Posted by: daveed | September 3, 2008

David Lean comes to New York

On my must-see list: Film Forum’s upcoming retrospective of master David Lean’s work, beginning with his first films. NY Press film critic Armond White has an interesting, but near-hagiographic essay about Lean’s legacy.

I’m going to do my damnedest to see the first part of the series, since most of what I know is post-Kwai. Who’s with me?


  1. If I was in New York, I’d be right there with you. Brief Encounter is the best of the early period, I think. Also, try to check out the excellent biography of Lean written by his wife.

  2. Man, I wish you could be here for it.

    Thanks for the nod to Brief Encounter; I was too tired (and it’s humid as hell today) to want to cram myself into those biddy Film Forum seats for Great Expectations or Oliver Twist. Especially since I’ve seen them already.

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