Here's the trailer for The Golden Compass, the movie based on the first book of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.
It looks pretty awesome. Here's hoping that the final product does justice to the book. The trailer makes it look like the movie is not going to suck big rocks off the ground, which would be very nice.
Classical music geek question: identify the piece playing at the very beginning of the trailer, and its composer. First person to correctly respond wins...uhm...a pony. (Offer redeemable when I get my first massive royalties check for publishing something as brilliant as the aforementioned Pullman trilogy.)