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:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
27366 8.1 Brief Encounter
26215 8.0 The Lost Weekend
6174 7.7 ‘I Know Where I’m Going!’
2677 7.6 Road to Utopia
10343 7.4 Detour
3286 7.2 Fallen Angel
1235 7.1 My Name Is Julia Ross
1104 7.0 The Seventh Veil
310 6.9 Allotment Wives
477 6.8 Danger Signal

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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