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Uniform Title Brief encounter (Motion picture : 1945)
Title Noel Coward's Brief encounter [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Granada International ; G.C.F. presents ; Eagle-Lion Distributors Ltd. ; a Noël Coward-Cineguild production ; [producers], Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame ; directed by David Lean ; produced by Noël Coward ; [adaptation, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan].

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
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Description 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 76
The Criterion collection ; 603
David Lean directs Noël Coward
David Lean directs Noël Coward.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 76.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 603.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English with optional English subtitles.
Cast Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton, [Valentine Dyall].
Credits Director of photography, Robert Krasker ; art director, L.P. Williams ; fim editor, Jack Harris ; Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 played by Eileen Joyce with the National Symphony Orchestra ; conducted by Muir Mathieson ; [music, Noël Coward, Muier Mathieson, Clifton Parker].
Note Based on the play, Still life, by Noël Coward.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945.
Also issued in box set: David Lean directs Noël Coward with Blithe spirit, In which we serve and This happy breed.
Restored by the BFI National Archive and Granada International.
Audience Not rated.
Summary After a chance meeting on a train station, a married doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.
Note Special features: Commentary (by film scholar Bruce Elder); Barry Day (interview with Noël Coward expert Barry Day); A profile of "Brief Encounter" (short documentary on the making of the film); David Lean: a self-portrait (a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career); Trailer.
Subject Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Spouses -- Drama.
Housewives -- Drama.
Suburban life -- England -- Drama.
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 -- Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Havelock-Allan, Anthony, film producer, screenwriter, adapter.
Neame, Ronald, film producer, screenwriter, adapter.
Lean, David, 1908-1991, film director, screenwriter, adapter.
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973, film producer, composer (expression)
Johnson, Celia, 1908-1982, actor.
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988, actor.
Holloway, Stanley, actor.
Carey, Joyce, 1898-1993, actor.
Raymond, Cyril, -1973, actor.
Gregg, Everley, 1903-1959, actor.
Mars, Marjorie, 1903-1991, actor.
Barton, Margaret, 1926- actor.
Dyall, Valentine, 1908-1985, actor.
Krasker, Robert, director of photography.
Williams, L. P., art director.
Harris, Jack, 1905-1971, editor of moving image work.
Joyce, Eileen, 1908-1991, performer.
Mathieson, Muir, conductor, composer (expression)
Parker, Clifton, composer (expression)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943, composer (expression)
Elder, Bruce (R. Bruce), commentator.
Day, Barry (Playwright), interviewee (expression)
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. Still life.
Janus Films.
Granada International.
G.C.F. (Firm)
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Cineguild (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Brief encounter
ISBN 1604655631
1604655593 (set)
9781604655599 (set)
Standard No. 715515093316 set
Music No. CC2124D Criterion Collection
CC2128D Criterion Collection

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