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Amazement Never Ends

PostPosted: 01 Sep 2010, 19:15
by Reep
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"

PostPosted: 02 Sep 2010, 03:24
by CKinna
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.

Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

PostPosted: 07 Sep 2010, 05:14
by Fairfax
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.

Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

PostPosted: 13 Sep 2010, 02:27
by glumPuddle
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.

Re: "C. S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia"

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2010, 07:05
by CKinna
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.