Director Norman Stone on His New CS Lewis Film 'The Most Reluctant Convert'
And let me just tell you, I'm a fan of C. S. Lewis. Which brings me to my friend Norman stone, the film, director, Norman stone, got on the map early in 1984 by directing a film called shadowlands for the BBC starring Claire Bloom, Joss ackland, and he's been doing all kinds of things, but a little bit of C. S. Lewis here and there. He has just directed a new film called the most reluctant convert starring our friend max McLean and Norman stone across the pond from the environs of Glasgow is here with us in the studio. Norman is that you. This is still me, yeah. It's still you. My friend, listen, we've been friends for a long time. And you and I have had millions of silly conversations or at least hundreds. But we both love C. S. Lewis. So when I found out from max McLean, in this studio, you know, he's starring as Lewis, but that you had directed it, I flipped, because I said, there's literally nobody else who should direct the film. Can you tell us because there are people tuning in, they didn't hear the max maclean interview. They may not know about the film rather than my telling them what I know. Tell us what is the film and what will we find in the film? Okay. Louis did write a lot of books, you're right. One of the ones that's probably the most impressive in many ways is the surprise by joy. Basically it's his own story. He writes with a self deferential wit and information comes out and you want to read more. So this is how he began life turned into an atheist and then was a very dogmatic atheist. Anyone can university after a trip for the First World War and so on. And he soon being challenged by people like