Thankfully you never saw our big mistake in the C.S. Lewis conference trailer.
For the video we hired an actor to play Lewis, to walk through a garden, to look into the sky, and to read a book in a high-back chair.
But one scene nobody saw was Lewis at his typewriter, not because we didn’t accidentally film the scene (and delete it later), but because such a scene never happened. Lewis detested typewriters.
At first this was merely a curious footnote in the brilliant and fascinating life of Lewis. But it led me to ask why? Why didn’t Lewis use a typewriter? After all, a typewriter was a common machine for any twentieth century writer (Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough still uses one today!).
A Journey to Understand Why
So that started me on a journey to understand why.
I started with George Sayer, and his biography…