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David Lean: A Biography

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The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great Expectations.

There followed his legendary black-and-white films of the 1940s and his four-film movie collaboration with Noel Coward. Lean's 1955 film Summertime took him from England to the world of international moviemaking and the stunning series of spectacular color epics that would gain for his work twenty-seven Academy Awards and fifty-six Academy Award nominations. All are classics, including The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India.

Kevin Brownlow, a film editor in his own right and author of the seminal silent film trilogy initiated with The Parade's Gone By. . ., brings to Lean's biography an exhaustive knowledge of the art and the industry.

One learns about the making of movies as realized by a master, but also of the highly personal costs of genius. The troubled Quaker family from which Lean came influenced his relationship with his son, his brother, and his six wives. Yet he showed in his work a deep understanding of humanity.

The vastness of this scholarly and entertaining enterprise is augmented by sixteen pages of scenes from Lean's color films, thirty-two pages from his black-and-white movies, and throughout the text a vast number of photographs from his life and location work.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [748]-754) and index. Filmography: p. [745]-747.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312145781
Subtitle:
A Biography
Author:
Brownlow, Kevin
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Lean, david, 1908-1991
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
Entertainment
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
SP-520
Publication Date:
19960815
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrated
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
10.28 x 7.12 x 2.275 in

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