In his The Achievement of C. S. Lewis (1980), Thomas Howard reflects that Lewis's life was "not terribly exciting," and adds, "[i]t would be hard to make a big box-office film of it."Hard - yes. Impossible - no. Thirteen years after Howard's statement and thirty years after Lewis's death, Richard Attenborough brought Lewis's life to the big screen. Philip Yancey notes that "[s]ome evangelicals complain that the movie distorts Lewis's life and waters down his Christian message."I contend that even the most fundamental evangelical should have no complaints and that the highly religious film deserves another look.
"Capturing C. S. Lewis's "Mere" Christianity: Another Look at Shadowlands,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol6/iss1/4