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Brief encounter

Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: London : BFI Palgrave, 2015.
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"Brief encounter (1945), adapted from Noel Coward's play Still life, is a classic of British cinema - a tale of impossible love between a married woman and a man she meets while waiting for a train. Though it's a film made by men, it is the woman's voice we hear recounting the story of a small-town love affair and her renunciation. In his lucid analysis of the film, Richard Dyer explores how its depiction of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 9781844578771 1844578771
OCLC Number: 930689412
Notes: "A BFI book published by Palgrave."
Description: 79 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. A lovely film --
2. Seven Thursdays --
3. That feminine angle --
4. So English.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Responsibility: Richard Dyer.

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"Brief encounter (1945), adapted from Noel Coward's play Still life, is a classic of British cinema - a tale of impossible love between a married woman and a man she meets while waiting for a train. Though it's a film made by men, it is the woman's voice we hear recounting the story of a small-town love affair and her renunciation. In his lucid analysis of the film, Richard Dyer explores how its depiction of powerful feelings kept under wraps is a definitive example of a particularly English style of emotional restraint, but also how it spoke to a gay audience for whom this subject - forbidden love between ordinary people - had a special resonance." -- Back cover.

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