David Lean earned his chance to direct, having built a reputation as the best film editor in London; he went on to make some of the most admired films in cinema history. Co-authored by his widow and lavishly illustrated with photographs from Lean's private collection, this book examines every aspect of his life and each of the films, from early collaborations with Noel Coward in the 1940s to A Passage to India (1984).
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Collectors Edition, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Photo Gallery, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Sound Barrier (1952): A tale of male courage and an adventure into the unknown, but also the story of the women who wait at home.
Lawrence of Arabia In David Lean's masterful "desert classic," Peter O'Toole gives a star-making performance as T.E. Lawrence, the eccentric British officer who united the desert tribes of Arabia against the Turks during World War I. Lean orchestrates sweeping battle sequences and breathtaking action, but the film is really about the adventures and trials that transform Lawrence into a legendary man of the desert.