Encounter + Night Mail
Monday, 20 April 2009
Brief Encounter: David Lean. UK. 1945. 82 mins. Black & white. Cert PG. New print.
Night Mail: Harry Watt & Basil Wright. UK. 1936. 24 mins. Black & white. Cert U.
Brief Encounter is the ultimate story of chaste yet passionate love. Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star in this great screen adaptation of NoŽl Cowardís Still Life, along with steam trains and Rachmaninovís Second Piano Concerto. Night Mail is the ultimate steam train documentary, following the London to Glasgow mail train and including a celebrated sequence featuring WH Audenís poem and Benjamin Brittenís music.
STOP PRESS: Sudip Bhaduri, BBC Radio Lincolnshire's film reviewer, will give a short introduction to Brief Encounter.