Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 July 2017

288 Pages | 10 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526116819

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David Lean

First Edition

Melanie Williams

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • A new study of David Lean, one of the most important of British directors, inspiration for many filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, John Woo and Baz Luhrmann
  • An innovative approach to its subject matter through prioritising questions of gender and the sometimes-underestimated importance of women-centred narratives throughout Lean>'s career
  • Covers Lean's Oscar-winning films including Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984)
  • Detailed textual analysis and archival research on every film of Lean>'s career, including those hitherto neglected in critical studies, presenting fresh and surprising insights into his body of work

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