Episode 67: Susan, Pictures, and 3D

Running time 38:54
Anna Popplewell says she is only in a “teeny tiny fraction” of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a couple new pictures of the crew being captured are up, and a quote from Michael Apted regarding the decision to convert the film to 3D recently surfaced. Rilian and GlumPuddle share their thoughts.

22 Responses

  1. twinimage says:

    Could someone give an explanation to what this "stone knife plot" is? I haven't heard about the stone knife plot before till recently and am confused. Are they also searching for the stone knife in the leaked script?

  2. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Excellent, another podcast. 😀

    LOL @ glumPuddle's voicemail! Poor Rilian. xD

  3. Mark Sommer says:

    Good job, guys. Nice positive podcast.

  4. icarus says:

    Well the "leaked script" wasn't actually complete script, it was just a handful of short scenes from the script which they had used in the casting and audition process. We didn't get a complete overview of the plot, just brief glimpses onto little bits. So we really don't have much idea what the plot elements included in these scenes, such as the inclusion of the Stone Knife on the Lone Islands, were all about – We just know that they were there. I guess all we can really say so far is that the scene in that script which did feature the Stone Knife and the Bell Tower currently matches up about 80-90% in details with what we have seen in that photo and others.

    Anyway, a great podcast as usual guys. Much appreciation for the shout-out 🙂

  5. glumPuddle says:

    I'm positive towards things a like, and negative towards things I dislike. 😉

  6. twinimage says:

    Ok, thanks. I think that helps me a lot. I always feel out of the loop when the "leaked script" is mentioned because I never read it. Still a bit concerning though that they have kept scenes from it, but hopefully in a good way, as mentioned in the podcast, as in just implementing a more neat way to do it in the movie.

    Yes, I agree, good podcast. 🙂

    – Twinimage

  7. King_Cor_the_Great says:

    i wonder what Michael Apted wanted to do if he knew they were going to do it in 3D

  8. glumPuddle says:

    Well, imagine directing a color film, and then finding out after filming that the studio is going to convert it to black and white. You'd be upset. Had you known you the film was going to be b&w, you would have made very different lighting choices.

    I think it just would have affected the way Apted composed the shots.

  9. Narnianerd says:

    Correction: Hey, its not Gump's men, it would be Pugs. Of course I didn't see leaked script. So I could be wrong. Lol.

  10. Narnianerd says:

    Oh and I wouldn't write off the idea that the Peter-susan apperance in the shot where they are walking towards the camera is just made for the trailer, Disney did that on a smaller scale with the dreaded line… "I am Prince Caspian" never made it to film.

    A while back on the old forum we had the scrip writing topic I wrote a script were Ed got his Torch back. Suprisingly this isn't the first time something I had wrote down a script for ended up making a major news story…. Instresting…. Mmm….

    Icarus: Good job on your topic, really good man.

    Oh by the way Simon Peg is now confirmed to be the voice of reep. Not sure if this made it to Narniaweb or not.

    Another thing. Times Daily featured The Dawn Treader in one of their anticipated movies. Here's the quote.

    “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (Dec. 10): Maybe Disney can redeem itself after the disappointing “Price Caspian” entry in the “The Chronicles of Narnia” saga as “Treader” introduces new characters and takes us to the high seas."

    Of course we all know that Fox is doing it now. But oh well, we all can't be as smart as us Narniawebers, I mean with internet and all… lol.

  11. FriendOfNarnia2 says:

    We also have Aslan's line in the LWW trailer. "The fate of rests on your courage". They sure went through a lot of trouble fully animating Aslan for that shot, just to have it cut from the film.

  12. bkey says:

    There's a fundamentally different way you shoot a 3D film versus shooting a film in 2D. You have to set up shots in a specific way when shooting for 3D due to the nature of the medium. When shooting a film in 3D, shots have to be longer, there can't be as many quick cuts, you have to basically shy away from long distance tracking shots, and the list goes on. These sorts of things don't matter so much when shooting for 2D, but make all the difference in 3D.

  13. glumPuddle says:

    It's one thing to pull Ben Barnes aside for a moment to a small set and have him say a quick line in front of a blurry background for the trailer.

    It's another thing to fly two actors down to Australia, dress them up and put together an entire set.

    Those shots are in the movie.

  14. David White says:

    Please tell me Peter and Susan are not in Dawn treader. If they are in the film you guys have just shot yourselfs in the foot as they said both in thi recent caspian film and the book that they were not going back to Narnia. Stone knife explaination: When aslan was killed and came back to life the white witch was defeated and the knife was taken by charators in dawn treader. When caspian and co got to the island where they sat down to eat at a table the star lady explained in the book what happened. tried to keep it simple better explaination in the book.

  15. Reepicheep says:

    I don't like 3D anyway. I think I'll just watch it in 2D.

  16. Kotarki says:

    Well you guys need to do a podcast when there's no real news more often. As soon as you do, something big ALWAYS hits the next day.

  17. Clive Staples Sibelius says:

    You know Rilian and glumPuddle are recording now as we speak! They've got to be. The most recent news is just…disastrous. We need a podcast!!!!

  18. Rilian says:

    Actually GP, Friend of Narnia is right. Those shots aren't necessarily in the film. There's just as much a reason for Ramandu's daughter to say "The fate of Narnia rests on you" as it was for Aslan to say "The fate of Narnia rests on your courage."

    But in all honestly, I think the line is in the film.

  19. pselpevensie says:

    i <3 glumpuddle's voicemail…when rilian was talking about the article he thought was on "the word on the street" i had zoned out for about 5 seconds and all of a sudden i heard "they're following up on the lucy and caspian romance." when i thot that that was what he found i FREAKED. but, i listened to it again and was relieved 😉

  20. SnowingRoses says:

    Susan and Peter are in the film, but only either in as cameos, or, in Susan's case, in the beginning writing a letter to Lucy and Edmund. It's nothing bad, really.

  21. Lady Bess of Wistry says:

    When y'all mentioned the scroll unfurling shot I actually had a deja vu feeling too, but since I had seen the movie so recently, the source was easy to pinpoint. Rilian, you may be remembering a different scene, but I'm fairly certain that Apted filmed an almost identical shot for Amazing Grace, when the petition is shown to Pairliament.

  22. Pattertwigs Pal says:

    I couldn't swear to it, but I think the Witch's knife might be on Aslan's table in a shot from the third trailer: The one with the glowing swords. To the right and up a little from the center of the swords. (It's picture 49 of the trailer caps on NarniaWeb).

    I loved the line about Pride and Prejudice and 3D. It was so funny.