Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sight & Sound Challenge: Brief Encounter (1945)

Film: Brief Encounter (122/250) 
First Time/Rewatch: First Time


Oh man, I absolutely loved this one. The incredibly romantic and sad story of two strangers sharing a, well, "brief encounter" is one that will stay with me. Laura (Celia Johnson) and Alec (Trevor Howard) have a chemistry that smolders, and so much lies in the unsaid and the undone. From the classical score to the narration and the repeated first and final scene, it all works. It's streamlined but packed with emotion. My heart ached for these characters and I can't wait to revisit this one again and again.

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