November 1945: Brief Encounter

This seems awfully familiar… Oh, I watched this in 2014!

Oh, well. Let’s watch it again; I seem to remember it being rather good.

This 2K version has been beautifully restored — the last time I saw this was on .7K. So many more pixels!

This is adapted from the Noel Coward play, and I thought that he mostly did droll comedies? This isn’t a comedy at all in any way.

The actors are absolutely brilliant. Mixing theatre projection with understated, subtle little details.

Grade A schmaltz.

Brief Encounter. David Lean. 1945.

Popular movies in November 1945 according to IMDB:

273668.1Brief Encounter
262158.0The Lost Weekend
61747.7‘I Know Where I’m Going!’
26777.6Road to Utopia
32867.2Fallen Angel
12357.1My Name Is Julia Ross
11047.0The Seventh Veil
3106.9Allotment Wives
4776.8Danger Signal

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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