Who Won the 1958
Academy Awards Best Director

David Lean

("The Bridge On The River Kwai")

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Book versus movie: 'The English Patient' is luminous on the page and on the screen

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John Seale's magnificent cinematography, accompanied by Gabriel Yared's unforgettable score, stir up nostalgia for David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia and Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa – sweeping cinematic journeys where music speaks for the soul.

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The Woman Who Vanished

Daily Beast
The glow of celebrity surrounding T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, first brought to the public's attention by American journalist Lowell Thomas and later immortalized by Peter O'Toole in David Lean's feature film, has eclipsed all other British ...

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Lawrence of Arabia

Houston Press
What it is is a cinematic tour de force of slow panoramas wide enough to take in the expanses of the desert and the near-blinding play of light in star Peter O'Toole's diamond-glinting, mascara-framed eyes. Coming in just under four hours, David Lean's ...

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What's on TV Saturday: A Tim Burton Trio and 'The Essentials'

New York Times
THE ESSENTIALS: BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945) 8 p.m. on TCM. Alec Baldwin and David Letterman explain why this David Lean adaptation of a Noël Coward play — starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard as married strangers who meet in a train station ...

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