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by Lady Sandra Lean,Barry Chattington

  • ISBN: 0233002480
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Lady Sandra Lean,Barry Chattington
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd (July 7, 2008)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1390 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1383 kb
  • Other: lrf rtf lit txt
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 717

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by Lady Sandra Lean (Author), Barry Chattington (Author). One picture in this book has always moved me in particular. It is an "intimate portrait" (though it isn't really a portrait but shows the whole man) of David Lean sitting in the desert, looking into the vast endlessness.

by Lady Sandra Lean (Author), Barry Chattington (Author). The ground isn't floating sand, but hardened sand, cracked open from the heat. David Lean sits there and seems to "suck in the feeling or spirit of the desert".

She met David Lean in 1983 and they married in 1990. For two years he was Chairman of the Directors' Guild of Great Britain. He now divides his time between writing, running a film production company and an interactive multimedia company.

Thousands of words have been written about David Lean the film director and the importance of his career; yet until now, very little has been said about the man who sacrificed much for his art. This book gives an insiders view of Lean's six marriages and is illustrated throughout with more than 300 well-known and previously unpublished photographs

David Lean: An Intimate Portrait provides a personal and rare glimpse into the. He is one of the greatest film directors of all time, with his movies David Lean: An Intimate Portrait provides a personal and rare glimpse into the life and work of the complex director of such amazing films as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Dr. Zhivago, and A Passage to India. These works raised the epic film to new levels of critical respectability.

Thank you for this beautiful book. It is in pristine condition. It has great pictures of David Lean and his films. LRB. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned

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Items related to David Lean: An Intimate Portrait. David Lean was one of the greatest moviemakers of the twentieth century. Lady Sandra Lean; Barry Chattington David Lean: An Intimate Portrait. ISBN 13: 9780789306265. He had an astonishing career that spanned six decades and included such diverse classics of the cinematic age as Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, Dr Zhivago and A Passage to India.

Collated by his widow, Lady Sandra Lean, "David Lean - An Intimate .

That's all. Just bloody good pictures". Illustrated with over 400 images, many previously unpublished, this book is a unique study of the man believed by many to be the ultimate film-maker. Format Paperback 240 pages.

Collated by his widow, Lady Sandra Lean, David Lean - An Intimate . Just bloody good pictures. Carlton Books Ltd. ISBN-10.

He was survived by his last wife, art dealer Sandra Cooke, the co-author (with Barry Chattington) of David Lean: An Intimate Portrait. as well as Peter Lean, his son from his first marriage.

For other people with the same name, see David Lean (disambiguation). British film director. He was survived by his last wife, art dealer Sandra Cooke, the co-author (with Barry Chattington) of David Lean: An Intimate Portrait. His six wives were: Isabel Lean (28 June 1930 – 1936) (his first cousin); one son, Peter.

From lowly beginnings in the film industry as a tea boy at Gaumont-British Studios, David Lean quickly became the most sought after editor in the business before moving behind the camera. What followed was an astonishing career during which his films were nominated for an incredible 57 Academy Awards, 27 of those winning Oscars. His movies were unique: they told huge stories on vast canvases and were aided by hundreds of technicians, thousands of extras and the most talented actors in the world. Yet he singularly controlled this vast army, giving pleasure and inspiration to millions.Whether it be "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "Dr Zhivago" or "A Passage to India", his films reflected his own life - the brooding perfectionist happy to sacrifice his private life for his art. Collated by his widow, Lady Sandra Lean, "David Lean - An Intimate Portrait" is an arresting and highly personal account of the life and work of her late husband. David Lean himself always said that a good book should contain "Really good pictures...That's all. Just bloody good pictures". Illustrated with over 400 images, many previously unpublished, this book is a unique study of the man believed by many to be the ultimate film-maker.

Comments

Maucage Maucage
This a beautiful book that offers one of the best celebrations in print to the superb director. Essential to Lean devotees. Lavish illustrations befitting the subject who was a true visionary.
Gann Gann
Excellent edition. The more I read of Lean the more impressed I am with his complex and multi-talents. The book gives insite to the man as well as his productions that showed up on the movie screens around the globe.
Mr.Champions Mr.Champions
"David Lean - An Intimate Portrait" is a special book, because indeed it may be one of the very books, who live up to the big words "intimate portrait". David Lean is the only director to ever manage to not only direct actors but also nature itself. The book explains how he did it, not only in text but also in documentation of storyboards, script pages and script notes, movie stills, prints of telegrams and letters, and quotes from the master himself. This wonderful supporting material brings to life how David Lean turned his visions into the movies, he wanted them to be.

One picture in this book has always moved me in particular. It is an "intimate portrait" (though it isn't really a portrait but shows the whole man) of David Lean sitting in the desert, looking into the vast endlessness. The ground isn't floating sand, but hardened sand, cracked open from the heat. David Lean sits there and seems to "suck in the feeling or spirit of the desert". Right behind David's right foot is a small area, where the hardened sand has been disturbed by David's foot, as he sat down. This mark under the desert ground is proof that the desert had gotten to David Lean. No other director would have sat down there, on the probably very hot ground, to see and feel the desert from up close. This mark on the desert ground is the secret how David Lean learned to direct nature by getting up close and personal.
Then again, I love every picture and every bit of documentation in this entire book.

It is a priceless collection of inspiring material, which should be on the book shelf of every director, photographer, and anybody involved into any kind of arts. Why? The reason can be found in a letter written by Marlon Brando to David Lean: "You are the last of a breed".
As time has passed since both David Lean and Marlon Brando have left us, we realize how true this statement is. "David Lean - An Intimate Portrait" is a reminder of what we miss so much. Many thanks to Sandra Lean and Barry Chattington for putting together this wonderful book. If I had to choose 5 books to be buried with me so I can bring them into a next/after life, this would be one of them.

I still own the original edition with black cover, which I prefer to the green one, which appears to be out now.
Thetath Thetath
David Lean is the greatest filmmaker that ever lived. This book is a great chronicle of his life. A brilliantly detailed account of both his personal and private lives. Many previously unpublished photographs. A stunning achievement by his last wife. A loving devotion to the master. This book is rich with many details of the 'lost years' between Ryan's Daughter and A Passage to India, and the attempts to make the story of Captain Bligh, and Conrad's Nostromo. (What films they would be!) The book explores the many friendships Lean held with those that worked with him, from Robert Bolt to John Box to his closest and most interesting pal, Eddie Fowlie. The book blends terrific photos as well as a very detailed text. A beautifully constructed book made with highgrade materials. A true gift from Lady Lean. Highly recommended! A wonderful companion piece to Brownlow's biography of the master. Buy this book now. Don't wait. Thank you.