UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY PRESENTS A SYDNEY IDEAS LECTURE JOHN MICKLETHWAIT
Thu 19 June 2008 John Micklethwait is the current editor of the Economist — a newspaper to which I subscribe. He tried to get us thinking using "provocative paranoia". Sadly, I didn't take notes, so I'll have to dredge my memory for a possible later post. Cinema 04 Prince Caspian (M) Wed 18/06/2008 Like the Micklethwait lecture, this doesn't have any heroes. Unlike the lecture, it lacks decent villains too. At one point, the chief bad guy swirls his cape menacinglyas he steals the throne from Caspian. I spent the whole film thinking about [Philip Pullman's opinions on Susan](http://www.crlamppost.org/darkside.htm) and how Edmund seemed along for the ride (except for one awesome moment near the Stone Table). Just read the book: it's cheaper, more enjoyable and won't take much longer than watching the film.