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David Lean

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Date of Birth:25 March 1908, Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

Date of Death:16 April 1991, London, England, UK (throat cancer)

Height:6' 1" (1.86 m)

Trademarks:Frequently cast Alec Guinness, Ann Todd, and Omar Sharif Trains/locomotives playing a significant role in the film's plot (e.g., Brief Encounter (1945), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Summertime (1955), Doctor Zhivago (1965), etc.). Very distinct sense of time and place in His films (Russia during the Russian Revolution, Ireland during the 1916 Easter uprising) Stories are often set against the backdrop of political discourse (Russian Revolution,Easter Rising) Biopics about real life Individuals Enormous visual scope with heavy use of natural light Spectacular bloody battle scenes His characters are often men of honor struggling in a cruel or alien environment Often collaborated with composer Maurice Jarre The horizon is almost always kept in view His films often examine relations and differences between two opposing cultures and viewpoints Frequently collaborated with screenwriter Robert Bolt and production designer John Box


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Lawrence of Arabia

Directed By: David Lean Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 22nd September 2017 Age Rating: PG Runtime: 191 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown
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Last update was at 07:21 19th June 2018