One Good Movie - Bradshaw's Guide

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David Lean ranks among the great British filmmakers.

He’s known for his sweeping epics, whose fingerprints are all over modern masters like Steven Spielberg.

Before making stories that required an intermission, Lean made several excellent adaptations of Dickens’ novels.

But before that, he crafted one of the great cinematic love stories.

A succinct tale of adultery.

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard are married to other partners but hot for each other.

Based on a play by Noël Coward, Lean transforms the material into pure cinema.

And Johnson’s wardrobe eternalizes her as a style icon.

87 minutes.