Seminal Image #827

The Passionate Friends
(David Lean; 1949)


Richard Gibson said...

I just saw this today on the big screen - excellent!

Tom Sutpen said...

Yo, Richard..

I've never understood why this film isn't rated more highly in the Lean canon; except, perhaps, for the tendency some have to see his career as one continuous, uninterrupted trajectory from Coward to Dickens to . . . The Epic.

In that context, pictures like this one and Madeleine don't quite fit, does they.

Richard Gibson said...

After seeing it I'm inclined to agree. The scene with the theatre tickets and the dictation is just superb.

This restoration is incredible, first rate. They've done a great job and although it is playing on a small screen, from what I can make out performances are close to sell out.