Pinhole Movie Reviews

Brief Encounter by Thomas
August 3, 2014, 11:04 am
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A housewife falls for an obsequious stranger. Noël Coward’s screenplay must have been interesting to read: it’s a classic love story, but the lovers mostly just exchange glances and pleasantries with each other in a dingy train station cafe.  David Lean filmed it with a precise, restrained style and decided to play Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto over top, so that each gesture takes on huge emotional significance. Worth watching.

Brief Encounter

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Maybe the most middle class English movie ever made (and wonderful for that!).

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