Brief Encounter (1945)- David Lean directs Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard

On TCM 11/12/16 on TCM and shown at the 2016 TCMFF –Brief Encounter (1945) -Master Director David Lean captures the sparks of an unexpected romantic rendezvous at a railway station between married strangers Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. I love the seemingly routine railway station refreshment room scene at the beginning where the couple run into a talkative acquaintance of Celia who monopolizes the conversation – but catch the repeat of this same scene later in the action after we learn about the couple’s inner misery and the significance of this moment which certainly was not routine!



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