'The Golden Compass' Spurs Controversy

Despite the fantastical scenery, talking armor-wearing polar bears and even a swarm of flying witches, "The Golden Compass" is getting more attention not for its use of fantasy, but instead for something very real: religion. The film, now open nationwide, is based on "His Dark Materials," a trilogy of books by English author Philip Pullman, a self-proclaimed atheist. Since the film was commissioned — and even before shooting began — religious groups were outraged, pegging "The Golden...Full Story
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