April 29, 2008
David Lean, 4/29.David Lean "had a fortunate life, and his last piece of good fortune lay in attracting Kevin Brownlow as his authorized biographer," writes Philip French in the Observer. "Brownlow has an encyclopedic knowledge of film history, a practical understanding of film-making and this outstanding 832-page biography is as lucidly written and carefully produced as his trilogy on the silent cinema." "On Friday, as part of the BritWeek celebration commemorating the British consulate's 50 years in Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre will present a centenary tribute to Lean hosted by film historian David Thomson, who will discuss Lean's career and influences on such directors as Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and the late Anthony Minghella," notes Susan King in the Los Angeles Times. "The evening will include clips and reminiscences with Lawrence of Arabia editor Anne V Coates, Great Expectations actress Jean Simmons and [James] Fox." Earlier: "David Lean @ 100."
Posted by dwhudson at April 29, 2008 1:37 PM