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The Resource David Lean, Melanie Williams

David Lean, Melanie Williams

Label
David Lean
Title
David Lean
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A comprehensive overview of the director's work, including both established classics and lesser-known works, that combines archival investigation of production details, marketing, and critical reception as well as close readings in terms of mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and soundtrack
  • '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. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
NLGGC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Melanie
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.L43
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
British film makers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lean, David
  • Lean, David
  • Lean, David
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
David Lean, Melanie Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cutting and coward: David Lean's early career and In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944) and Blithe Spirit (1945) -- Nineteenth-century blues: Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), Madeleine (1950) and Hobson's Choice (1954) -- Women in love: Brief Encounter (1945), The Passionate Friends (1949) and Summer Madness (1955) -- Men of Vision: The Sound Barrier (1952), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Feminising the epic: Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970) and A Passage to India (1984)
Control code
885376352
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780719073854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885376352
Label
David Lean, Melanie Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cutting and coward: David Lean's early career and In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944) and Blithe Spirit (1945) -- Nineteenth-century blues: Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), Madeleine (1950) and Hobson's Choice (1954) -- Women in love: Brief Encounter (1945), The Passionate Friends (1949) and Summer Madness (1955) -- Men of Vision: The Sound Barrier (1952), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Feminising the epic: Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970) and A Passage to India (1984)
Control code
885376352
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780719073854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885376352

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