David Lean Directs Noël Coward [The Criterion Collection #603]
Brief Encounter / In Which We Serve / This Happy Breed (1944) / Blithe Spirit
4xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 407 mins | Total: 30,7 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Romance, Drama, War, Fantasy
In the 1940s, the wit of playwright Noël Coward and the craft of filmmaker David Lean melded harmoniously in one of cinema’s greatest writer-director collaborations. With the wartime military drama sensation In Which We Serve, Coward and Lean (along with producing partners Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan) embarked on a series of literate, socially engaged, and enormously entertaining pictures that ranged from domestic epic (This Happy Breed) to whimsical comedy (Blithe Spirit) to poignant romance (Brief Encounter). These films created a lasting testament to Coward’s artistic legacy and introduced Lean’s visionary talents to the world.