Brief Encounter (PG)

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The 100 best romantic movies, Brief Encounter

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Posted: Tue Jul 31 2007

Critics love to pick at Lean and Coward's oh-so-polite study of English romanticism and repression, but frankly its their loss: those willing to give themselves over to its intense mood of swooning, tightlipped desperation will find themselves swept up in one of the most vivid and impassioned doomed romances ever committed to celluloid. Note-perfect acting and indelible location photography add to what is, in emotional terms at least, arguably the great director's finest hour.

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PG

UK release:

Tue Aug 7, 2007

Duration:

86 mins

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James Jefferys

Dave Calhoun, you don't understand the film. I think that Laura and Alec had sexit would have destroyed the film and removed enormously from the power of the narative. I'm 18,and every time i the part of the film were they kiss for the first time, i'm as shocked and surprised as i would if Termintor killed someone or Joe Pesci swears. You don't deserve to have a computer to write such rubbish

James Jefferys

Dave Calhoun, you don't understand the film. I think that Laura and Alec had sexit would have destroyed the film and removed enormously from the power of the narative. I'm 18,and every time i the part of the film were they kiss for the first time, i'm as shocked and surprised as i would if Termintor killed someone or Joe Pesci swears. You don't deserve to have a computer to write such rubbish

Andrew

What an incredibly negative review Dave Calhoun writes about this amazing film. It's very much a film of its time, of course, but it is as a window on the mores of post war Britain that makes this film so interesting. Photographically the film is excellent and the railway station setting with steam and dark shadows is captured so well in this black and white film. I haven't seen the recently released digitally remastered version but am very much looking forward to doing so.

John Giwa-Amu

Some critics are determined to appear intelligent by finding fault in excellence. Dave Calhoun not only fits this category, but seems to have had an emotional bypass along the way. Brief Encounter is pure magic and saying otherwise would be meerly speaking for the sake of speaking. Calhoun, we pity you - open your heart. Also, please post me the number of the chic who screwed you up, I owe her a drink.

John Giwa-Amu

Some critics are determined to appear intelligent by finding fault in excellence. Dave Calhoun not only fits this category, but seems to have had an emotional bypass along the way. Brief Encounter is pure magic and saying otherwise would be meerly speaking for the sake of speaking. Calhoun, we pity you - open your heart. Also, please post me the number of the chic who screwed you up, I owe her a drink.