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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:The Best There Is . . . Isn’t Very Nice: Complex Dualities in Wolverine

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON REPUBLIBOT ON 10/20/09

The great question in pop-culture studies is “Why?” Why Star Wars and why baseball? Why The Matrix and why Madonna? Why Sponge Bob and why Big Macs? Why do these things capture our cultural imagination.? The “Why?” of comic books was addressed in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film, Unbreakable. There he sees language as originating in pictures. Says the Samuel Jackson character:

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Inside The Next Narnia Film

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The film adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s third Narnia tale, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, will be in theaters on December 10th. Last June I was lucky enough to get some of the “inside scoop” on the film.
The Setting
I was attending a conference on C. S. Lewis at Taylor University in Indiana. One session I looked forward to was held by Devin Brown, a professor at Asbury University in Kentucky. Brown is an author of several books about Narnia, and Lewis expert/consultant to Michael Flaherty of Walden Media, the producer for the Dawn Treader film.

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