CS Lewis letter tells tales of Narnia

When a little girl wrote to CS Lewis asking him for an explanation of the story behind the Chronicles of Narnia, she never expected to get a reply. But the letter Anne Jenkins from Hertfordshire received when she was just 10-years-old is to be displayed in Queen’s University’s new CS Lewis Reading Room. Anne wrote […]

Narnia DVD re-creates behind-the-scenes magic

The young foursome who star in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe know how impassioned the fans of C.S. Lewis‘ classic books are. “I found out the sequel (Prince Caspian) was happening through a teacher,” says Skandar Keynes, 14, who portrays Edmund, one of the four Pevensie siblings in the […]

‘Narnia’ naysayers

Catherine Seipp writes a weekly column for National Review Online and blogs at www.cathyseipp.net. Last week’s long-anticipated opening of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the first film adaptation of C.S. Lewis‘ “Chronicles of Narnia,” has brought a torrent of anti-Lewis commentary from the left. Narnia is sexist (threatened by evil witches who are […]

Narnia’s lion really is Jesus

An unpublished letter from the novelist C S Lewis has provided conclusive proof of the Christian message in his Narnia children’s books. In the letter, sent to a child fan in 1961, Lewis writes: “The whole Narnian story is about Christ.” It has been found by Walter Hooper, literary adviser to the Lewis estate. It […]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

***** PG CS Lewis‘s classic of children’s fantasy literature, to which six instalments of steeply declining interest and power were added, has now been brought to the screen by Andrew Adamson, of Shrek fame. The result is a triumph. It is gorgeous to look at, superbly cast, wittily directed and funny and exciting by turns. […]

Narnia film preserves author’s values, says stepson of C.S. Lewis

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – C.S. Lewis, who wrote of epic struggles between good and evil in the imaginary land of Narnia, once was thrust into the real-life role of hero protecting damsel in distress. Or so he thought. As stepson Douglas Gresham tells it, Lewis was strolling around his English country homestead with his wife, […]

CS Lewis: The literary lion of Narnia

CS Lewis’s magical children’s classic is about to light up the big screen, but behind the fantasy lies a real-life tale of loss, quest and salvation. Boyd Tonkin looks at the writer’s personal journey Let’s clear up one popular misconception at the start. It was not CS Lewis who, at one of the regular readings […]

Holy war looms over Disney’s Narnia epic

As the UK prepares for a CS Lewis movie blockbuster this Christmas, a row has broken out about its Christian message To millions The Chronicles of Narnia are a childhood tale of wonder and triumph now made into a film that could inspire millions of children to read. To others, including the celebrated fantasy author […]

Out of the wardrobe

The wonderful world of C.S. Lewis is ripe for a film adaptation, but Justine Picardie is sceptical. It had to happen, didn’t it? The Chronicles of Narnia will be released soon as part of the next series of family blockbusters, taking over from where The Lord of the Rings left off. The Lion, the Witch […]

Marketing of ‘Narnia’ Presents Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 – With two months to go before the release of its big-budget film “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the Walt Disney company wants very much to whet audience appetites by placing music from the soundtrack on radio and music-video channels. But Disney’s tricky marketing strategy […]

Disney pitches ‘Narnia’ to a Christian market

HOLLYWOOD — Walt Disney Studios is hoping that the same kind of church-based campaign that helped turn “The Passion of the Christ” into a blockbuster will convert C.S. Lewis‘ children’s classic “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” into a big-screen franchise — with “Lion King”-sized profits. Directed by Andrew Adamson […]

‘Narnia’ books get a boost from film

Hollywood has been turning best-selling novels into movies for decades, as far back as “Gone With the Wind.” But publishers have usually had nothing to do with it. They watched and hoped the movie would drive up sales of the book. Sometimes it did, but just as often it didn’t. That whole disconnect is disappearing. […]

Out of the lion’s den: CS Lewis film saves Disney from Christians

The past few years have been beset by board struggles, high-profile splits and a wobbly stock price. But this week Disney can take a crumb of comfort from the fact that a conservative Christian group in the US has decided to end its nine-year boycott of the corporation – thanks, in part, to the forthcoming […]

Disney to market film to evangelicals

`Chronicles of Narnia’ campaign represents break with corporate policy In a marriage of modern myth makers, the Walt Disney Co. is marketing a film based on C.S. Lewis‘ The Chronicles of Narnia. And in doing so, Disney will take a page from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, […]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe stars finally revealed

The four young stars in Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe have finally revealed themselves to the world. All four were involved in a cricket game being filmed in the grounds of Monte Cecilia House in Hillsborough when Prime Minister Helen Clark visited the set today. Their names have been a closely […]

Second ‘Narnia’ movie script in the works

Work has reportedly begun on a script for a second movie in the C.S. Lewis Narnia series. Mark Zoradi, president of Buena Vista International, Disney’s foreign distributor, told film website Screen Daily that it was an ideal time to begin work on the next screenplay. The Chronicles of Narnia The Chronicles of Narnia (Full-Color Collector’s […]

CS Lewis books to hit silver screen

Movie rights to works sold off Belfast Telegraph, 07 August 2002 http://www.headinout.co.uk/arts/story.jsp?story=322430 WORKS by the famous Ulster-born author CS Lewis may follow Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings as the next Hollywood movie sensation. The film rights to the Chronicles of Narnia, the writer’s Christian-theme children’s fantasy series from the 1950s, have been […]
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