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Richard Attenborough has never been a very interesting director, but working here with a fairly foolproof package—two terrific actors (Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger) and an adaptation by author William Nicholson of his highly successful BBC telefilm and stage play—he does a respectable job (1993). Based on the real-life friendship and marriage of New York City writer Joy Gresham (Winger) and Oxford writer and professor C.S. Lewis (Hopkins), this is an understated love story shot in 'Scope by Roger Pratt that makes the most of its lead players and lush English countryside, including the Oxford campus; with Edward Hardwicke, John Wood, Michael Denison, Joseph Mazzello, and Peter Firth.

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