The Art of David Lean

davidleanBorn: March 25 1908, Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 16 April 1991, London, England, UK

“Sir David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965). He also directed adaptations of Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945). Lauded by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound “Directors’ Top Directors” poll in 2002. Nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Director, which he won twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, he has three films in the top five of the British Film Institute’s Top 100 British Films and was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1990.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Filmography:
The Noel Coward Projects
Post-War Era
The Epics
The Last Hurrah
Bibliography:

David Lean: A Biography (Kevin Brownlow)

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