Wednesday, May 6, 2009

C. S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia

Last night I watched a wonderful movie -- C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia. It's on dvd, I rented it from Netflix. It's a biography of C.S. Lewis, the famous author, and is filmed at the places he actually lived and worked at. There's Magdelene College at Oxford, where he taught at, his favorite pub at Oxford The Eagle & Child, and his last home, The Kilns. If you've ever wondered what those places looked like, this movie is an inexpensive way to find out.
Scenes from Lewis's life are acted out, and the acting is excellent. A very enjoyable and well done film biography of C.S. Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, and also a science fiction trilogy, along with many, many non-fiction books, mainly dealing with Christianity.
The Eagle & Child is where the meetings for the writer's group, The Inklings, were held, and there's a scene in the movie with an actor playing Tolkien is discussing The Lord Of The Rings. Lewis's marriage and the tragic death of his beloved wife from cancer is also portrayed.
If you're interested in Lewis, Tolkien, or just in fine, family friendly entertainment, you'll enjoy this movie.

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