What should the show Intro look like?

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What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Cleander » Jul 01, 2019 2:31 pm

I was wondering recently about what a Narnia TV show would really look like, if Netflix puts Narnia in episode format as discussed. Specifically, what do you imagine for the Introduction and opening credits scene/art?
Should it be a flyover of a map or 3D bird's eye view of Narnia, as in the BBC series, or should it be shots of iconic scenes or objects (like the Lamppost, Peter's sword and/or shield, Cair Paravel , the Stone Table, etc.) or perhaps just simple artwork (maybe even Pauline Baynes' illusrations?)
Thoughts, anyone?
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby coracle » Jul 02, 2019 2:22 pm

I wonder if they will be allowed to use any of the Baynes artwork? I rather think it won't be available to them, as it is part of the copyright material.

Perhaps they can do artwork with a hint of Baynes?
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby fantasia » Jul 02, 2019 6:46 pm

If they have the rights to the books, how would that not include Baynes' artwork?
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Col Klink » Jul 02, 2019 8:18 pm

It would be cool if they could have a different intro for each season. That way they could use illustrations from the books which are specifically being adapted that season. That's probably more elaborate and expensive than they'd like though.

(Plus it sounds like the tv series won't be specifically adapted from the books at all, just the movies. But we can daydream.)
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Skilletdude » Jul 09, 2019 3:28 pm

I would like to have a narrator cast as the voice of C.S. Lewis, maybe his voice superimposed over flyby landscape scenes, to open and close each adaptation. We would not see Lewis, just hear him briefly. I know it's old-fashioned, but to have a little touch of Lewis' comforting and witty dialogue would emphasize Narnia's particular warmth and charm. I think many of us found that aspect lacking in the Walden adaptations.
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Col Klink » Jul 09, 2019 6:57 pm

That's an interesting idea, Skilletdude. What do you think the narrator would say? I can't really think of a quote off the top of my head that would work for every episode. Maybe "people who have no been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time?"
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Jonathan Paravel » Jul 10, 2019 2:13 am

fantasia wrote:If they have the rights to the books, how would that not include Baynes' artwork?


That makes a lot of sense when I think about the credits at the end of Walden's Dawn Treader film. They used Bayne's illustrations there. But I think they were changed a bit to be slightly animated, and the colours were a little different.

However I wonder if the rights to the text of the books might be a different thing than the rights to the illustrations? However if that is the case, it does not preclude Netflix to attain the rights to both.
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Re: What should the show Intro look like?

Postby Cleander » Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am

Skilletdude wrote:I would like to have a narrator cast as the voice of C.S. Lewis, maybe his voice superimposed over flyby landscape scenes, to open and close each adaptation. I know it's old-fashioned, but to have a little touch of Lewis' comforting and witty dialogue would emphasize Narnia's particular warmth and charm. I think many of us found that aspect lacking in the Walden adaptations.

Do you have someone in mind to be the narrator?
I wonder how John Rhys-Davies would sound as the voice of C.S. Lewis; his deep, rich voice sounds like what I always have imagined Jack sounding like.
They might have to really consult with Douglas Gresham on this one.
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