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LEAN, ranked.

by Drew.
I wish more people knew David Lean for his wonderful intimate dramas. I love an epic as much as the next guy, but it astounds me that someone known for his grand-scale movies succeeded so greatly on a small-scale. Epic or no epic, Lean will always have a place in my heart for his mastery of editing and his understanding of romance. I know this is silly, but one thing that has always bothered me about his great epics is that their languages are wrong. I know this is how it is with many, many films, but I just feel like I would like Lawrence of Arabia a lot more if it were in the proper languages (I’m not sure why it bothers me more in… Read more

I wish more people knew David Lean for his wonderful intimate dramas. I love an epic as much as the next guy, but it astounds me that someone known for his grand-scale movies succeeded so greatly on a small-scale. Epic or no epic, Lean will always have a place in my heart for his mastery of editing and his understanding of romance.

I know this is silly, but one thing that has always bothered me about his great epics is that their languages are wrong. I know this is how it is with many, many films, but I just feel like I would like Lawrence of Arabia a lot more if it were in the proper languages (I’m not sure why it bothers me more in Lawrence than Zhivago… maybe because there are English speakers in Lawrence so there is not distinction).

I still need to watch A Passage to India. I guess I’ve been saving it.

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