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Doctor Dolittle [1967]

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Doctor Dolittle [1967] starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull

Synopsis of Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle is a charming fantasy excursion. It creates a wonderful world of endless imagination through music, dance and special effects. Rex Harrison stars in the madcap adventures of a 19th Century English doctor.  The doctor walks and talks and squawks with the animals. Based on the charming stories of Hugh Lofting, the good doctor gets himself into all sorts of funny predicaments in this fun family film.  It earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It has terrific music, fine acting, lovable creatures and a joyous fantasy tale. Doctor Dolittle is a classic for young and old alike.

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Shadowlands (1993), starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Joseph Mazzello, directed by Richard Attenborough

Synopsis of Shadowlands

Shadowlands. This lavishly mounted adaptation of the play by William Nicholson tells the true story of a doomed love affair. Between novelist and noted Christian scholar C.S. Lewis and a Jewish-American poet. Anthony Hopkins stars as C.S. ‘Jack’ Lewis, an Oxford professor and successful author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of children’s fantasy novels. A confirmed bachelor, Jack’s existence is an inward life of the mind. Somewhat detached from the world, his only social outlet is evenings out at a local pub discussing philosophy and religion with his fellow lecturers. Jack has been corresponding with a bluntly intelligent American woman. She’s Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), who arrives to visit him, with her young son Douglas (Joseph Mazzello) in tow.

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