The Golden Compass (2007)

Chris Weitz was the first, and the third, director for the film. You could say it was a troubled production. The novel was controversial enough, and both fans and religious groups gnashed their teeth at how it was being adapted. Add to that the technical issues involved in realising the fantasy world, the studio expectations…

Northern Lights (1995) by Philip Pullman

It is difficult to talk about this first novel of Philip Pullman’s HIS DARK MATERIALS series without the context of the future entries in the series. This is largely by design, as the series is designed to flower into something stranger and loftier than the initial scope and style suggested by the first novel. NORTHERN…