Sunday, 11 February 2007

The Screwtape Letters on Film

Oh wow... one of my favourite books is to be made into a movie. I don't know whether to shout for joy or weep inconsolably... on the one hand, the film is going to be made by the same studio that produced "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and getting the Screwtape Letters out to a wider audience is desirable... on the other hand, I am usually disappointed by the mangling given to my favourite books by the film industry; I don't know how well the letters will translate to the visual medium; and finally, there is the possibility that it's just jumping on the bandwagon of all the unhealthy interest there seems to be in the occult (think of all the TV programmes like "Charmed", "Angel" and so on...)

Still, I shall remain hopeful...

Twitch of the mantilla to Esther.

3 comments:

DilexitPrior said...

This is also one of my favourite books!!!

I read this book when I was about eleven or twelve years old. It was one of the first things I read that really challenged me to take my faith seriously and beyond Sunday Mass and catechism class.

Stephen Wikner said...

Difficult not to share your apprehension about what Hollywood might do to dear old Uncle Screwtape. He might of course relish the resulting confusion. Who's directing? Mel Gibson?

Histor the Wise said...

C. S. Lewis is probably taking aspirin right now.

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