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Weekly Poll (2/22/04): BEST David Lean directed film?

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View Poll Results: BEST film directed by David Lean?
Brief Encounter (1945)
7
6.19%
Great Expectations (1946)
2
1.77%
Oliver Twist (1948)
1
0.88%
Hobson's Choice (1954)
1
0.88%
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
28
24.78%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
63
55.75%
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
10
8.85%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
1
0.88%
A Passage to India (1984)
0
0%
Other (please specify)
0
0%
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Weekly Poll (2/22/04): BEST David Lean directed film?

Old 02-22-04, 11:37 PM
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Weekly Poll (2/22/04): BEST David Lean directed film?

BEST David Lean directed film?


Films to consider for 'Other':

In Which We Serve (1942)
This Happy Breed (1944)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
The Passionate Friends (1949)
Madeleine (1950)
The Sound Barrier (1952)
Summertime (1955)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)



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Even though I just finished watching the fantastic Bridge On The River Kwai, I voted for Lawrence of Arabia. Something tells me that film will dominate the poll.
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Wow. Didn't know Lean was responsible for "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Anyways, I voted for "Lawrence." Although "Bridge" is a very close second.
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Is there really any competition here?

Lawrence is heads above these other films.
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bridge on the river kwai
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Originally posted by Gyno Rhino
Is there really any competition here?

Lawrence is heads above these other films.
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bridge on the river kwai
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LAWRENCE!
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The Bridge on the River Kwai gets my vote.
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Lawrence of Arabia
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Gotta go with Lawrence of Arabia, though The Bridge on the River Kwai is a close second.
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Looks like I really am the only one who likes Dr. Zhivago.
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Originally posted by Tarnower
Wow. Didn't know Lean was responsible for "The Greatest Story Ever Told."
yeah, i didn't know that either... what a surprise. i thought the movie was wonderful looking epic, but it was waaayyyy too long.. & the pacing was not very good (= boring)

i voted lawrence.... just finished watching the LE disc (movie = extras) & Superbit disc back to back the other night... boy, what an adventure

Bridge on the River Kwai comes second, followed closely with Doc. Zhivago
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Looks like I really am the only one who likes Dr. Zhivago.
Nah, I like it too.
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Originally posted by MrN
Looks like I really am the only one who likes Dr. Zhivago.
Nonsense... Personally, I think it's a better film than Kwai... I'd also wager that Zhivago has not been seen as often as Kwai... Name recogniton often translates as "better".

However, LOA will dominate this poll... And rightfully so.

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Originally posted by Tarnower
Wow. Didn't know Lean was responsible for "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Anyways, I voted for "Lawrence." Although "Bridge" is a very close second.
I looked it up on IMDB. Lean co-directed the film with George Stevens. I had no idea. Wow, two great directors on the same film. I've never seen it. I'll have to rent it, especially in lieu of "Passion of the Christ"; perhaps wanting to do a comparison or such.
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whichever one is the shortest and least epic
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I enjoyed "Brief Encounter" the most, though it might be considered one of his simplest films.
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I really liked "Great Expectations", but I think his most epic and masterful work is "Lawrence."
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Lawrence of Arabia. I'd consider Doctor Zhivago after, then The Bridge on the River Kwai.
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Lawrence of Arabia. There's NOTHING like it. The cinematography alone should elevate this film to god knows where. And the score is a classic, too.

Actully, I was talking with a fellow film student who finally saw this film. Can you imagine? The first instant you want to be a filmmaker, you should hear of this film in a week or so, imo.

I can't wait for it to hit theaters once again. I missed seeing it at the Zigfield in NYC two years ago. For that, I'm a moron.
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Oh how I love Lawrence of Arabia, it's really just a masterpiece of cinema, period.
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1) Bridge on the River Kwai
2) Brief Encounter
3) Great Expectations

I haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia yet.
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Hobson's Choice - my soft spot favorite

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