indeed the entire world of Narnia, returning to truth and true faith after a millennium of corruption and a long slide away from what is real and important. It is a story about hope, courage and honesty, and it tells us that no matter how far away we drift, there is always a way back. What that way back is, you’ll have to watch the movie to find out. 🙂

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