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Brief Encounter: Short Hollywood Marriages

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 14, 2016

Hollywood marriages are often butt of jokes since they are often extremely short or numerous. While Comet Over Hollywood previously identified more than 70 lengthy and successful Hollywood marriages, there are also some that are remarkably brief. This Valentine’s Day we are focusing on those brief read more

Brief Encounter: Short Hollywood Marriages

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 14, 2016

Hollywood marriages are often butt of jokes from being extremely short or numerous. While Comet Over Hollywood previously identified more than 70 lengthy and successful Hollywood marriages, there are also some that are remarkably brief. This Valentine’s Day we are focusing on those brief encounters read more

Brief Encounter (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 17, 2014

Brief Encounter Directed by David Lean Written by Anthony Havelock-Allen, David Lean, and Ronald Neame from the play “Still Life” by Noel Coward (all uncredited) 1945/UK Cineguild Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #191 of 1001 Film You Must See Before You Die   I didn’t realiz read more

"This Happy Breed" & "Brief Encounter"

Studies in Cinema Posted by Jeremy Carr on Jul 10, 2013

David Lean is probably best known for large-scale super productions like Bridge on the Rive Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965), and this is of course not without due reason; these, especially Lawrence, are tremendous films. But when you look at Lean’s body of wor read more

Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)

The Stop Button Posted by on Aug 4, 2010

For the majority of Brief Encounter, I had very little opinion of Lean’s direction. It’s incredibly dispassionate and functional, but very solid. I think I assumed it’d be innovative (along the lines of the Archers) but it’s not. Very realistic, very British. Until the secon read more

Brief Encounter (1974)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Nov 11, 2008

I was slightly surprised when I heard there had been a Brief Encounter  remake, because the 1940s original (which I reviewed here recently) is such a masterpiece. (The 1990s movie Falling in Love, which I’ve also seen recently and like very much, isn’t really a remake, but a new film loosely read more

Brief Encounter (1945)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Oct 25, 2008

Although I’d never seen Brief Encounter in full, I thought I knew what it would be like. I’d seen various short clips, and gained an impression of the impossibly posh, clipped voices, the emotional repression and the strained nobility of behaviour. I’d also seen the scene in Alan Bennett’s The read more

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