By Richard Dyer
From Amazon: "A examine of David Lean's "Brief Encounter". during this own account of the movie, Richard Dyer strains its value to post-war movie-goers, and the ability of its enduring charm. each one quantity within the "BFI movie Classics" sequence features a short creation heritage and a close filmography. Richard Dyer is Professor of movie reports on the collage of Warwick. he's the writer of Stars, Heavenly our bodies, Now you spot It: stories in Lesbian and homosexual movie, purely leisure and the problem of Images."
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Brief Encounter (BFI Film Classics) by Richard Dyer