David Lean

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Never seen a David Lean film. I'm about to order a copy of Lawrence of Arabia as I feel compelled to watch it on a proper TV and not a computer. Aside from The Bridge on the River Kwai, which others are worth watching? All of them?

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catalog

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Did he do an adaptation of great expectations with a famous scene in the misty marshes? I seem to remember quite liking the odd bit of Lawrence of Arabia but I've only watched it once, years ago. Can't think of anything else he made.
 

craner

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Did he do an adaptation of great expectations with a famous scene in the misty marshes? I seem to remember quite liking the odd bit of Lawrence of Arabia but I've only watched it once, years ago. Can't think of anything else he made.

Yes, he did.
 

borzoi

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brief encounter is a beautiful movie, one of my favorites. the exact opposite of his most well known films in its intimacy and scope but somehow manages to be just as engrossing.
 

WashYourHands

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Lean has been a christmas tv feature for decades, you could almost set your clock by it. Never seen his work in a cinema which is probably negligent

Kwai, LoA & Dr Zhivago. Julie Christie shining, the craft of Alec Guinness, confluences that create magic. Dr Z is triffic, vast and open but claustrophobic and choking. It’s not that old = better, only the refinement of storytelling, casting, vistas, always drawing and encouraging your eye in

Never rinse films in the summer, except working from home again still doesn’t allow large enough chunks of time to indulge, so you have to get at least get 3-5 options that 2 adults can narrow down to 1. The hardships eh
 
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