Brief Encounter - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
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Brief Encounter - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 11/11/2015
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Brief Encounter (1945), adapted from Noel Coward's play Still Life, is a classic of British cinema - a tale of impossible love between a married woman and a man she meets while waiting for a train. Though it's a film made by men, it is the woman's voice we hear recounting the story of a small-town love affair and her renunciation of it.

In his lucid analysis of the film, Richard Dyer explores how its depiction of powerful feelings kept under wraps is a definitive example of a particularly English style of emotional restraint, but also how it spoke to a gay audience for whom this subject - forbidden love between ordinary people - had a special resonance.

This reissued edition features original cover artwork by Rania Moudaress and a substantial new foreword that revisits the film and recent readings of it, covering its enduring legacy and adaptation for theatre and television.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781844578771
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 147 g
Dimensions: 135 x 135 x 5 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2015

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