David Lean

David Lean - British Film Makers

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Synopsis

'A rule of mine is this', said William Goldman in 1983, 'there are always three hot directors and one of them is always David Lean.' One of the best known and most admired of British film makers, David Lean had a directorial career that spanned five decades and encompassed everything from the intimate black-and-white romance of Brief Encounter (1945) to the spectacular Technicolor epic of Lawrence of Arabia (1962). This book offers comprehensive coverage of every feature film directed by Lean, yielding new insights on the established classics of his career as well as its lesser-known treasures. Its analysis prioritises questions of gender and emphasises the often-overlooked but highly significant recurrence of female-centred narratives throughout Lean's career. Drawing extensively on archival historical materials while also presenting nuanced close readings of individual films, David Lean offers a fascinating and original account of the work of a remarkable British film maker.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719073854
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.430233092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 269
Weight: 480g
Height: 150mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 27mm