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The Golden Compass (2007) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (99536 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence

Production Company
Depth of Field [us]
Ingenious Film Partners [gb] - (in association with)
New Line Cinema [us] - (presents)
Scholastic Productions [us] - (as Scholastic)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(UK) - 27 November 2007
(Belgium) - 5 December 2007
(Finland) - 5 December 2007
(France) - 5 December 2007
(Israel) - 5 December 2007

Running Time
113

Tagline
"It is the Alethiometer. It tells the truth. As for how to read it, you'll have to learn by yourself." There are worlds beyond our own - the compass will show the way.

Keywords
abduction, adventurer, airship, alarm, alternate-reality, animal, animal-skull, archery, arctic, armor, aviator, barrel, based-on-novel, battle, bear, binoculars, bird, blockbuster, boat, bow-and-arrow, box-office-flop, boy, bridge, brushing-hair, cabin,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses - (aerial shots)
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses
LAB:Capital FX - (digital intermediate)
LAB:DeLuxe
MET:3094 m - (Sweden)
MET:3128 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573, 250D 8563)
OFM:Video - (HD)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:HDCAM SR - (1080p/24) (source format) (aerial shots)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)
PFM:D-Cinema
RAT:2.35 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Abbott, Chris (VII) as [Fellow] <53>
  2. Antoniou, Michael as [Kerim Costa] <23>
  3. Antony-Barber, Paul as [Bolvangar Doctor] <25>
  4. Arnold, Thomas (II) as [Gobbler] <40>
  5. Ballantyne, Martin (I) as (uncredited) [Trollesunt]
  6. Barker, Tom (VII) as (uncredited) [Gyptian Child]
  7. Bett, John as [Thorold] <29>
  8. Carter, Jim (I) as [John Faa] <8>
  9. Cartier, John (III) as [Fellow] <52>
  10. Cleary, Patrick (II) as [Gyptian Chief] <46>
  11. Courtenay, Tom as [Farder Coram] <9>
  12. Cowan, Elliot (I) as [Commanding Officer] <38>
  13. Craig, Daniel (I) as [Lord Asriel] <2>
  14. de Sousa, Joao as [Hunt] <34>
  15. de Souza, Edward as [Second High Councilor] <14>
  16. Elkington, Clive as (uncredited) [Student]
  17. Elliott, Sam (I) as [Lee Scoresby] <11>
  18. Evanson, Charles as [Gyptian Chief] <45>
  19. Forman, David (I) as [Samoyed Kidnapper] <55>
  20. Franklyn-Robbins, John as [Librarian] <30>
  21. Garrick, David (II) as [Gobbler] <41>
  22. Glanfield, Tim as (uncredited) [Magisterial Guard]
  23. Halse, Jody as [Bolvangar Orderly] <27>
  24. Harmsworth, Alfred as [Gyptian Kid] <44>
  25. Highmore, Freddie as (voice) [Pantalaimon] <5>
  26. Hoare, Sam as [Second-in-Command] <39>
  27. Hurst, Bill (I) as [Police Captain] <37>
  28. Jacobi, Derek as [Magisterial Emissary] <19>
  29. Kane, Gary as [Gobbler] <43>
  30. KB, Forbes as (uncredited) [Tartar Guard]
  31. Kendrick, Albert as [Fellow] <51>
  32. Khalil, Tarek (II) as [Gyptian Chief] <47>
  33. Laury, Jonathan as [Younger Fellow] <31>
  34. Lee, Christopher (I) as [First High Councilor] <12>
  35. Loton, Steven as [Tony Costa] <22>
  36. Luther, Tommy as [Jacob Huismans/Daemon Puppeteer] <32>
  37. McBurney, Simon as [Fra Pavel] <16>
  38. McKellen, Ian as (voice) [Iorek Byrnison] <6>
  39. McShane, Ian as (voice) [Ragnar Sturlusson] <10>
  40. Mercury, Alexander as (as Alex Terentyev) [Tartar Officer] <54>
  41. Mottram, Mark as [Jaxer Costa] <24>
  42. Nader, Habib Nasib as [Ragnar] <35>
  43. Nickels, Brian as [Gobbler] <42>
  44. Ohannessian, Madrios as [Gyptian Chief] <48>
  45. Osbourne, Hewson as [Fellow] <50>
  46. Rawlings, James (I) as [Passing Scholar] <33>
  47. Roker, David as (uncredited) [Magesterial Official]
  48. Rowe, Charlie (I) as [Billy Costa] <21>
  49. Shepherd, Jack (I) as [Master] <17>
  50. Snowden, John (I) as (uncredited) [Trollesunt Fishmonger]
  51. Steele, Theo Fraser as [Magisterial Officer] <36>
  52. Taylor, Harry (I) as (uncredited) [Ship's Captain]
  53. Turner, J.P. as (uncredited) [Trollesundian]
  54. Walker, Ben (IX) as [Roger] <4>
  55. Warman, John as (uncredited) [Magisterial Guard]
  56. Watkins, Jason (I) as [Bolvangar Official] <26>
  57. Wilding, Spencer as (uncredited) [Giant Egyptian]
  58. Wilson, Chris (XXIX) as (uncredited) [Magisterial Guard]
  59. Yang, Liang (I) as (uncredited) [Samoyed Kidnapper]
  60. Bates, Kathy (I) as (voice) [Hester] <15>
  61. Green, Eva (I) as [Serafina Pekkala] <7>
  62. Higgins, Clare (I) as [Ma Costa] <20>
  63. Kempthorne, Pamela as (uncredited) [Gyptian]
  64. Kidman, Nicole as [Marisa Coulter] <1>
  65. Morahan, Hattie as [Sister Clara] <28>
  66. Richards, Dakota Blue as [Lyra 'Silvertongue' Belacqua] <3>
  67. Scott Thomas, Kristin as (voice) [Stelmaria] <13>
  68. Soraya, Helen as (uncredited) [Witch]
  69. Szubanski, Magda as [Mrs. Lonsdale] <18>
  70. Wolfe, Sandra as [Gyptian Chief] <49>

Genres

  1. Adventure
  2. Family
  3. Fantasy
  4. Sci-Fi

Full Plot

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust- discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North -was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle... Krista In a parallel world ruled by The Magisterium where people's souls have animal shapes, the orphan Lyra Belaqua is educated in the Jordan College, and her uncle and Professor Lord Asriel is her tutor. Lyra accidentally overhears a conversation about a research of Lord Asriel in the North Artic and the existence of a powerful Dust that unites different worlds. When her best friend Roger is kidnapped by the evil Gobblers, Lyra promises to rescue him. She is invited to go to the North with the influent Mrs. Coulter and the Jordan's Vice-Chancellor secretly gives her a magic golden compass capable of revealing the truth. When Lyra finds that Mrs. Coulter is the leader of the Gobblers, she escapes from her house and the runaway girl begins an amazing adventure in a war to save her friend and other missing children with her allied Gyptians, Witches and the strong Armored Bear Iorek Byrnison. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Lyra Belaqua, living in Oxford's Jordan College, is not but a young girl living among scholars. Her world may seem diverse, from physical embodiments of souls that take the shape of an animal, but similar with people around you to become friends and enemies. She is thrown into a perilous adventure when she overhears a conversation of an extraordinary microscopic particle, Dust. This particle is said to unite different worlds, and is feared by many who want to destroy it forever. As Lyra is flung into the middle of this horrible struggle, she meets wondrous creatures both big and small, and villains who are not what they seem. Gobblers, that kidnap children, will turn out in the most unexpected places. And a magical compass of gold that will answer any question if one is skilled enough to read it. Lyra's adventure continues throughout these three books, and the first is about to be told. Reaz In a parallel Oxford, young Lyra Belacqua begins a dimension-crossing odyssey that builds from a merely atypical children's adventure into a complex (and frequently quite dark) philosophical epic. Tom Aylward-Nally This is the story of Lyra Belaqua, an orphan living in a mighty fantastical parallel universe in which a dogmatic theocracy called the Magisterium threatens to dominate the world. When Lyra's friend is kidnapped, she travels to the far North in an attempt to rescue him and rejoin her uncle. Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,555,244 (Brazil) (10 February 2008) AD: 1,546,819 (Brazil) (3 February 2008) AD: 1,501,201 (Brazil) (27 January 2008) AD: 1,411,153 (Brazil) (20 January 2008) AD: 1,028,353 (Brazil) (13 January 2008) AD: 929,816 (Brazil) (6 January 2008) AD: 583,835 (Brazil) (30 December 2007) AD: 506,672 (Germany) (9 December 2007) AD: 373,937 (Netherlands) (31 December 2008) AD: 282,396 (Netherlands) (31 December 2007) BT: USD 180,000,000 CP: © MMVII Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP, New Line Cinema Productions Inc GR: USD 70,083,519 (USA) (2 March 2008) GR: USD 69,990,336 (USA) (24 February 2008) GR: USD 69,851,227 (USA) (17 February 2008) GR: USD 69,599,302 (USA) (10 February 2008) GR: USD 69,253,101 (USA) (3 February 2008) GR: USD 68,880,202 (USA) (27 January 2008) GR: USD 68,425,138 (USA) (20 January 2008) GR: USD 67,513,776 (USA) (13 January 2008) GR: USD 65,664,496 (USA) (6 January 2008) GR: USD 61,280,000 (USA) (30 December 2007) GR: USD 51,379,000 (USA) (23 December 2007) GR: USD 40,768,661 (USA) (16 December 2007) GR: USD 25,783,232 (USA) (9 December 2007) GR: GBP 25,771,648 (UK) (27 January 2008) GR: GBP 25,342,722 (UK) (20 January 2008) GR: GBP 24,657,698 (UK) (13 January 2008) GR: GBP 23,522,772 (UK) (6 January 2008) GR: GBP 20,416,731 (UK) (30 December 2007) GR: GBP 16,320,136 (UK) (23 December 2007) GR: GBP 12,207,106 (UK) (16 December 2007) GR: GBP 7,243,984 (UK) (9 December 2007) GR: BRL 11,846,126 (Brazil) (10 February 2008) GR: BRL 11,785,524 (Brazil) (3 February 2008) GR: BRL 11,492,990 (Brazil) (27 January 2008) GR: BRL 10,896,380 (Brazil) (20 January 2008) GR: BRL 9,569,018 (Brazil) (13 January 2008) GR: BRL 7,356,723 (Brazil) (6 January 2008) GR: BRL 4,611,293 (Brazil) (30 December 2007) GR: PHP 54,259,459 (Philippines) (23 December 2007) GR: PHP 33,604,479 (Philippines) (16 December 2007) GR: PHP 19,272,807 (Philippines) (9 December 2007) GR: RUR 198,193,264 (Russia) (6 January 2008) GR: RUR 195,921,013 (Russia) (30 December 2007) GR: RUR 188,136,113 (Russia) (23 December 2007) GR: RUR 164,781,412 (Russia) (16 December 2007) GR: RUR 90,156,982 (Russia) (9 December 2007) OW: USD 25,783,232 (USA) (9 December 2007) (3,528 screens) OW: GBP 7,243,984 (UK) (9 December 2007) (507 screens) OW: USD 26,482 (Estonia) (16 December 2007) (3 screens) OW: PHP 19,272,807 (Philippines) (9 December 2007) (83 screens) OW: RUR 90,156,982 (Russia) (9 December 2007) (521 screens) SD: 4 September 2006 - January 2007 WG: USD 62,419 (USA) (2 March 2008) (112 screens) WG: USD 91,936 (USA) (24 February 2008) (152 screens) WG: USD 174,896 (USA) (17 February 2008) (206 screens) WG: USD 250,277 (USA) (10 February 2008) (251 screens) WG: USD 274,985 (USA) (3 February 2008) (288 screens) WG: USD 349,992 (USA) (27 January 2008) (289 screens) WG: USD 607,352 (USA) (20 January 2008) (340 screens) WG: USD 1,121,350 (USA) (13 January 2008) (816 screens) WG: USD 2,873,467 (USA) (6 January 2008) (1,611 screens) WG: USD 7,188,465 (USA) (30 December 2007) (1,935 screens) WG: USD 6,950,000 (USA) (23 December 2007) (2,953 screens) WG: USD 8,825,549 (USA) (16 December 2007) (3,528 screens) WG: USD 25,783,232 (USA) (9 December 2007) (3,528 screens) WG: GBP 300,648 (UK) (27 January 2008) (309 screens) WG: GBP 463,893 (UK) (20 January 2008) (347 screens) WG: GBP 729,717 (UK) (13 January 2008) (399 screens) WG: GBP 1,327,498 (UK) (6 January 2008) (445 screens) WG: GBP 2,192,728 (UK) (30 December 2007) (458 screens) WG: GBP 2,288,331 (UK) (23 December 2007) (479 screens) WG: GBP 3,002,951 (UK) (16 December 2007) (509 screens) WG: GBP 7,243,984 (UK) (9 December 2007) (507 screens) WG: BRL 46,280 (Brazil) (10 February 2008) (77 screens) WG: BRL 60,978 (Brazil) (3 February 2008) (102 screens) WG: BRL 209,167 (Brazil) (27 January 2008) (193 screens) WG: BRL 440,648 (Brazil) (20 January 2008) (305 screens) WG: BRL 1,028,353 (Brazil) (13 January 2008) (332 screens) WG: BRL 1,809,205 (Brazil) (6 January 2008) (353 screens) WG: BRL 1,314,049 (Brazil) (30 December 2007) (366 screens) WG: PHP 14,701,808 (Philippines) (23 December 2007) (65 screens) WG: PHP 8,935,282 (Philippines) (16 December 2007) (69 screens) WG: PHP 19,272,807 (Philippines) (9 December 2007) (83 screens)

Movie Certificate

All (South Korea)
12A (Ireland)
K-11 (Finland)
11 (Sweden)
PG (Canada)(Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario)
PG (UK)
G (Canada)(Quebec)
10 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
10 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
PG (Singapore)
U (Malaysia)
PG-12 (Taiwan)
PG-13 (Philippines)(MTRCB)
13 (Argentina)
12 (Germany)
PG (Australia)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #43880)
10 (Brazil)
PG (New Zealand)
12 (Netherlands)
M/12 (Portugal)

Music Composers

  1. Desplat, Alexandre

Cinematographers

  1. Braham, Henry (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Myers, Ruth (I)

Distributors

Alliance Films [ca] - (2007) (Canada) (theatrical)
Cinestar [ph] - (2007) (Philippines) (theatrical)
Distribution Company [ar] - (2007) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Entertainment Film Distributors [gb] - (2007) (UK) (theatrical)
FS Film Oy [fi] - (2007) (Finland) (theatrical)
Film1 [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Fox-Warner [ch] - (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [ae] - (2007) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
GAGA [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (theatrical)
Karo Premiere [ru] - (2007) (Russia) (theatrical)
Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company [tw] - (2007) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
Lotte Entertainment [kr] - (2007) (Korea) (theatrical)
Medyavizyon [tr] - (2007) (Turkey) (all media)
Metropolitan Filmexport [fr] - (2007) (France) (theatrical)
New Line Cinema [us] - (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
New Line Home Video [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD)
RCV Film Distribution [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
RCV Home Entertainment [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
RCV Home Entertainment [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL4)
Shochiku Company [jp] - (2007) (Japan) (theatrical)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Taewon Entertainment [kr] - (2007) (South Korea) (theatrical)
TriPictures [es] - (2007) (Spain) (all media)
Warner Bros. [de] - (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [sg] - (2007) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)

Misc

  1. Aegerter, Patrick (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  2. Alpince, Sandro (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  3. AmbĂĽhl, Peter (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  4. Amstutz, Monika (technician: swiss mission crew, second unit)
  5. Andrae, Clemens (technician: swiss mission crew, second unit)
  6. Appleby, Helen (assistant: Ms. Forte)
  7. Asquith, Tom (production assistant: second unit) (as Thomas Asquith)
  8. Atkinson, David (XIV) (kitchen assistant)
  9. Azuola, Elena (financial controller)
  10. Baer, Rick (II) (accountant: visual effects) (as Richard Baer)
  11. Bailey, Daren (co-marine coordinator)
  12. Balgoyen, Dan (assistant: Mr. Miano)
  13. Barbour, Cassandra (rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances)
  14. Baron, Louis (II) (production runner: second unit)
  15. Belcastro, Dana (production executive)
  16. Bendell, Emma (production accountant)
  17. Bicknell, Karen (assistant accountant)
  18. Blackmore, Sam (additional floor runner: second unit)
  19. Blyth, David (II) (set production assistant: second unit)
  20. Blyther, Terry (location manager: Greenwich)
  21. Bohren, Aok (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  22. Borciani, Remo (stand-in: Fader Coram)
  23. Boss, Roland (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  24. Bovington, Matthew (assistant accountant)
  25. Brook, Sarah (II) (assistant accountant)
  26. Brown, Hannah (I) (key set production assistant)
  27. Bryans, Jo (unit nurse: second unit)
  28. Bulicic, Nena (location assistant: second unit)
  29. Bunce, Chorley (caterer)
  30. Bunce, Mark (catering manager)
  31. Buttimore, Dominic (main title producer)
  32. Cartwright, Laurie (risk management)
  33. Carty, Roisin (dialect coach: Ms. Green)
  34. Casey, Donna (II) (assistant accountant)
  35. Chalk, Leah (child wellfare)
  36. Chamberlain, Joshua (assistant: New Line Cinema)
  37. Chambers, Rebecca (II) (location scout: London)
  38. Chorley, Dave (I) (catering manager)
  39. Clapp, Nikki (script supervisor)
  40. Constance-Churcher, Arabella (production assistant: second unit)
  41. Cook, Toby (IV) (stand-in: Lee Scoresby)
  42. Cooke, Andrew (I) (location manager: Japan)
  43. Cooke, Andrew (I) (location unit manager)
  44. Cosser, Solveig (dialogue consultant: Icelandic)
  45. Cotting, Franz (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  46. Creed, Ian (marine coordinator)
  47. Cullen, Simon (I) (location unit manager)
  48. Curzon, Nicola (stand-in: Lyra)
  49. d'Arcy, Susan (unit publicist)
  50. Datiles, Joyce (production assistant)
  51. Davidson, Jon (I) (controller: New Line)
  52. Davies, Andrew Gwyn (assistant production coordinator)
  53. Davis, Esther (I) (head tutor)
  54. Davis, Lara (I) (set production assistant: second unit)
  55. Day, Nathan (IV) (stand-in: Roger)
  56. De Pear, Naomi (assistant to director: second unit)
  57. Diot, Glenn (key production office assistant)
  58. Dobos, Veronika (production coordinator)
  59. Dunn, Piers (location scout: Norway)
  60. Edwards, Charles (XII) (clearance coordinator)
  61. Egan, Jeff (safety)
  62. Eide, Roger (helicopter pilot: second unit)
  63. Ekkel, Rus (additional tutor)
  64. Ellner, Erik (business affairs)
  65. Ernst, Michal 'Asch' (assistant location manager: second unit)
  66. Ernst, Samuel (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  67. Fahrni, Beat (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  68. Feuz, Stefan (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  69. Fickling, Thomas (assistant: Ms. Forte)
  70. Flick, Peter (technician: swiss mission crew, second unit)
  71. Frei, Daniel (II) (technician: swiss mission crew, second unit)
  72. Frieze, Sandra (I) (dialect coach: Ms. Kidman)
  73. Fritz, Gaby (stand-in: Serafina) (as Gabi Fritz)
  74. Glatter, Emily (supervising production coordinator)
  75. Glatthard, Hans (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  76. Govorko, Thea (assistant: Mr. Carraro)
  77. Gundersen, Terje (helicopter pilot: second unit)
  78. Haidar, Leo (legal counsel)
  79. Hart, Steve (III) (location manager)
  80. Hazell, Nion (location coordinator: second unit)
  81. Hegedus, Aniko (production accountant)
  82. Hewitt, Ryan (II) (post production assistant) (uncredited)
  83. Hladikova, Veronika (assistant: Mr. Craig)
  84. Hofstatter, Marc (assistant: Mr. Weisz)
  85. Hope, Polly (script supervisor: second unit)
  86. Horwood, Jason (stand-in: Lord Asriel)
  87. Hudson, Kevin (IX) (stand-in: Roger)
  88. Hutton, Charlotte (double: Lyra)
  89. Ivins, Jack (set production assistant: second unit)
  90. James, Ali (I) (assistant location manager)
  91. Jeffries, Nick (I) (armorer: second unit)
  92. Jeffries, Nick (I) (supervising armorer)
  93. Jones, Michael (XXXI) (unit production assistant)
  94. Jossi, Rudolf (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  95. Kandlbauer, Daniel (production secretary: second unit)
  96. Kelly, Esther (animal trainer) (uncredited)
  97. Kesmodel, Steve (II) (credits administrator)
  98. King, Sally (I) (children's licensing administration)
  99. Kirner, Kevin (production intern: second unit)
  100. Koska, Ann (children's licensing administration)
  101. Lander, Diana (unit nurse: second unit)
  102. Large, Keith (production manager: second unit)
  103. Lauchaire, Suzanne (assistant: Ms. Forte)
  104. Lavey, Lucy (stand-in: Serafina) (as Lucy La Vey)
  105. Lee, Jeff (III) (international business department)
  106. Lester, Lily (assistant: Mr. Carraro) (as Lily Goodwin)
  107. Lewisohn, Carly (set production assistant)
  108. Lieman, Algor (set production assistant)
  109. Lindsay, David (IV) (security: Mr. Craig, second unit) (as Dave Lindsay)
  110. Lyn, Hannie (stand-in: Mrs. Coulter)
  111. MacDonald, Donnie (II) (chef)
  112. Mackinnon, Gordon (II) (location manager: second unit)
  113. Mansfield, Rebecca (script supervisor: second unit)
  114. Mansfield, Sharon (script supervisor: 2nd Unit)
  115. Marks, Miranda (production co-coordinator)
  116. Martin, Robyn (II) (production attorney)
  117. Martinez, Mercedes (III) (production associate)
  118. Martino, Ginny (contract administrator)
  119. Matthews, Andrew (I) (executive in charge of film investment)
  120. Maurer, Patrick (II) (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  121. May-Leybourne, Barry (health and safety officer: Eurosafety)
  122. May-Leybourne, Barry (health and safety officer: second unit)
  123. McClintock, Chris (research coordinator)
  124. McCormick-Smith, Donna (animal trainer)
  125. McGettrick, Emma (set production assistant: second unit)
  126. McGrady, James (set production assistant: second unit)
  127. McNicol, Vincent (chef)
  128. Michel, Peter (IV) (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  129. Miller, David (XLIX) (security personnel)
  130. Miller, Elizabeth (XI) (security personnel)
  131. Ming, Roger (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  132. Miningham, Ryan (general assistant)
  133. Mitchell, Damian (armorer)
  134. Moor, Beat (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  135. Moran, Ciaran (accounts trainee)
  136. Morgan, Victoria (I) (production coordinator: second unit)
  137. Morrison, Richard (I) (title designer: main and end titles, Thing)
  138. Mostyn Williams, Anna (set production assistant)
  139. Motjuoadi, Boo (assistant production coordinator) (as Lebo 'Boo' Motjuoadi)
  140. Murray, Maggie (assistant accountant)
  141. Nixon, Simon (I) (assistant location manager: Chatham)
  142. North, Frédéric (helicopter pilot: camera) (as Fred North)
  143. O'Neill, Gemma (I) (assistant: Ms. Kidman)
  144. Oleksy, Rafael (kitchen assistant)
  145. Pavic, Paulina (location assistant: second unit)
  146. Payten, Brydie (craft service)
  147. Penagarikano, Jon (location scout: second unit)
  148. Pere, Peggy (helicopter coordinator)
  149. Pickup, Nigel (craft service)
  150. Piddington, Charlotte (production office assistant)
  151. Pinnington, David (supervising location manager)
  152. Pisano, Tina (accounts trainee)
  153. Prokop, Paul (II) (executive in charge of finance)
  154. Pullinger, Claire (accounting assistant)
  155. Ramseier, Gilbert (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  156. Ravetch, Joshua (II) (production resources)
  157. Rayner, Oliver (production office assistant)
  158. Roberts, Jason (XVII) (location manager: second unit)
  159. Robertson, Lee (I) (assistant location manager: second unit)
  160. Roker, David (assistant: Mr. Weisz)
  161. Rosi, Adrian (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  162. Rozic, Danka (location assistant: second unit)
  163. Rozic, Vedrana (assistant location manager: second unit)
  164. Rulier, Jean-Marc (cyber scanning)
  165. Ryan, Mick (II) (health and safety officer: second unit)
  166. Ryf, Ady (assistant location manager: second unit)
  167. RĂĽfenacht, Eric (technician: swiss mission crew, second unit)
  168. Schletti, Hanspeter (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  169. Seaton, David (I) (assistant location manager)
  170. Seefeldt, Renate (accountant: Switzerland, second unit)
  171. Seefeldt, Renate (production accountant)
  172. Selfridge, Julianna (risk management) (as Juliana Selfridge)
  173. Sevier, Laura (rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances)
  174. Sharpe, Samuel (production secretary)
  175. Siegfried, Bruno (chief flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  176. Smith, Callum Heckstall (floor runner: second unit)
  177. Smith, Mari (tutor)
  178. Spears, Igraine (double: Lyra)
  179. Steiner, Oskar (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  180. Stephens, Joby (I) (additional set runner) (uncredited)
  181. Stonham, Jason (security personnel)
  182. Sweeney, Mary (I) (unit nurse: second unit)
  183. SzabĂł, Richard (security head)
  184. Tarrado Farre, Eduard (location scout: second unit)
  185. Thomann, Rolf (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  186. Thoni, Simon (chief pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  187. Tresch, Juan (assistant swiss mountain guide: second unit)
  188. Udall, Jeannie (unit medic)
  189. Varga, GĂ©za (III) (catering: reshoots (Hungary))
  190. Vaszary, BĂ©la (set doctor: Hungary)
  191. Vela, Nicholas (set production assistant) (as Nick Vela)
  192. Veysey, Oliver (director's researcher)
  193. von Allmen, Christian (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  194. von Atzigen, Theo (pilot: Swiss Bohag, second unit)
  195. Wafler, Hanspeter (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  196. Walker, Martin (VI) (location assistant)
  197. Wares, Dean (title typography)
  198. Waterson, Simon (personal trainer: Mr. Craig)
  199. Webb, Tony (V) (security: Ms. Kidman)
  200. Weber, Bernhard (III) (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  201. Whitehead, Rebecca (II) (production runner: second unit)
  202. Williamson, Chris (IX) (head chef)
  203. Wilson, Zoe (II) (construction coordinator)
  204. Wraight, Michelle (accommodation coordinator)
  205. Yip, Eileen (set production assistant: second unit)
  206. Zealey, David (production secretary: second unit)
  207. Zurbuchen, Andreas (flight assistant: swiss glacier ground crew, second unit)
  208. ZĂĽrcher, Stefan (location manager)

Quotes

[from trailer] Lee Scoresby: Are you gonna join in the turkey shoot? Iorek Byrnison: Yes. I have a contract with the child. [Lyra grins] [from trailer] Lyra Belacqua: [upon receiving the alethiometer] What is this? Master: It's an alethiometer. It tells the truth. You are meant to have it. You keep the alethiometer to yourself, it's of the utmost importance to yourself, to all of us, and perhaps to all creation. [from trailer] Lord Asriel: I propose to discover a world much like our own in a parallel universe. Fra Pavel: That is heresy! Lord Asriel: That is the truth. [from trailer] Fra Pavel: Are you familiar with the Prophecy of the Witches? Marisa Coulter: You think she is that child? She must be found. [from trailer] Serafina Pekkala: War is coming Lyra. [from trailer] Lyra Belacqua: I need to go north! To fight! [from trailer] Iorek Byrnison: I will serve you in your campaign until you have a victory. [from trailer] Marisa Coulter: Come with me, Lyra! Lyra Belacqua: I'm not yours! I'll never be yours! Ragnar Sturlusson: Is that all? [hits Iorek] Is that all? IS THAT AAAALL? [Iorek swings at him and breaks his lower jaw off, then bites him in the throat, killing him] Iorek Byrnison: Yes, that is all. Pantalaimon: The north? [changes from Ferret to Ermine] Pantalaimon: It's cold up there! [having been captured and dragged away] Lord Asriel: Look, we can settle this like gentlemen! Iorek Byrnison: [to Lyra] Do you wish to ride me? Lyra Belacqua: If you value your life, come no further! [first lines] Serafina Pekkala: There are many universes and many Earths parallel to each other. Worlds like yours, where people's souls live inside their bodies, and worlds like mine, where they walk beside us, as animal spirits we call daemons. Stelmaria: Are we going to see the child? Lord Asriel: I should think so. Serafina Pekkala: So many worlds. But connecting them all is Dust. Dust was here before the witches of the air, the Gyptians of the water, and the bears of the ice. In my world, scholars invented an alethiometer - a golden compass - and it showed them all that was hidden. But the ruling power, fearing any truth but their own, destroyed these devices and forbade the very mention of Dust. One compass remains, however, and only one who can read it. [last lines] Lyra Belacqua: We'll set things right. We will. You, and me, and Iorek, and Serafina Pekkala, and Mr. Scoresby. And my father. We'll set it right, Pan. Just let them try to stop us. Farder Coram: It's an alethiometer. It's a truth measure - a golden compass. It enables you to see what others wish to hide... You can ask any sort of question you can imagine. Once you've got your question framed... Lyra Belacqua: Can I try? John Faa: [chuckles] Farder Coram: One thing I do know, Lyra, you mustn't grasp at the answer. Hold the question in your mind, but lightly, like it was something alive. Lyra Belacqua: Are you gettin' scared, Pan? Pantalaimon: Scared? A little. Lyra Belacqua: It's all bigger and scarier than we ever thought. Pantalaimon: Maybe we shouldn't be doing this. Lyra Belacqua: But we've got to though, ain't we - go on I mean. Magisterial Emissary: Scholars still refuse to hand over the last alethiometer and now they've given Asriel all the funds he needs. If he succeeds in proving the existence of these other worlds, it will contradict centuries of teaching. There will always be free thinkers and heretics, unless we deal with the root of the problem. That is why Mrs. Coulter's work is so important. [to The First High Councilor] What progress has she made? First High Councilor: The doctors at Bolvanger are close to perfecting the inoculation against the effects of Dust. Magisterial Emissary: I am relieved to hear that. If we can protect our children from the corrupting influence of Dust before their Daemons settle, then we will nurture a generation at peace with itself; one that will never question our authority again. We owe it to the young, do we not? Serafina Pekkala: There are many universes and many earths, parallel to each other. World's like yours were people's souls live inside their bodies and world's like mine where they walk beside us as animal spirits, we call daemons. So many world's but connecting them all is dust, dust was here before the witches of the air, the gyptians of the water, and the bears of the ice. In my world scholars invented an elithiometer, a golden compass and it showed them all that was hidden. But the ruling power fearing any truth but their own decided to destroy these devises and forbade the very mention of dust. One compass remains however and only one who can read it. Lyra Belacqua: [Fussing at her daemon] Hush, Pan! Lord Asriel: I wouldn't recommend the Tokay, gentlemen, it's corked. Lyra Belacqua: If you value your lives, come no further. Billy Costa: Why? We gobbled him fair and square. Lyra Belacqua: This ain't no game, Billy Costa. Don't you know what this gate is? Billy Costa: It's just the back door to your stupid college. So? Lyra Belacqua: There's a curse on this gate. You gyptians ought to know that. Crossing this gate is worse than touching someone's demon with your bare hands. Billy Costa: Why ain't nothing happen to you, then? Lyra Belacqua: Because we live here. We got safe passage, see? And anyway, my mother's the one who put the curse on this gate in the first place. Billy Costa: What mother? I heard you was an orphink and your uncle only left you here cause' nobody wanted you. Lyra Belacqua: Come here and say that. Lyra Belacqua: [as Mrs. Coulter tries to comfort her] No! Don't you touch! Marisa Coulter: No one is going to hurt you. No one is ever, ever going to hurt you. Lyra Belacqua: They did it to Billy and those other kids. They cut their demons away. Why? Why are they doing that? Marisa Coulter: I know it's difficult to understand, but it's for their own good. It's just a little cut. Now, you listen. A long long time ago,some of our ancestors made a terrible mistake. They disobeyed the authority and that is what made dust came into the world. And ever since then, we've been sick with it. Been sick with dust. But there is a way out. You see, Dust doesn't settle on little children. It's later when your demon begins to settle. The Dust begins to swarm all around us,working its mixture and that is how children begin to have all sorts of nasty thoughts and unhappy feelings, but there is a way to stop it. Lyra Belacqua: Well, if it's so good, then why didn't you do it yourself? Why didn't you let them do it to me? Marisa Coulter: I'm going to tell you something. Something very important, something you don't know. Intercision isn't perfect yet, and you're not just anyone, Lyra. Your mother didn't die in an airship accident as you were told. She wasn't married to your father and even though and even though she loved you very much and she wanted to keep you. It wasn't allowed. So you were taken from her, and it wasn't until things changed... and she was free to do as she wanted... That she went to Jordan College and spoke to the Master. Lyra Belacqua: No! You can't be! [gets out of the bed and walks a few meters away from Mrs. Coulter] Marisa Coulter: Yes, Lyra. You're mine. And you're safe with me. You'll always be safe with me. Lyra Belacqua: Who's my father? [She took a minute to figure out, then she finally guesses who her father is] Lord Asriel? He's my father, isn't he? Marisa Coulter: Yes. Yes. Ragnar Sturlusson: What is this little thing? Lyra Belacqua: Our greetings to you, Great King, or rather my greetings and not his. Ragnar Sturlusson: Not whose? Lyra Belacqua: Iorek Byrnison's, your majesty. Ragnar Sturlusson: What have you to do with lorek Byrnison? Lyra Belacqua: I'm Iorek Byrnison's daemon. Ragnar Sturlusson: How has the exiled, the unworthy Iorek Byrnison obtained a daemon? Lyra Belacqua: Iorek Byrnison was the first bear to receive a daemon, but it should have been you. They gave me to him at Bolvangar. Mrs. Coulter did. Ragnar Sturlusson: How can you be so far from him? Lyra Belacqua: I'm like a witch's daemon, Great King. I can go as far from him as I please. Ragnar Sturlusson: Well, if you are his daemon, then I will kill you right now and be free of an enemy! Lyra Belacqua: If you do that, I can never be your daemon. Ragnar Sturlusson: My demon? Lyra Belacqua: That's why I come here, see. Cause' I want to be your daemon, not his. He's just an exile, nothing. But you? You're powerful, and clever,and rich, and better in every way. He's on his way here now to fight you. Ragnar Sturlusson: What? He's mad. We shall destroy him! Lyra Belacqua: No. If you defeat him, I will become your daemon. But you must defeat him in single combat. And all his strength will flow into yours. And my mind will flow into your mind. You and me together. Have him killed any other way, I'll just go out like a light and you'll never have a demon. Ragnar Sturlusson: Prove it. Prove to me that you are a demon. Lyra Belacqua: Ask me something only you know. Ragnar Sturlusson: How did I become king? Lyra Belacqua: If you value your lives, come no further. Billy Costa: Why? We gobbled him fair and square. Lyra Belacqua: This ain't no game, Billy Costa. Don't you know what this gate is? Billy Costa: It's just the back door to your stupid college. So? Lyra Belacqua: There's a curse on this gate. You gyptains ought to know that. Crossing this gate is worse than touching someone's daemon with your bare hands. Billy Costa: Why ain't nothing happen to you, then? Lyra Belacqua: Because we live here. We got safe passage, see? And anyway, my mother's the one who put the curse on this gate in the first place. Billy Costa: What mother? I heard you was an orphink and your uncle only left you here cause' nobody wanted you. Lyra Belacqua: Come here and say that. Lyra Belacqua: [as Mrs. Coulter tries to comfort her] No! Don't you touch! Marisa Coulter: No one is going to hurt you. No one is ever, ever going to hurt you. Lyra Belacqua: They did it to Billy and those other kids. They cut their daemons away. Why? Why are they doing that? Marisa Coulter: I know it's difficult to understand, but it's for their own good. It's just a little cut. Now, you listen. A long long time ago, some of our ancestors made a terrible mistake. They disobeyed the authority and that is what made dust came into the world. And ever since then, we've been sick with it. Been sick with dust. But there is a way out. You see, Dust doesn't settle on little children. It's later when your daemon begins to settle. The Dust begins to swarm all around us, working its mixture and that is how children begin to have all sorts of nasty thoughts and unhappy feelings, but there is a way to stop it. A little cut and gone forever. Lyra Belacqua: Well, if it's so good, then why didn't you do it yourself? Why didn't you let them do it to me? Marisa Coulter: I'm going to tell you something, Lyra. Something very important, something you don't know. Intercision isn't perfect yet, and you're not just anyone, Lyra. Your mother didn't die in an airship accident as you were told. She wasn't married to your father and even though and even though she loved you very much and she wanted to keep you. It wasn't allowed. So you were taken from her, and it wasn't until things changed... and she was free to do as she wanted... That she went to Jordan College and spoke to the Master. Lyra Belacqua: No! You can't be! [gets out of the bed and walks a few meters away from Mrs. Coulter] Marisa Coulter: Yes, Lyra. You're mine. And you're safe with me. You'll always be safe with me. Lyra Belacqua: Who's my father? [She took a minute to figure out, then she finally guesses who her father is] Lord Asriel? He's my father, isn't he? Marisa Coulter: Yes. Yes. Lyra Belacqua: Our greetings to you, Great King, or rather my greetings and not his. Ragnar Sturlusson: Not whose? Lyra Belacqua: Iorek Byrnison's, your majesty. Ragnar Sturlusson: [growls] What have you to do with Iorek Byrnison? Lyra Belacqua: I'm Iorek Byrnison's daemon. Ragnar Sturlusson: How has the exiled, the unworthy Iorek Byrnison obtained a daemon? Lyra Belacqua: Iorek Byrnison was the first bear to receive a daemon, but it should have been you. They gave me to him at Bolvangar. Mrs. Coulter did. Ragnar Sturlusson: How can you be so far from him? Lyra Belacqua: I'm like a witch's daemon, Great King. I can go as far from him as I please. Ragnar Sturlusson: [growls] Well, if you are his daemon, then I will kill you right now and be free of an enemy! Lyra Belacqua: If you do that, I can never be your demon. Ragnar Sturlusson: My demon? Lyra Belacqua: That's why I come here, see. Cause' I want to be your daemon, not his. He's just an exile, nothing. But you? You're powerful, and clever, and rich, and better in every way. He's on his way here now to fight you. Ragnar Sturlusson: What? He's mad. We shall destroy him! Lyra Belacqua: No. If you defeat him, I will become your daemon. But you must defeat him in single combat. And all his strength will flow into yours. And my mind will flow into your mind. You and me together. Have him killed any other way, I'll just go out like a light and you'll never have a daemon. Ragnar Sturlusson: Prove it. Prove to me that you are a daemon. Lyra Belacqua: Ask me something only you know. Ragnar Sturlusson: How did I become king? [Then, Lyra takes out the golden compass after she sits down] What is that? Lyra Belacqua: It's a daemon mirror, Great King. We daemons use it to see the truth in our own eyes. Marisa Coulter: going to tell you something. Something very important, something you don't know. Intercision isn't perfect yet, and you're not just anyone, Lyra. Your mother didn't die in an airship accident as you were told. She wasn't married to your father and even though she loved you very much and she wanted to keep you. It wasn't allowed. So you were taken from her, and it wasn't until things changed... and she was free to do as she wanted... That she went to Jordan College and spoke to the Master.

Other Titles

  1. Der goldene Kompass (2007) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  2. La bussola d'oro (2007) (ENG)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. BCE Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
  3. Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  4. Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  5. Budapest, Hungary
  6. Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, England, UK - (Trollesund)
  7. Christ Church College, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  8. Christ Church Meadow, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  9. Cross Keys Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, UK
  10. Crowley's Wharf, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  11. Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  12. Grindelwald, Kanton Bern, Switzerland - (action sequences)
  13. Hedsor House & Park, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (interiors)
  14. Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, UK - (82ASK)
  15. Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London, England, UK - (restaurant/beauty parlor)
  16. Piccadilly, London, England, UK
  17. Pitt-Rivers Museum, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  18. Radcliffe Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  19. Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  20. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  21. Svalbard, Norway
  22. The Queen's College, High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  23. Worcester College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Trivia

- 'Philip Pullman' (qv), the author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, had originally wanted 'Jason Isaacs' (qv) to play Lord Asriel, 'Nicole Kidman' (qv) to play Mrs. Coulter and 'Samuel L. Jackson' (qv) to play Lee Scoresby. But as the author has no role in casting, in the event only Kidman made it into the film.

- The name "Serafina Pekkala" originated when 'Philip Pullman' (qv) browsed through a Finnish telephone directory.

- Director 'Chris Weitz' (qv) has himself adapted 'Philip Pullman' (qv)'s work, citing the film and its sequels to be influenced by _Barry Lyndon (1975)_ (qv) and _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). He also mentioned that the film would make no direct mention of religion or God, two of the key themes of the books - a decision attacked by fans of the trilogy. According to Weitz, New Line Cinema feared that "perceived anti-religiosity" would make the film financially unviable in the USA. However, Weitz reassured fans by saying that religion would appear in euphemistic terms.

- Some scenes were shot in Norway, in places such as Bergen and Svalbard, but none of the actors were allowed to perform there, as the producers couldn't find an insurance company that would

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