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3 things about David Lean’s OLIVER TWIST

Oliver Twist [1948] 1. He impulsively hugs her. 2. Chimney pot splashing into the canal. 3. “If the law supposes that, the law is a ass! A idiot!”

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3 things about David Lean’s BLITHE SPIRIT

Blithe Spirit [1945] 1. A wind blows against the drapes even though the french doors are closed. 2. “If you’re trying to compile an inventory of my sex life, I feel it only fair to warn you that you’ve omitted … Continue reading

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3 things about David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957] 1. No to the corned beef, yes to the whiskey. 2. “It’s worth having a go for the train, don’t you think?” “By all means. Good hunting. Good show. Jolly good fun.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Lawrence of Arabia [1962] 1. When Lawrence first eats with Tafas, he uses his left hand. Bad etiquette. 2. A large bowl of chipped ice at the end of the bar. 3. “A deserter. But from which army?” The curl … Continue reading

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3 things about David Lean’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Great Expectations [1946] 1. A rat scurries over the dust-encrusted wedding cake. 2. “In becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.” 3. He kisses Pip’s hand in silence, then dies.

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3 things about David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957] 1. “I have already given the order.” Unspeakable weariness. 2. Night. In the center of the river, a glowing green rock. 3. He drops his stick; the spell is broken.

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