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We live in the Shadowlands

Advantages: Briliant Acting, Beautiful settings, Compelling Storyline
Disadvantages: Very sad

How can it be that some of the greatest stories of the 20th century were written by academics? In Oxford in the 1950s two great series of books were born and brought before an unsuspecting public. There was Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' with its (in my vi ...

Nolly 26.01.2004 · Read full review
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A beautiful film

Advantages: Hopkins at his best
Disadvantages: Americanised

On the face of it, this film could easily have been a total disaster: a semi-biographical film of the writer C S Lewis is perhaps not going to draw huge crowds. It is actually an incredibly moving and sensitive treatment of a whole range of issues, as the ...

rwsweet 13.09.2000 · Read full review

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Intelligent, moving drama

Advantages: Very absorbing and moving, Hopkins is outstanding.
Disadvantages: Not a good choice for a friday night upper!

Richard Attenborough's film about the relationship between the writer C.S. Lewis and an American poet Joy Gresham is a very absorbing, affecting work. It is beautifully and subtly played by Anthony Hopkins (ok i'm biased - I think he's the best film acto ...

JSpencer 27.07.2000 · Read full review

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Really wonderful

Advantages: Very touching
Disadvantages: Not much action (!)

Anthony Hopkins really does C.S.Lewis justice in this film about the life of the latter. The film centres on C.S. Lewis's later life, when, while a Professor at Oxford, he falls in love with an American, Joy. When she is diagnosed with Cancer, it shakes C ...

comradeward 24.09.2000 · Read full review
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The Doctor as The Dane

Advantages: Fantastic acting, great entertainment and very accessible
Disadvantages: none

If ever a novel is adapted onto the screen, I always think that it's best to read the book first, and then watch the film later. I can't think of a single book that I've ever read that was better as a movie. However plays are different. Unlike novels th ...

spanielize 01.08.2014 · Read full review
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