Tag: David Lean

Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 April   Petrarch first sees Laura, 1327 On this day in 1327, one of the most celebrated romantic sightings in literature happened, when Francesco Petrarca, the scholar, poet and former priest often credited with

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Oliver is menaced by Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

    The sort of film that most of us have slept through a few times. No, not the one with “Consider Yourself” and all those other fabulous Lionel Bart songs. Instead, it’s the David Lean version of Dickens’s story of a nice young lad all at sea in bad

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