Tag: David Lean

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“That film earned me more money than all my other films put together. It’s a wonderful story – you want to know what happens next. And wonderful characters. And Julie (Christie)…..which was quite a face.” Director David Lean – who died 16th April, 1991 – discussing his film Doctor Zhivago […]

DVD Review

Hobson’s Choice (1954)

Like another King Lear, old man Hobson, a widower, has three grown daughters to contend with. Unmarried (and unpaid), they work in his boot shop and do everything for him, freeing him up to go drinking with his buddies at the Moonraker pub on a daily basis. You’d think that […]

DVD Review

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

David Lean’s landmark 1962 epic is exactly the type of film that Blu-ray was made for. The experience of witnessing Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen is not one which is readily available to us now (though a small theatrical release in the coming months could well be on […]