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|Named Person:||David Lean; David Lean|
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|Description:||xxi, 809 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by Kevin Brownlow.|
color epics that would gain for his work twenty-seven Academy Awards and fifty-six Academy Award nominations. All are classics, including The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. Kevin Brownlow, a film editor in his own right and author of the seminal silent film trilogy initiated with The Parade's Gone By..., brings to Lean's biography an exhaustive knowledge of the art and the industry. One learns about the making of.
movies as realized by a master, but also of the highly personal costs of genius. The troubled Quaker family from which Lean came influenced his relationship with his son, his brother, and his six wives. Yet he showed in his work a deep understanding of humanity. The vastness of this scholarly and entertaining enterprise is augmented by sixteen pages of scenes from Lean's color films, thirty-two pages from his black-and-white movies, and throughout the text a vast number.
of photographs from his life and location work.