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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....

Title : Brief Encounter
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ISBN : 9780851703626
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 72 Pages
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Brief Encounter Reviews

  • Nick Nguyen
    2019-02-12 02:46

    4.5 starsA pleasure to read. The missing half star is because I wanted Dyer to keep going.

  • Sara
    2019-01-21 03:58

    An all too brief mix of scholarly and personal reflection on one of the greatest weepies ever made.

  • Ria
    2019-01-29 06:46

    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.

  • the gift
    2019-02-15 04:51

    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.