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Lean, David 1908-1991

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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

316 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 5,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

248 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

129 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

130 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

138 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth
Noel Coward's Brief encounter by David Lean( Visual )

168 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

163 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lean's sensitive rendering of the story is memorable, beautiful, and superbly performed by a cast including Alec Guinness, Robert Newton, Anthony Newley, and Diana Dors
Pygmalion by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

7 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cranky professor takes a bet that he can turn flower-seller Eliza Doolittle into a 'proper lady' in no time
Ryan's Daughter by David Lean( Visual )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side
Summertime by David Lean( Visual )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does -- with a very handsome but very married Italian man
Hobson's choice by Tom Gutteridge( Visual )

49 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
In which we serve by Noel Coward( Visual )

90 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survivors of the sinking of HMS Torrin, a British destroyer, remember the ship's war-time career. Based on HMS Kelly and her captain, Lord Louis Mountbatten
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( Visual )

59 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
Nouvelles vagues : de Godard à Audiard by Traffic Quintet( )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This happy breed by David Lean( Visual )

53 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quintessential British domestic drama that finds a perfect balance between politics and sentiment, the household of a family with three children is touched by joy and tragedy from the tail end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second
Great Expectations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's finest novels was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Many critics call it one of the greatest of all filmed versions of Dickens. It tells the story of the orphaned boy Pip, who is brought up as a gentlemen with the help of a mysterious benefactor and who falls in love with the beautiful Estella
Noël Coward's This happy breed( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a London family from 1919 to 1939, and their struggle to maintain a stable life in the period between the two World Wars
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by State Theatre Centre of WA( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
George Bernard Shaw on film : Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Androcles and the lion: Androcles is a Christian in ancient Rome who applies that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are eventually arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who did it.?--International Movie Data Base
Beyond the epic : the life & films of David Lean by Gene D Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two-time Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (1908-1991) was a prominent director in the world of twentieth-century cinema, responsible for such classics as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). British-born Lean asserted himself in Hollywood as a major filmmaker with his epic storytelling and panoramic visions of history, but he started out as a talented film editor and director in Great Britain. As a result, he brought an art-house mentality to blockbuster films. Combining elements of biography and film criticism, this book uses screenplays and production histories to assess Lean's body of work. Author Gene D
 
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David Lean English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor

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Doctor ZhivagoThe Bridge on the River KwaiA passage to IndiaOliver TwistRyan's DaughterSummertimeHobson's choiceBeyond the epic : the life & films of David Lean