C.S. Lewis (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is the author of the "Chronicles of Narnia" books. Known as Jack, he teaches at Oxford during the 1950s. An American fan, Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), 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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After Gandhi won Best Picture and Best Director, beating out E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg began using the cast of Ganfhi in his own films, ultimately working with Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Nigel Hawthorne, Martin Sheen, and Daniel Day-Lewis. This year, Attenborough and Spielberg were both borrowing each other's cast members: Ben Kingsley appeared in Schindler's List, and Attenborough himself appeared in Jurassic Park. This films features Jurassic Park cast member Joseph Mazzello, and Debra Winger, who contributed to E.T.'s voice, and appeared in the film's Halloween sequence. See more »
Jack and Joy actually spent their honeymoon in Greece, not that search for the "Golden Valley". Outside of his Army stint in WW1, Jack had never left England before and was unsure about traveling to Greece. He was afraid it wouldn't live up to what he had imagined. After reading Homer and Aristotle (in Greek) he had built up quite a mental image. The trip did not disappoint him. See more »
Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore: only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I've been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal.
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