75. Shadowlands (CS Lewis Movie)

75. Shadowlands (CS Lewis Movie)

What’s this? Why, it’s an episode of The Lookening.

Aka our heroes are reviewing a movie.

What is said movie you ask? It’s Shadowlands.

What is Shadowlands you ask?

According to our pals at Wikipedia, “Shadowlands is a 1993 British biographical drama film about the relationship between Irish academic C. S. Lewis and American poet Joy Davidman, her death from cancer, and how this challenged Lewis’s Christian faith. It is directed by Richard Attenborough with a screenplay by William Nicholson based on his 1985 television film and 1989 stage play of the same name. The 1985 script began life as I Call It Joy written for Thames Television by Brian Sibley and Norman Stone. Sibley later wrote the book, Shadowlands: The True Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.”

Here’s some things that happen in this episode:

00:30 Our heroes are the coolest
06:23 Pig Latin Donor Shout-outs
11:00 Semi-colons are; the worst
12:15 Shadowlands is a movie we are discussing!
14:29 Things happened in this movie
15:36 Ugly crying
19:03 A Grief Observed
21:22 Lost!
24:32 Baggage check
26:13 Things the movie got wrong
32:03 Britishness prettified
33:58 British acting vs. Method acting
38:27 Offensive American Stereotypes
41:21 Why did Lewis fall in love with Joy? This movie has no clue
43:37 Quotable Lewis vs. Real Lewis
48:37 CS Lewis wrap-up
55:28 The Not-So-Great Divorce

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About The Authors


Nathan Alberson is co-founder and creative director of Warhorn Media. He hosts three podcasts—The Bookening, The World We Made, and Sound of Sanity.


Jake is the CEO of Warhorn Media and the discipleship pastor of Clearnote Church. He also teaches at Clearnote Pastors College.


Brandon Chasteen has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. He's a down-home-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory. He podcasts for The Bookening.

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