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Brief Encounter

Spine #76



Release:
Mar 27, 2012
$99.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Brief Encounter

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Other Versions:

2000 Edition

2012 Edition


Directed By: David Lean
Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
Licensor: ITV Global Entertainment

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After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a muted but passionate, ultimately doomed, love affair. With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances (Johnson was nominated for an Oscar for her role), David Lean's film of NoŽl Coward's play Still Life deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Bruce Eder
  • New interview about the film with NoŽl Coward scholar Barry Day
  • A Profile of Brief Encounter, a short documentary from 2000 on the making of the film
  • David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career
  • Trailer

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