Shadowlands (1993) 1080p YIFY Movie

Shadowlands (1993) 1080p

Shadowlands is a movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, and Julian Fellowes. C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

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  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.51G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: German
  • Run Time: 131
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 4 / 6

The Synopsis for Shadowlands (1993) 1080p

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 Director and Players for Shadowlands (1993) 1080p

[Director]Julian Fellowes
[Role:]Debra Winger
[Role:Director]Richard Attenborough
[Role:]Anthony Hopkins
[Role:]Roddy Maude-Roxby

The Reviews for Shadowlands (1993) 1080p

Watered Down Version Of The True StoryReviewed byEric-62-2Vote: 1/10

"Shadowlands" had already been effectively done once before as a British TV-movie with Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. It's poignance lay in it's ability to movingly tell the story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham *without* tampering with the facts. And in particular, the importance of Christianity in the lives of both Lewis and Joy was not watered down one iota. When Lewis goes through his crisis after her death, we hear quotations from his moving "A Grief Observed" that helped him regain focus on his faith, and the film ended with a powerful image of Lewis planning to tell his stepson Douglas about the meaning of faith.

Alas, this important element is completely missing from this ultimately pointless theatrical version of the story. To be sure there are fine performances by Hopkins and Winger, but in addition to the altered factual details (unlike the original telefilm, Joy's elder son David Gresham is zapped from existence this time out), this movie in typical arrogant Hollywood style decides to remove the importance of Christianity from both the lives of C.S. Lewis and Joy. The end result is something that is blatantly dishonest in the worst form, and one can only note that if Lewis and Joy were practitioners of any faith other than traditional orthodox Christianity, we would no doubt have not seen Hollywood (which will always have nothing but contempt for those of traditional faith) try to downplay this into meaninglessness.

Leave it to Hollywood to find a way of turning a story about the 20th century's greatest apologist for traditional Christianity into what is ultimately another of their typical backhanded anti-Christian swipes.

UPDATE: Four years later, I am amused to see the reasons for my negative view validated in so many of the positive reviews of this film, which again operate from the conceit that the importance of Christian faith in the lives of both C.S. Lewis and Joy is something that can be easily ignored. That is the ultimate testament to the historical dishonesty behind this movie because without the mutual element of faith, there is no story of these two. This was the point that the original BBC telemovie did NOT forget, and it accomplished it without giving us a non-stop sermon (which is what the apologists for this movie seem to think a critic like me would have wanted to see) but by judiciously inserting the moments of Lewis and Joy talking about faith, and giving us that poignant ending that lets us know that Lewis is serious about teaching Douglas the meaning of how to find the true faith in God that he has now recovered in the wake of Joy's death. That is the definitive telling of the story in a way that this one could only hope to be.

Fourth time's the charmReviewed byballyhooplaVote: 7/10

It took me four tries in a span of 12 years to make it through the entirety of this movie. The first time I watched it, I only made it through the first 20 minutes before I was bored out of my mind and abandoned it. I was too young to appreciate it. The second time I was either in my late teens or early twenties and, again, only made it through the first quarter before giving up. The third time was 3 years ago and following a horrible break-up, so an emotional love story was just not going to cut it. I made it half way through that time before giving up. Finally today, 12 years later, I watched the entire movie and loved it immensely! Although I cried so hard toward the end I believe my neighbor could hear me. I am a devoted fan of C.S. Lewis and his writings and this movie made him more real and more personal. Anthony Hopkin's performance was absolutely stunning. I was less thrilled with Debra Winger as Joy (although I do normally enjoy her as an actress). I think this movie means so much more to those who are familiar with Lewis and his work. Those who are unfamiliar will appreciate this movie as a love story and spiritual/ personal growth of a celebrated intellectual. I never thought I'd finish this movie, much less like it, but I now consider it one of my favorites.

We watch movies to know we are not alone...Reviewed byrondineVote: 7/10

In the movie, a student of C.S. Lewis' tells him that his father, also a teacher, told him that we read to know we are not alone. The same can be said of movies. Especially ones like this one that so honestly & openly show us of another's joy & suffering. There are a few moments in movies that for me have rung true like no others. One is in the movie Steel Magnolias when Sally Field sits after her daughter has passed away & just silently cries and strokes her hand. Another is at the end of this movie, when a brilliantly played Joseph Mazzello (Douglas) tells Anthony Hopkins (Lewis) that he just wishes he could see her again. Wow! Who hasn't felt that way after losing a loved one? So true to life. This movie is beautifully acted and directed. In essence it's about "carpe diem", seizing the day- regardless of the pain involved. After all, if we don't know pain, how can we ever really know the depths of joy that life can reveal to us? The pain then is part of the happiness now- that's the deal.

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