David Lean

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Sir David Lean, CBE
Birthday
BirthplaceCroydon, Surrey, England
Died
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Film director, producer

Lean, David

 

Born Mar. 25, 1908, in Croydon. British motion-picture director; joined the industry in 1928.

Lean directed (with N. Coward) his first film, In Which We Serve (Soviet title, Story of a Ship), in 1942; the influence of documentary cinematography is noticeable in the film. His Brief Encounter (1945) was a high point of British cinematography. A director of realist tendencies, Lean reveals the character of his heroes against a background of dramatic, predominantly military, events. His other films include Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948) (screen versions of the Dickens’ novels), Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1961), and Ryan’s Daughter (1970).

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In 1991, Sir David Lean, who had directed ''The Bridge on the River Kwai,'' ''Lawrence of Arabia'' and ''Doctor Zhivago'' (and who was the first husband of actress Kay Walsh) died in London at age 83.
Great Expectations 12A, 128 mins SIR David Lean remains such a giant of British cinema that he completely overshadows this BBC Films' adaptation of a Charles Dickens' classic, commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the author's birth.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (12A) Verdict: HHHII SIR David Lean remains such a giant of British cinema that he completely overshadows this BBC Films' adaptation of a Charles Dickens' classic, commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the author's birth.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (12A) Verdict: SIR David Lean remains such a giant of British cinema that he completely overshadows this BBC Films' adaptation of a Charles Dickens' classic, commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the author's birth.
This year, a retrospective will be held on Sir David Lean, who is best remembered for big screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and EoACAyPassage to India.
1991: British film director Sir David Lean, whose works include Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago, died on this day
I'd like to think this film would revive interest in his life story, in the same way Sir David Lean made Lawrence of Arabia popular again.
To film his great epics and romantic love stories, my late relative, Sir David Lean, did not need R ratings or to lower his standards and morals.
A great director like the late Sir David Lean used music as a trademark--his best films, Lawrence of Arabia, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations and Dr.
King Henry I, The Blessed Hugh Faringdon (Catholic martyr who was hung, drawn and quartered), biscuit manufacturer George Palmer, film director of Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago Sir David Lean, while Oscar Wilde was famously imprisoned in Reading Gaol.
The film, which helped launch the film career of Peter O'Toole, was directed by Sir David Lean.
But last night our greatest actor took his rightful place alongside Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Alec Guinness and Sir David Lean.