They Were Collaborators #173


David Lean and Sam Spiegel

1 comment:

Nick Zegarac said...

Ah yes, two of the great legends of post war American cinema. Lean was a true master. Such a shame that his later career was relegated to merely the creator of such blockbusters as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. Not that he didn't justly deserve that honor, only it sort of side swiped him into directing Ryan's Daughter (a simple lover's triangle) on a scale and scope as though ever nuance were a prelude to the second coming.

I've always thought that Lean's final work "A Passage to India" was sadly overlooked by audiences and - of course - the Academy...though the latter's acknowledgment on any scale is hardly the measure of true greatness.