Brief Encounter (297/1001)

Film 297 in the ‘1001 films to see before you die’ challenge is 1945’s “Brief Encounter”. Directed by David Lean and based on Noël Coward’s play entitled “Still Life”, this romantic drama is about British suburban life, centering on Laura (Celia Johnson), a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a stranger, Alec (Trevor Howard). Maybe it’s because I’m going through another one of my insomnia phases but this film was really boring. Nothing noteworthy happened. Just a woman who looks like Steve Buscemi looking miserable about life and looking for everything to complain about in a ‘I’ll speak in my head but somehow everyone watching his somehow knows what I’m saying’ way. Apologies for not saying a whole lot but nothing happened. Fun fact of the film – Noël Coward makes a small cameo in this film as the voice of the station announcer. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I said while watching 1945’s ‘Brief Encounter’.

Film – Brief Encounter
Year – 1945
Director – David Lean
Written by – Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame
Based On – “Still Life” by Noel Coward (play)
Staring – Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway
IMDb Rating – 8.1/10
My Rating – ZZZzzzz
Length – 86 min  (1h 26min)
Genre – Romance, Drama

Unlike The Flying Scotsman, that train wasn’t delayed because of people standing on tracks taking selfies

I have no idea what they are saying

‘I’ve been shopping ’til I’ve dropped’ – You only got two bags

She looks like a female Steve Buscemi

Yes! Head to your train when it’s about to depart

The audio doesn’t match with anyone’s lips

How to cure illness in this film – BRANDY!!!!

Did she just refer to her lover as a ‘creature’?

I still have no idea what anyone is talking about

We all have that one friend who doesn’t know when to shut up

9 minutes in and I have no idea what’s happening

Welcome to Letchworth

Jeez! She’s a bossy child

Hold up! Did he just say that he and his wife should beat their kids up and lock them in an attic just so they can go to the theatre?!?

Milford to Letchworth – A 2h 38m journey that costs £31.80 for a return

Who’s house has a library?

Let’s kill time with a crossword

I know our kids are trying to sleep before school the next day but let’s play loud classical music because we can



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