I was looking around IMDB for some information about the upcoming movie, The Golden Compass, based off of the book by the same name, and found this picture:
I’ve been there. Walked down that very pathway, with Barbara, Will and Fran, and again later when I went with the Marymount students and on my own during my time in Oxford. I figured I’d recognize some locations from Oxford, but I never really figured that I would have been in some of the areas where they did some filming.
I’m really awaiting this movie – aside from the fact that I’ve been in Oxford, it’s one of my personal favorite books, and one of the best fantasy novels out there. On top of that, I’ve met Philip Pullman, the author of the trilogy, while in Oxford, which was one of the most memorable experiences while I was out there. Man, I can’t wait to see this on the big screen. Hopefully, it’ll turn out to be true to the book.