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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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13 years, 4 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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12 years, 1 month 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

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1 year, 8 months ago at May 6 10:44
1 vote
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), UK (3), Philosophy (3), Religion (3), 1993 (3), Literature (3), 1990s (3), Oxford (3), Immaculate (2), SnP (2), *saipal (2), Sort (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), 10 (2), 90's (2), Beauty (2), Based On A Play (1)
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"Shadowlands is the true story of the author CS Lewis and his relationship with the American writer Joy Gresham. This is a beautiful movie, set mostly in the lovely English countryside around Oxford in the mid 50's. The period is well depicted, and you feel that you have stepped back slightly in time. The script is brilliant. Emotional issues are handled with great intelligence, and comic touches help to lighten what is sometimes a very dark story. The acting is excellent. Anthony Hopkins' portra"


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