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Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner, a British film journalist and critic, is the author of books on David Lean, Billy Wilder, Hollywood in the ’50’s, and most recently, screenwriter Robert Bolt.

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Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter was the fourth and final film that David Lean made in association with Noël Coward. Derived from Still Life, a one-act play which Coward included in the portmanteau Tonight 8:30, the story tells of a suburban housewife, Laura Jesson,

By Adrian Turner

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Great Expectations
Great Expectations

It was quite a surprise to learn that David Lean had not read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations before he embarked on his film version in 1945. The closeness of the adaptation, the understanding of the characters, make one swear it was made by an…

By Adrian Turner

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