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C.S. Lewis is the author of the "Chronicles of Narnia" books. Known as Jack, he teaches at Oxford during the 1950s. An American fan, Joy Gresham, arrives to meet him for tea in Oxford. It is the beginning of a love affair. Tragically, Joy becomes terminally ill and their lives become complicated. Written by
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This movie is, indirectly, descended from the 1985 television version, also called "Shadowlands," with Joss Ackland as C.S. Lewis and Claire Bloom as Joy (Davidman) Gresham. Both were written by William Nicholson, but in between Nicholson adapted the television version into a stage play, and then later re-worked the stage play into this version. The two share some differences - for example, as in her real life, Joy is depicted as having two sons in the original version, whereas she appears to have only one, Douglas, in this one. There are also no scenes of Lewis as a professor in the original, whereas his interaction with one of his students, Peter Whistler, is a fairly prominent subplot in this version. See more »
As C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham climb to the turret of the college in order to admire the Oxford skyline, a 1960s-style towerblock is briefly visible in the distance. See more »
Two different, yet complimentary people meet and discover they have something in common: the conviction that life is a gift. C. S. Lewis, an Englishman, an Oxford don who lives the interior life, is confronted by an American writer-poet who shows him how to become a part of the world in a way that makes the imagery of his works become manifest.
Then, she dies. What does this do to his faith?
The casting is perfect.
"Shadowlands" contains the most powerful deathbed scene ever recorded on film.
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