Friday May 10
Film Friday: David Lean's film of 'Ryan's Daughter'
David Lean is one of cinema's most revered figures. He is the man who proved that Charles Dickens' work could be filmed with Great Expectations and Oliver Twist , he brought us the great screen romance with Brief Encounter and made the greatest epics in history - The Bridge on the River Kwai , Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago .
How we made The Servant, by Sarah Miles and Wendy Craig
The actors who starred in the 1963 classic remember drinks with Dirk, ridiculous beehives - and a director with a foot fetish 'Sexy? All I did was tap my tummy' a from left, Sarah Miles, director Joseph Losey and Dirk Bogarde on set in 1963.
That undisputed master of the epic form, David Lean followed his 1965 Doctor Zhivago with another stab at sweeping tragic romance, loosely adapted by frequent Lean screenwriter Robert Bolt from Madame Bovary .
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Some movies are inexorably locked into their era of release. They cannot transcend the times and seem permanently lost among the latter entries mining similar territory.
REVIEW: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
THE FILM: Based on the Japanese novella of the same name by Yukio Mishima, THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA perfectly transplants its setting from Japan to Dartmouth.