Tuesday, 26 November 2013

David Lean

David Lean (1908-1991) is rated the greatest director of epics of the last century, yet he only directed nineteen films. And what films they are. Spielberg routinely watches Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to glean inspiration before starting on one of his own.

Other great David Lean films include:  Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Ryan's Daughter (1970)


Brief Encounter (1945)

Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)



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The following is a three-part documentary on the filmmaking style of David Lean.






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1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

OMG! This is the stereotypical view of an autocratic director.