The Critical List : David Lean
I’ve compiled another critical list for Eat, Sleep, Live Film, this time looking at the work of David Lean. The legendary director’s masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia received a special release on Blu-Ray this week and is also back out in cinemas this coming weekend:
Despite his directorial career spanning some forty years, from In Which We Serve (1942), to A Passage To India (1984), Lean only ever made sixteen films. Yet from his early romantic melodramas and Dickens adaptations, right through to the lavish and sweeping epics of his later years, Lean’s pictures became a byword for quality. His unflinching attention to detail and masterful eye for a shot, has led him to create some truly historic cinematic moments. Lean knew how to evoke a mood and crate an atmosphere through his film, from the tearful final goodbye in Brief Encounter, to the sight of Omar Shariff arriving out of the shimmering sunset in Lawrence of Arabia. Every shot was immaculately and very purposefully constructed. Lean was a director who stamped his own personal idea on every film he made, unflinching from his vision of how a film should look.
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Eat Sleep Live Film : The Critical List – David Lean