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Brief Encounter (1945) is a classic of British cinema. This second edition of the BFI Classic features original cover artwork and a new foreword.

Brief Encounter (1945) is a classic of British cinema. This second edition of the BFI Classic features original cover artwork and a new foreword.

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Adapted from Noel Coward's play Still LifeBrief Encounter (1945) is a classic of British cinema - a tale of impossible love that still resonates today.  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.

Adapted from Noel Coward's play Still LifeBrief Encounter (1945) is a classic of British cinema - a tale of impossible love that still resonates today.  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.

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SKU 9781844578771
Author(s) Dyer, Richard
Subtitle BFI Classic
Publisher(s) BFI Palgrave
Format Paperback
Original publication date 11 Nov 2015
Edition 2nd
Number of pages 80

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