Item description for C S Lewis: Through The Shadowlands by C. S. Lewis, Narnia & Vision Video...
Overview Author and theologian C.S. Lewis was no stranger to pain. This original heartwarming account of his marriage to Joy Davidman gives you insight into how Lewis moved forward in faith out of the dark shadowlands following his beloved wife's death. Starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands includes both, a 90-minute television version and 73-minute abridged version.
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Publishers Description A film about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C.S. Lewis when his wife died of cancer.
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Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Vision Video
Running Time: 73.00 minutes
Record Label Vision Video
Format Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.48" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher WESSCOTT MARKETING
ISBN 156364813X ISBN13 9781563648137 UPC 727985006994
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis, Narnia & Vision Video
Clive Staples Lewis, born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898, was for more than thirty years Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the time of his death in 1963 was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University. His many books -- of fiction, poetry, theology, literary scholarship, and autobiography -- include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles, and the seven volumes that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about C S Lewis: Through The Shadowlands?
excellent story...horendous music! Nov 10, 2005
this film is a monumentally better depiction of the events and faith of C.S. Lewis and his relationship with Joy. Joss Ackland is excellent as Lewis and the faith that drove and sustained lewis is never undermined by hollywood emotionalism as in the Attenburough film staring Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins is just outright boring and dull witted as Lewis.
This film is far better save the score! if you can make it through your perserverance will reward you.
Stop the Music! Aug 17, 2005
In nearly every way, this television adaptation is more satisfying & certainly better acted than the better known movie of the same name. As C.S. Lewis, Joss Ackland is far more heartbreaking & believable than Hopkins. In the movie, Hopkins does his put-upon somnambulist act that he has used so often before (e.g., "The Remains of the Day"); Ackland, by contrast, presents a wrenching portrait of a man who awakens to the possibility of love just as that love is snatched away from him. And it's hard to imagine a finer performance than Claire Bloom's. She must be the most overlooked actress in the world. She seems incapable of giving a bad performance.
But this television production is marred by the excruciating music throughout. I wonder what author Wm. Nicholson thought of it when he first heard that ghastly music polluting his beautiful screenplay? The dreadful score makes the television production very nearly unwatchable. If only it could be eliminated, I expect I'd give the show five stars. As it is, three is generous.
Faith challenged and justified Jun 20, 2005
Joss Ackland's portrayal of C.S. Lewis during this most trying time will bring tears to any real man. I have to wonder how I would fair at such a trial and pray I never know.
This is a fabulous story for any family to enjoy together. Truly the life we live now is the land of shadows.