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Brief Encounter [1945 film] by David Lean

Brief Encounter [1945 film]

by David Lean (Director)

Other authors: Noel Coward (Producer), Anthony Havelock-Allan (Producer), Trevor Howard (Actor), Celia Johnson (Actor), Ronald Neame (Producer)

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An ordinary mother/housewife imagines telling her husband about a man she fell in love with.

One of the best things a movie can do is to give you a look inside someone, and I don't know of any movie that does that more convincingly than this. Take the scene where she lies to her husband – something you see on just about every episode of every bad sitcom, not to mention almost every “romantic” movie ever made; this movie is probably the only time it feels as gut-wrenching as it should.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: B
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: B
Acting: A
Music: A

Enjoyment: A plus

GPA: 3.8/4 ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lean, DavidDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coward, NoelProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Havelock-Allan, AnthonyProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howard, TrevorActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, CeliaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neame, RonaldProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever.… (more)

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