Photo above: Deposed bear king lorek Byrnison assert s himself in a still from the screen adaption of Philip Pullman's fantasy novel The Golden Compass. (Copyright 2007, New Line Cinema). Hanna Rosin recounts the backroom wrangling sparked by the book's antireligious content in "How Hollywood Saved God."
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