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Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of DAVID LEAN

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of DAVID LEAN

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    DAVID LEAN

    A Passage to India (1984)
    Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Summertime (1955)
    Hobson's Choice (1954)
    The Sound Barrier (1952)
    Madeleine (1950)
    The Passionate Friends (1949)
    Oliver Twist (1948)
    Great Expectations (1946)
    Brief Encounter (1945)
    Blithe Spirit (1945)
    This Happy Breed (1944)
    In Which We Serve (1942)
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    DAVID LEAN (1908 - 1991)


    A Passage to India (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ryan's Daughter (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Doctor Zhivago (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Summertime (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hobson's Choice (1954)
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    The Sound Barrier (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Madeleine (1950) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Passionate Friends (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oliver Twist (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Great Expectations (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Brief Encounter (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Blithe Spirit (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This Happy Breed (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    In Which We Serve (1942) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Well-Known Member

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    Ranking:

    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. Great Expectations
    3. Brief Encounter
    4. The Bridge on the River Kwai
    5. Hobson's Choice
    6. Ryan's Daughter
    7. Oliver Twist
    8. A Passage to India
    9. Doctor Zhivago
    10. Summertime
    11. Blithe Spirit
    Edited by Kirk Tsai - 7/14/2009 at 06:55 am GMT
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    I'm not as keen on Lean as most. I love one, but find others ranging from OK to vastly overrated.

    DAVID LEAN

    Seen: 7
    Like: 1
    Own: 1

    Rank order:

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Great Expectations
    Brief Encounter
    Dr. Zhivago
    Summertime
    In Which We Serve
    Lawrence of Arabia
     
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    A Passage to India (1984)
    Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    Summertime (1955)
    Hobson's Choice (1954)
    The Sound Barrier (1952)
    Madeleine (1950)
    The Passionate Friends (1949)
    Oliver Twist (1948)
    Great Expectations (1946)
    Brief Encounter (1945)

    Blithe Spirit (1945)
    This Happy Breed (1944)
    In Which We Serve (1942)


    Bolded films have been seen.
     
  7. Brook K

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    *1. Lawrence Of Arabia - A
    *2. Bridge On The River Kwai - A
    3. Brief Encounter - A
    *4. Doctor Zhivago - A-
    5. Hobson's Choice - A-
    6. Summertime - B+
    7. Oliver Twist - B
    8. Great Expectations - B-


    I'm not so keen on the Dickens

    Own: 3
     
  8. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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    I much prefer the older films over his 'British stiff upper lip/for Queen and country" nonsense.

    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    A Passage to India (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ryan's Daughter (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Summertime (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Hobson's Choice (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Sound Barrier (1952) [​IMG]
    Madeleine (1950) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Passionate Friends (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oliver Twist (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Great Expectations (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Brief Encounter (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Blithe Spirit (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This Happy Breed (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    In Which We Serve (1942) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 16
    Own 7
     
  9. Adam_S

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    DAVID LEAN

    A Passage to India (1984) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2 - love it, want to see it again
    Doctor Zhivago (1965) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - inspiring and sublime, I never expected an affair story to be those
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - perfection on an unmatchable scale (number 2 all time)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - fastest long film there is (outside Great Escape)
    Oliver Twist (1948) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - that long version is just so incredibly amazing and juicy
    Great Expectations (1946) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - the critics favorite, probably because the books a bore
    Brief Encounter (1945) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - another one of those romances that shouldn't be this good, but it is


    And I would have seen all the rest (or all but one or two) on FILM at the Lean retrospective two years back but the damned MTA decided to strike for the month it was going on. I was furious (still am!).

    RANKING:
    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. Bridge on the River Kwai
    3. Oliver Twist
    4. Doctor Zhivago (tie)
    5. Brief Encounter (tie)
    6. Great Expectations
    7. A Passage to India

    Adam
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia - perfection
    Doctor Zhivago - excellent
    The Bridge on the River Kwai - good
     
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    DAVID LEAN

    Again, I haven't seen very many of these. It's funny, because I consider Lawrence of Arabia to be one of the greatest films I've ever seen. I guess it's not that funny, most people have probably seen these three Lean films and no others. Here they are ranked:

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia 6/5 (Best film ever made by a wide margin)

    The Bridge on the River Kwai 5/5

    Oliver Twist 5/5

    Doctor Zhivago 4.5/5

    A Passage To India 4.5/5 (very underrated movie)

    Brief Encounter 4.5/5 (beautifully done)

    Great Expectations 3.5/5 (I like this less than many, I need to see it again)

    I have also seen Summertime and Ryan's Daughter both of which also come in around 3 to 3.5 ratings.

    They need to get Hobson's Choice on DVD.

    I definitely consider Lean one of my favorite directors, based largely on the top 6 movies I listed above.
     
  13. Steve Christou

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    eeek! Where was this thread hiding? I love Lean! [​IMG]

    A Passage to India (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ryan's Daughter (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Doctor Zhivago (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Sound Barrier (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oliver Twist (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Great Expectations (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blithe Spirit (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    In Which We Serve (1942)
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    Rankings

    1)Lawrence of Arabia
    2)Bridge on the River Kwai
    3)A Passage to India
    4)Doctor Zhivago
    5)Great Expectations
    6)Oliver Twist
    7)Ryan's Daughter
     
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    Jim, whats keeping the Michael Curtiz volume? He's made more great films than most of the 'great' directors.[​IMG]
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia - A+
    - My idea of great filmmaking.

    Bridge on the River Kwai - A+
    - Well, this one too.

    Doctor Zhivago - A-
    - Man loves trains.

    Brief Encounter - B+
    - Seriously, he loves train.
     
  16. Jim_K

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    He certainly does love trains Dome. Interesting, isn't it?!
     
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    fella named Hit Something also liked em, I'm told.

    Adam
     
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    I've only seen:

    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Summertime (1955)
    Great Expectations (1946)
    Brief Encounter (1945)
     
  20. Mario Gauci

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    In order of merit:


    1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) ****
    2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ****
    3. Great Expectations (1946) ****
    4. Oliver Twist (1948) ****
    5. In Which We Serve (1942) ****
    6. Brief Encounter (1945) ****
    7. Doctor Zhivago (1965) ***1/2
    8. Blithe Spirit (1945) ***1/2
    9. Hobson's Choice (1954) ***1/2
    10.Summertime (1955) ***1/2
    11.Ryan's Daughter (1970) ***
    12.A Passage to India (1984) ***
    13.This Happy Breed (1944) ***
    14.The Passionate Friends (1949) ***
    15.Madeleine (1950) ***


    The only one I haven't watched is THE SOUND BARRIER (1952) although, outside of the Dickens adaptations and the first three epics, all the films have only received one viewing from me[​IMG]!
     

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