Tag Archives: David Lean

Intimate Lighting

After their great re-release of Juraj Herz’s ‘The Cremator’ on Blu-Ray late last year, Second Run have kindly followed that up by restoring another fan favourite Czech title – Ivan Passer’s ‘Intimate Lighting’. Like his close friend and collaborator, the late Miloš Forman, Passer is

The Apartment

In a 1995 interview packaged as part of Arrow Academy’s new restoration of The Apartment, Billy Wilder remembers a scene from David Lean’s Brief Encounter, a ‘black and white, very simple’ movie that he considers one of that director’s greatest. He and I have very

Cinema Eclectica 62 – Themes and Roundabouts

Another go on the merry-go-round of trailers and films that never fully joined Club Eclectica. Off The Shelf feature Italian neo-realism with “Rocco and his Brothers”, the forgotten David Lean film “The Sound Barrier”, and the lesser Ealing Studios release “Pink String and Sealing Wax”

The Sound Barrier

Despite being a hit on its 1952 release, The Sound Barrier is now one of the least-seen of David Lean’s films.  A shame, as it represents an artist in the middle of a fascinating transition.  Released just five years before The Bridge on the River