Dialogs from the film: (many
Blue quotes are particularly important.
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1. [As German planes bomb
their home in London, during World War 2.]
Mrs. Pevensie: Edmund!
Get away from there! Peter! [to Edmund] What do you think you're doing?
Peter! Quickly, to the shelter! Now!
[Edmund disobeys, and
runs back into the house to get a photo of their father; Peter has to go
rescue him, and the window explodes while they are in the house.]
[criticizing his brother]: Why can't you think about anyone but yourself?
You're so selfish! You could have got us killed! Why can’t you just do as
children take a train to live in the countryside; this really happened, to
get the children out of London during the bombing.]
Susan [waiting at a train station]:
The professor knew we were coming.
Edmund: Perhaps we've been
[Someone arrives in a horse-drawn
Peter: Mrs. MacReady?
Mrs. MacReady: I'm afraid so.
3. [The next day, they are playing
inside, because it is raining outside.]
Susan: Gastrovascular... Come on,
Peter: Is it Latin?
Edmund: Is it Latin for "worst game
[Susan shuts her dictionary]
Lucy: We could play hide and seek?
But, we're already having so much fun.
4. [While they
are playing, Lucy hides in the
wardrobe, and enters Narnia for the first time. There, she
meets Mr. Tumnus, who tells Lucy that he is a
Mr. Tumnus: And what about you? You
must be some kind of beardless dwarf?
Lucy: I'm not a dwarf! I'm a girl.
And actually, I'm tallest in my class.
Mr. Tumnus: You mean to say that
you're a daughter of Eve?
Lucy: [confused] Well, my mum's
name is Helen...
Mr. Tumnus: Y-Yes, but, you are in
Lucy: Yes, of course.
Mr. Tumnus: What are you doing
Lucy: Well, I was hiding in the
wardrobe in the spare room, and…
Mr. Tumnus: Spare Oom? Is that in
Narnia? What’s that?
Mr. Tumnus: Well, dear
girl, you’re in it. Everything from the lamppost, all the way to Castle
Cair Paravel on the Eastern Ocean, every stick and stone you see, every
icicle is Narnia.
Lucy: This is an awfully
Mr. Tumnus: War Drobe? I’m sorry,
please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tumnus.
Lucy: [holds out her hand] Pleased
to meet you Mr. Tumnus, I'm Lucy Pevensie. [Mr. Tumnus looks at her hand
curiously.] Oh, you shake it.
Mr. Tumnus: Why?
Lucy: I... I don't know. People do
it when they meet each other.
Mr. Tumnus: Well… How would it be
if you came and had tea with me?
5. Mr. Tumnus: [sees Lucy looking at
picture] Now, that... that is my father.
Lucy: He has a nice face. He looks
a lot like you!
Mr. Tumnus: No. No, I'm not very
much like him at all, really.
Lucy: My father's fighting in the
Mr. Tumnus: My father went away to
war too. But that was a long, long time ago, before this dreadful winter.
Lucy: Winter’s not all bad. There’s
ice skating, snowball fights… and Christmas!
Mr. Tumnus: Not here. No, we
haven’t had a Christmas in a hundred years.
Lucy: What? No presents for a
Mr. Tumnus: Always winter, never
6. Mr. Tumnus: Now, are you familiar
with any Narnian
Lucy: Sorry, no.
Mr. Tumnus: Well that's good,
because this probably won't sound anything like one.
7. Lucy [after being asleep
in Mr. Tumnus’ house for a while]: Oh, I should go.
Mr. Tumnus: It's too
late for that, now. I'm such a terrible faun.
Lucy: Oh, no. You're the
nicest faun I've ever met.
Mr. Tumnus: Then I'm
afraid you've had a very poor sampling.
Lucy: You can't have
done anything that bad.
Mr. Tumnus: It's not
something I have done, Lucy Pevensie. It's something I am doing.
Lucy: [curiously] What
are you doing?
Mr. Tumnus: [whispers
and in tears] I'm kidnapping you. It was the White Witch. She's the one
who makes it always winter, always cold. She gave orders. If any of us
ever find a human wondering in the woods, we-we're supposed to turn it
over to her!
Lucy: But, Mr. Tumnus,
you wouldn't. I thought you were my friend.
8. Lucy [after being in Narnia for
hours]: It's all right! I'm back! I'm all right!
Edmund [trying to play Hide and
Seek]: Shut up! He's coming!
Peter [seeing Lucy and Edmund
standing there]: You know, I'm not sure you two have quite got the idea of
Lucy: Weren't you wondering where I
Edmund: That's the point. That was
why he was seeking you!
Susan: Does this mean I win?
Peter: I don't think Lucy wants to
Lucy: I’ve been gone for hours.
[She explains, and they examine the
wardrobe—finding nothing unusual; then they accuse her of imagining
Lucy: I wouldn't lie about this!
Well, I believe you.
Lucy: You do?
Edmund: Yeah, of course. Didn't I
tell you about the football field in the bathroom cupboard?
Peter [as Lucy starts to cry]: Will
you just stop. You just have to make everything worse, don’t you?
Edmund: It was just a joke.
Peter: When are you
gonna learn to grow up?
Edmund: Shut up! You think you're
dad, but you're NOT!
Susan [sarcastically]: Well, that
was nicely handled.
9. [Later, Edmund follows
Lucy into the wardrobe, where he—alone—meets the White Witch. She
convinces him that she is the Queen of Narnia, and pretends to be nice to
Edmund to win his confidence. She even says that he could become Narnia’s
Jadis The White Witch: I
can make anything you like.
Edmund: Can you make me
White Witch: Anything
you want…to eat.
Edmund: Turkish Delight?
[this is an expensive, imported candy]
White Witch [telling
Edmund to bring his brother and sisters to meet her]: Beyond these woods,
you see those two hills? My house is right between them…. Until then, dear
one, I’m gonna miss you.
10. [After coming back, Edmund lies,
saying that there was no such thing as Narnia. Lucy runs down the hall,
crying, and runs into the professor, which makes Mrs. MacReady angry.]
Professor Kirke: You seem to have
upset the delicate internal balance of my housekeeper.
Peter: We're very sorry, sir, it
won't happen again.
Susan: It's our sister, sir. Lucy.
Professor Kirke: The weeping girl?
Susan: Yes, sir. She's upset.
Professor Kirke: Hence the weeping.
Peter: It’s nothing. We can handle
Professor Kirke: I can see that.
[talking about Lucy]: It’s our sister. She thinks she's found a magical
land... In the upstairs wardrobe.
Professor Kirke: [eyes
widening with interest] What did you say?
Peter: Um, the wardrobe.
Upstairs. Lucy thinks she's found a forest inside.
Susan: She won't stop
going on about it.
Professor Kirke: What
was it like?
Susan: Like talking to a
Professor Kirke: No, no,
no. Not her, the forest?
Susan: [stares] You're
not saying you believe her?
Professor Kirke: You
Susan: But, of course
not. I mean,
logically it's impossible.
Professor Kirke: What do
they teach in schools these days?
Peter: Edmund said they
were only pretending.
Professor Kirke: And
he’s usually the more truthful one, is he?
Peter: No. This would be
the first time.
Professor Kirke: Well,
if she’s not mad [i.e., crazy] and she’s not lying, then “logically” we must assume
she’s telling the truth.
Peter: You’re saying
that we should just believe her?
Professor Kirke: She’s
your sister isn’t she? You’re a family. You might just try acting like
11. [After breaking a window by
accident, the children are running from “The MacReady” and decide to hide
in the wardrobe. Then they all end up in Narnia together.]
Peter: I don't suppose saying
"we're sorry" would quite cover it?
Lucy: No, it wouldn't. [Then she
hits him with a snowball] But that might!
[Peter makes Edmund apologize for
lying about not having been in Narnia]
Lucy: [sarcastically quoting
Edmund] That's all right. Some little children just don't know when to
12. [They find that Mr. Tumnus has been
arrested for “treason”
with humans.” Peter: Maybe we could call to the police.
Susan [waving the document that
tells about these “crimes”]: These ARE the police!
[They argue about whether they
should help the faun; Edmund doesn’t think so, calling him “a criminal.”
Susan: Did that bird just "pssst"
[They go outside, and see something
moving nearby. When it finally comes out…]
Lucy: It… It’s a beaver.
Peter [not knowing that Narnia’s
animals can talk]: Here, boy, tsk, tsk, tsk. [Peter holds out a hand.]
Mr. Beaver: I ain't going to smell
it if that's what you want. [they laugh] Lucy Pevensie?
Lucy: Hey, that’s the hankie I gave
to Mr. Tumnus.
Mr. Beaver: He got it to me just
before they took him…
[He tells them to follow him to a
safer place to talk; they argue about whether they should trust him.]
Peter: He said he knows the
Susan: He's a beaver, he shouldn't
be saying anything!
13. Mr. Beaver: There's a
right bit more than hope. Aslan... is on the move.
Edmund: Who's Aslan?
Mr. Beaver: …Well, he’s
only the King of the whole wood. The top geezer. The real King of Narnia.
[He explains that Aslan’s return and their arrival are part of a
“prophecy.”] “When Adam's Flesh and Adam's bone sits at Cair Paravel in
throne, the evil time will be over and done.”
Susan: You know that
doesn't really rhyme.
Mr. Beaver: You’re kinda
missing the point! [The beavers say the children are here to defeat the
witch and restore peace to Narnia.]
Peter: I think you've
made a mistake. We're not heroes!
Susan: We're from Finchley! [upset,
and trying to depart] Thank you for your hospitality, but we really
have to go.
Mr. Beaver: Oh, you can't just
Lucy: He's right. We have to help
[Still trying to leave, they
discover that Edmund has left them]
Peter: I'm gonna kill him.
Mr. Beaver: You may not have to.
Has Edmund ever been to Narnia before?
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