David Lean

New on Video: ‘Brief Encounter’

This was indeed a very brief encounter, but it is one Laura and Alec will remember forever, and this is a film that similarly lingers long after its conclusion.

New on Video: ‘Caught’

Max Ophüls’ third feature in America, “Caught,” from 1949, is an evocative amalgam of a domesticated melodramatic tragedy and a dynamic film noir sensibility.

Brief Encounter

‘Brief Encounter,’ a housewife’s inner thoughts

David Lean’s Brief Encounter is on the surface a tale about unrequited love, much like many other romantic films past and present (from Casablanca to My Best Friend’s Wedding). What differentiates it from the others is the film’s foray into Laura’s thoughts.

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