History Trivia / TheGoldenCompass

10th Nov '16 3:53:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Eva Green signed on to play Serafina Pekkala because she has a great interest in witches and the occult, and loved the idea of playing one.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Eva Green signed on to play Serafina Pekkala because she has a great interest in witches and the occult, and loved the idea of playing one. She has played [[{{Series/Camelot}} several]] [[Film/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren more]] [[Series/PennyDreadful since]].


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* DeletedRole: Serafina's daemon Kaisa doesn't appear in the finished film, but [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/hdm/images/0/07/The_Golden_Compass_serafina.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111210105629 photos]] exist of him with Eva Green.


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** The first teaser showed a completely different opening - where a cat would cross from our world and meet Lyra and Pan. Pan would change shape and scare the cat away - to which he would respond "you'd think she'd never seen anyone's daemon before."
** The original filmed ending can be seen in the trailer; there's a clip of Lyra screaming "I'm not yours. I'll never be yours!" as the ice shelf breaks.
31st Aug '16 1:46:49 PM jameygamer
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* CreatorKiller: This was part of a bad spell that led to New Line Cinema losing their independence, becoming a subsidary of Warner Bros. Picture; this also led to '''their''' subsidaries getting crushed in the remolding of the firm. This was also the fate of the studio that made the game tie-in, and Creator/{{Sega}} had to abandon them to Double Helix.

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* CreatorKiller: This was part of a bad spell that led to New Line Cinema losing their independence, becoming a subsidary of Warner Bros. Picture; Pictures; this also led to '''their''' subsidaries getting crushed in the remolding of the firm. This was also the fate of the studio that made the game tie-in, and Creator/{{Sega}} had to abandon them to Double Helix.
26th Apr '16 12:29:12 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Franchise/JamesBond as Lyra's uncle.
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Fifth Master]] as a corrupt priest.
** Sam Elliott - [[TypeCasting as a cowboy]].
** Fra Pavel is [[Series/{{Rev}} Archdeacon Robert]], an equally creepy churchman.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Iorek is [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]].
** Ragnar is [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Blackbeard]].
** In Japanese there are two dubbed versions, one for theaters and another for TV and DVD releases:
*** Lyra Belacqua [[Creator/RieKugimiya is]] [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]], [[LightNovel/ToraDora Taiga Aisaka]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Nena Trinity]] in the TV dub.
*** Mrs. Coulter [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka is]] [[Anime/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] and [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] in the TV dub, this is [[HilariousInHindsight very funny at first sight]] since Lyla's TV VA also voiced [[Anime/QueensBlade Melona]] who is Claudette's enemy and they get their roles inverted this time.
*** Lord Asriel [[Creator/HirokiTochi is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lasse Aion]] and [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kokopelli]] in the theater dub.
*** Billy Costa [[Creator/JunkoTakeuchi is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Uzumaki]] in the TV dub.
*** In the video game version: SteveBlum, WendeeLee, Creator/JimCummings, KathSoucie... Only Dakota Blue Richards and Freddie Highmore reprise their roles. Seriously, check out the Website/IMDb [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149870/fullcredits page]].
** In Spain, Pan is the Spanish {{WesternAnimation/Arthur}} and the Catalan [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Beth]].
** In Latin America, Iorek is [[WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar Skipper]].
22nd Jan '16 4:14:29 PM jameygamer
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** Even Creator/ShinyEntertainment, who made the licensed game, wasn't safe. While their reputation had already gone down after the release of ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix'', the game's poor reception was more or less the final nail in the coffin, and the company merged with The Collective, thus creating Double Helix Games, not too long afterward.

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** Even Creator/ShinyEntertainment, who made the licensed game, wasn't safe. While their reputation had already gone down after the release of ''VideoGame/EnterTheMatrix'', the game's poor reception was more or less the final nail in the coffin, and the company merged with The Collective, thus creating Double Helix Games, not too long afterward.afterward (this was also part of a particularly bad time for publisher Creator/{{Sega}}, who was coming off the disasterous execution of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', which ruined that franchise's 15th anniversary celebration singlehandedly).
22nd Jan '16 4:12:07 PM jameygamer
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* CreatorKiller: This was part of a bad spell that led to New Line Cinema losing their independence, becoming a subsidary of Warner Bros. Pictures.

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* CreatorKiller: This was part of a bad spell that led to New Line Cinema losing their independence, becoming a subsidary of Warner Bros. Pictures.Picture; this also led to '''their''' subsidaries getting crushed in the remolding of the firm. This was also the fate of the studio that made the game tie-in, and Creator/{{Sega}} had to abandon them to Double Helix.
22nd Jan '16 4:08:15 PM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), $372,234,864 (internationally). Due to selling off all international profits to get the film made, New Line could only rely on the domestic proceeds for revenue, firmly making this one of the biggest bombs of 2006.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), $372,234,864 (internationally). Due to selling off all international profits to get the film made, New Line could only rely on the domestic proceeds for revenue, firmly making this one of the biggest bombs of 2006.2007.
22nd Jan '16 4:06:48 PM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), $372,234,864 (internationally).

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), $372,234,864 (internationally). Due to selling off all international profits to get the film made, New Line could only rely on the domestic proceeds for revenue, firmly making this one of the biggest bombs of 2006.



* CreatorKiller: This was part of a bad spell that led to New Line Cinema losing their independence, becoming a subsidary of Warner Bros. Pictures.



* StillbornFranchise: They were willing to make a trilogy. However, criticism from the Catholic church and middling box office return killed those plans.

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* StillbornFranchise: They were willing to make a trilogy. However, criticism from the Catholic church and middling box office return killed those plans.plans and led to the film's ending Cliffhanger becoming perpetual.
29th Nov '15 9:44:23 AM fearlessnikki
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* CastingGag: Lord Azriel is played by Daniel Craig, known as that generation's James Bond. In the London stage adaptation, the role had been played by another former Bond - Timothy Dalton.



* CreatorBacklash: Chris Weitz disowned the final film due to all the ExecutiveMeddling it went through. He especially regretted having to replace Nonso Anonzie's voice as Iorek with Ian [=McKellen=].
* DeletedScene: According to Chris Weitz, a whole ''hour'' of footage was deleted from the film:
** The entire ending sequence, where Lyra and Roger travel to find Lord Azriel and [[spoiler: he kills Roger to open up a portal to a new world]]. This was cut primarily to test audiences mistakenly thinking that [[spoiler: Lyra had died and was going to {{Heaven}} rather than just crossing into a new world]]. Two clips of the ending are in the trailer, and some of the sequence is included in the video game.
** Eva Green claims she had more scenes filmed. She listed her favourite as one where Serafina flies alongside the Gyptian ship, sees Farder Corem and hides so he won't see her.
** The scenes of Lyra staying with Mrs Coulter were longer but got cut down into the montage shown in the film.
** Tom Courtenay claimed his role was "cut to the bone" in editing.



* TheOtherDarrin: Different voice actors were originally chosen for Iorek and Hester, Iorek's even making it into the teaser trailer. They were recast with Creator/IanMcKellen and Kathy Bates.

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherMarty: Different voice actors were originally chosen for Iorek and Hester, Iorek's even making it into the teaser trailer. They were recast with Creator/IanMcKellen and Kathy Bates. Earlier in production Adam Godley was going to voice Pan, but got replaced with Freddie Highmore.
* PromotedFanboy: Both Daniel Craig and Dakota Blue Richards were big fans of the books.
* RealLifeRelative: Dakota Blue Richards's mother makes a cameo in the scene where Lyra and Mrs Coulter are having dinner - where Lyra spits the wine out.
4th Oct '15 8:42:13 PM fearlessnikki
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Eva Green signed on to play Serafina Pekkala because she has a great interest in witches and the occult, and loved the idea of playing one.



* CelebrityVoiceActor: For the daemons. Freddie Highmore as Pan and Kathy Bates as Hester. Additionally Ian [=McKellen=] as Iorek.



* StillbornFranchise: They were willing to make a trilogy. However, criticism from the Catholic church and middling box office return killed those plans.

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* StillbornFranchise: They were willing to make a trilogy. However, criticism from the Catholic church and middling box office return killed those plans.plans.
* TroubledProduction: Mostly in the post production stages. The studio insisted on several recuts of the film, and had several scenes re-shot and reordered around. Weitz's original cut had a whole ''hour'' of extra footage. The ending was abruptly cut and given a more uplifting climax, intending to save it as the beginning of the second movie - which of course never happened.
28th Sep '15 6:06:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Fra Pavel is [[{{Rev}} Archdeacon Robert]], an equally creepy churchman.

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** Fra Pavel is [[{{Rev}} [[Series/{{Rev}} Archdeacon Robert]], an equally creepy churchman.
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