A study of David Lean's "Brief Encounter". In this personal account of the film, Richard Dyer traces its significance to post-war movie-goers, and the power of its enduring appeal. Each volume in the "BFI Film Classics" series contains a brief production history and a detailed filmography....
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Brief Encounter Reviews
4.5 starsA pleasure to read. The missing half star is because I wanted Dyer to keep going.
An all too brief mix of scholarly and personal reflection on one of the greatest weepies ever made.
An interesting book exploring the themes and issues of the movie Brief encounter and the role of Laura as played by Celia Johnson.Although at times long winded it was still a good read though I do think that as the author mentioned he was gay he DOES make a lot of gay references, allusions and imagery that relate to that lifestyle etc so am unsure how unbiased an account this really is as though I have seen the film many times I did not pick up on the gay themes mentioned.An interesting take on the movie in general but feel it was a little one sided in lots of ways.A good read though especially if you are a fan of the film and movie history in general.
this is one of bfi classics series (british film institute) which are critical monographs on specific films. I really like the understated if not repressed romance of brief encounter. this book made me think about why. this book is a quick read that reminds me of the pleasure.