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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of DAVID LEAN


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted April 30 2005 - 09:40 AM

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)



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#2 of 41 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted April 30 2005 - 09:42 AM

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DAVID LEAN (1908 - 1991)


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

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




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#3 of 41 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted April 30 2005 - 10:04 AM

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
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#4 of 41 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted April 30 2005 - 12:01 PM

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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#5 of 41 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted April 30 2005 - 01:07 PM

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#6 of 41 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted April 30 2005 - 05:08 PM

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 of 41 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted April 30 2005 - 06:51 PM

*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

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#8 of 41 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted April 30 2005 - 06:57 PM

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

Ratings from Posted Image to Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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

Seen 16
Own 7
       

#9 of 41 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted May 01 2005 - 10:44 AM

DAVID LEAN

A Passage to India (1984) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 - love it, want to see it again
Doctor Zhivago (1965) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - inspiring and sublime, I never expected an affair story to be those
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - perfection on an unmatchable scale (number 2 all time)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - fastest long film there is (outside Great Escape)
Oliver Twist (1948) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - that long version is just so incredibly amazing and juicy
Great Expectations (1946) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - the critics favorite, probably because the books a bore
Brief Encounter (1945) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - 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:
    [*]Lawrence of Arabia[*]Bridge on the River Kwai[*]Oliver Twist[*]Doctor Zhivago (tie)[*]Brief Encounter (tie)[*]Great Expectations[*]A Passage to India

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#10 of 41 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted May 01 2005 - 12:12 PM

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

#11 of 41 OFFLINE   ChrisV

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Posted May 02 2005 - 06:05 AM

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)

#12 of 41 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted May 02 2005 - 10:23 AM

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.

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Posted May 04 2005 - 05:55 AM

eeek! Where was this thread hiding? I love Lean! Posted Image

A Passage to India (1984) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Ryan's Daughter (1970) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Doctor Zhivago (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Sound Barrier (1952) Posted Image Posted Image
Oliver Twist (1948) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Great Expectations (1946) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blithe Spirit (1945) Posted Image Posted Image
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

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#14 of 41 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted May 04 2005 - 05:59 AM

Jim, whats keeping the Michael Curtiz volume? He's made more great films than most of the 'great' directors.Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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Posted May 04 2005 - 06:07 AM

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 of 41 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 04 2005 - 08:49 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#17 of 41 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted May 04 2005 - 12:07 PM

He certainly does love trains Dome. Interesting, isn't it?!
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#18 of 41 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted May 04 2005 - 06:29 PM

fella named Hit Something also liked em, I'm told.

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#19 of 41 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted May 05 2005 - 11:47 AM

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)
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#20 of 41 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 11 2005 - 10:18 AM

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 mePosted Image!