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Shadowlands (1993)

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Starring (View all)
Julian Fellowes Julian Fellowes
Desmond Arding
Roddy Maude-Roxby Roddy Maude-Roxby
Arnold Dopliss
Michael Denison Michael Denison
Harry Harrington
Andrew Seear Andrew Seear
Bob Chafer
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan
Nick Farrell
John Wood John Wood
Christopher Riley
Andrew Hawkins Andrew Hawkins
Rupert Parrish
Peter Howell Peter Howell
College President


Written by
William Nicholson William Nicholson
(screenplay)


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15 years, 8 months ago at Sep 7 17:17
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This is a beautiful, emotional film. Exceptional performances from both Hopkins and Winger. Although the relationship between Lewis and Joy is romanticised in various aspects, it remains believable.
Their conversations are witty and memorable. As good as a film can get!

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14 years, 5 months ago at Dec 5 0:01
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Aspectos positivos: el título casi lo clavan. Si cambiamos "Tierras" por "Historia", quedaría perfecto, pese a omitirse la referencia literaria a su biografiado. La recreación ambiental, tan brillante como acostumbran las producciones inglesas. Buena interpretación, al fín y al cabo.

En lo negativo: amablemente tediosa; progresivamente aburrida. Acompañamiento musical solemne ... read more

An average movie

4 years ago at May 6 10:44
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Anthony Hopkins and since it was directed by Richard Attenborough, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I had really a hard time to care about the damned thing. First of all, I have to admit that I had no idea what this movie was about before watching it. Eventually, it turned out to be a ... read more
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham.
Release date: 14 January 1994
UPC: 026359096822
Tags: Biography (6), Romance (6), Drama (5), Terminal Illness (4), 1993 (4), 1990s (4), Philosophy (3), UK (3), Religion (3), Oxford (3), Literature (3), Beauty (2), 10 (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), *saipal (2), SnP (2), Immaculate (2), 90's (2), Based On A Tv Movie (1)
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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. The film was a critical success, and did decently in theatres, and received several awards nominations. A pre Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes was also in this film."


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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. The film was a critical success, and did decently in theatres, and received several awards nominations. A pre Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes was also in this film."


neotheognis posted a review 1 year, 4 months ago

Living in the World of Time

“I think it’s fair to say that Jack was not a mystic but an investigator of the ordinary world, (and the magic of the ordinary world), but it’s also clear that his investigations were usually sound, and prepared him to live a decent life, even in that field of personal (romantic!) experience so difficult to find in a pure state in ordinary people (and regardless of whether they’re academics or not, lol). 

There’s a scene near the end where Jack tells Joy (basically) that he feels like they’ve solved Life, you know, like they’re not living in the world of Time anymore; they’ve found God. (Which I suppose is the newbie response to ‘falling in love’.) But Joy tells Jack that really they are living in the world of Time still, that they’ve come across a nice thread” read more

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