His Dark Materials

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Cascador, Dec 9, 2007.

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What title do you prefer?

  1. The Nothern Lights

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    65.0%
  2. The Golden Compass

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. I don't care about the title

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. I don't care at all!

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Which title do you prefer
     
  2. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Northern Lights. The original and better and more exotic title damnit
     
  3. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    and gets much better cover art
     
  4. Padmé

    Padmé Mrs Cascador

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    I went for The Northern Lights, I love the books, but out of all the titles, that was the only one I thought was good.
     
  5. Lady Galeth

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    Golden Compass is ok,but i like the Northern Lights better,plus its the original title.
     
  6. ShadowDragon

    ShadowDragon Slave of Duty/Son of Hell

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    The Golden Compass sounds too obvious. Northern Lights is better. (Also I suppose it's not really a compass, exactly)
     
  7. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Well it is a compass. Just points to something other than the north pole lol
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    and also has dials that you have to move to get it to give and answer - and does not rely on magnetics - - aside from that you could call it a compass, but its such a poor comparision
     
  9. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    a compass doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a compass that we would usually associate the word with.

    You can have a moral compass aswell. That doesn't point north, but works in the same manner. Compass is a word used for something that helps point you in the right direction. It's not bound by any physical existence.
     
  10. Padmé

    Padmé Mrs Cascador

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    I agree with Meteorain here. The compass idea is merely to suggest that it directs you to something. And in this case what is it? It directs you to the truth. That's the point of it. But I still prefer the title of The Northern Lights
     
  11. ShadowDragon

    ShadowDragon Slave of Duty/Son of Hell

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    Fair enough.
     
  12. Lady Galeth

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    yeah its probably called a compass cos it gives answers on what to do and stuff.anyway it looks like a compass as well.
     
  13. ephemeral_dreams

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    I like The Golden Compass, (partially because that's what I first read it as) but also because it fits better with the titles of the rest of the trilogy. The Northern Lights is prettier, though...
     
  14. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Yeah look even at Jack Sparrow's compass... Even though it represents a compass you think of, it doesn't point to the north, but to what you most desire...
     
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    I like "The Northern Lights". It sounds better. I'm a huge fan of the books and I think it is bad that they named the movie "The Golden Compass" and not "The Northern Lights".
    Also is sounds better with The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber spyglass than
    The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber spyglass.

    /Saphira
     
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    Northern Lights sounds better