Thursday, March 25, 2010

David Lean, David Who?

1908, birth date of David Lean (d. 1991), British filmmaker (Great Expectations; Oliver Twist; Ryan's Daughter; Lawrence of Arabia, [Oscar]; Doctor Zhivago; A Passage to India; The Bridge on the River Kwai [Oscar]).

David Who?
I have good reason to be skeptical of 'experts'. One night I was listening to a film reviewer on ABC Radio in Sydney, Australia (I shouldn't be too scathing because the ABC, the national broadcaster, for a considerably long time broadcast Wilson's Almanac). A caller phoned to say he admired the films of David Lean. Neither the compère nor the expert reviewer had ever heard of the brilliant, double-Oscar-winning director ... Such is the state of Australian journalism ...

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