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The Epic Films of David Lean

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Widely regarded as one of cinema's most accomplished directors, David Lean helmed such classics as Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist. He twice received the Academy Award for best director, and two of his films, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia won the Oscar for best picture. Both are featured on the American Film Institute's Top 100, ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Scarecrow Press
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Harikleia Sirmans
Feb 10, 2012 Harikleia Sirmans rated it it was amazing
As the book title suggests, The Epic Films of David Lean is a detailed study of the five epic films of David Lean, one of cinema's most accomplished directors. Lean won Academy Awards for classic films such as Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. But his career as filmmaker of the epic form took a major leap when he directed The Bridge on the River Kwai, which became an international hit and won seven Oscars. The epic filmmaking phase continued with Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Dau ...more
Steve Gross
Sep 29, 2012 Steve Gross rated it really liked it
Just what the title says: a nice treatment of Lean's 5 epic films: Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter and Passage to India.
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