This is an amazing speech my former professor and mentor, Dr. Louis Markos gave about love and friendship between the sexes. He addresses questions such as, “Can friends of the opposite sex ever just be friends?” as well as a lot good advice on marriage and relationships.
The Lion Awakes is a movie in pre-production about the lives of C.S. Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Theirs is an amazing story and I’m super excited about the possibility of seeing them portrayed on the big screen! I’m even more excited that the screenplay was co-written by my former professor and mentor Dr. Lou Markos. I first heard about him when I heard someone talking about taking a Chronicles of Narnia class. I immediately jumped and thought, “I MUST TAKE THAT CLASS!” I have been a huge fan of Lewis ever since I was a little kid. Narnia changed my life and shaped the way I think today. And in high school I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings, which was another life-changing experience. Watching Peter Jackson’s movies are what made me decide I wanted to make movies one day. I was like, “I had no idea movies could be this amazing and even life-changing!” Dr. Markos also taught a class on LotR, which I took along with one of his film classes. He’s teaches many other classes at Houston Baptist University, from the Greek classics to Dante, and is an expert on C.S. Lewis. I can think of no one better to have written this movie!