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"C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

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Postby Reep » 01 Sep 2010, 19:15

Reep on August 16, 2007 wrote: Amazing, this four-disc extended version is still available! Now for $39 (only for $17 used). And Disc Three alone - C.S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia - still continues to be worth the price of the entire set. With Lucy Barfield or without! :wink:

A month ago, accidentally passing this topic, I clicked my Amazon link. And I could not believe - this four disk version was still available: new for $15, used from $6.74. I searched for my own almost forgotten set and watched the Disc Three again. My impression again was overwhelming, exactly the same as when I was trying to describe it here on 2007 February 28th. Immediately I ordered three more gifts. Used-Like-New - each for less than $13.

"The best, most interesting, most entertaining commentary about C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia yet made". "A new approach to Lewis, his life and his books". "The most awe-filled image of Aslan yet produced". "A dream, a painting, a symphony". "Captivating and delightful". And so on. Whatever Paul F. Ford or anyone else said in the 30 posts right here three years ago is still (almost! :smile:) absolutely true.

There are also 513 customer five star reviews of this set at Amazon. And a short story of Lucy Barfield at Wikipedia.
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Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

Postby CKinna » 02 Sep 2010, 03:24

I hate to keep an old thread going, especially since I only come around now and again, but "CS Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia" is the best documentary on the market, particularly a documentary with a Narnia bent. Our local Lewis Society watched this in whole as a group and then each section indivdually as we discussed each Chronicle. Everyone loved it! I have watched it at least 10x and each time it brings goosebumps - just wonderful! While this does focus on Narnia, for a more rounded documentary (though not as emotionally satisfying) try "The Life of CS Lewis" a Day of Discovery 2 hour, multi-part production.
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Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

Postby Fairfax » 07 Sep 2010, 05:14

This is my favorite disk of the set. I watch it more frequently than the movie itself. It really gives insight into the life of C. S. Lewis and how his imagination contributed to the richness of his stories.
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Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

Postby glumPuddle » 13 Sep 2010, 02:27

I also quite enjoyed this piece. The only thing I didn't like were the animated Baynes illustrations. Really cheesy. I'm a huge fan of Pauline Baynes' illustrations, but I don't think animating them made them any better.
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Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

Postby CKinna » 14 Sep 2010, 07:05

I thought Baynes' illustrations was the simple beauty of the documentary. Then again, Stan Mattson - CS Lewis Foundation, who is in the program, told us at a viewing during one of their conferences, that this was a last minute afterthought - which makes it that much better that something they "threw" together was just so good.
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