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    I watched this again tonight. The blue ray version. Its so captivating. Does anyone know where the bridge scene was filmed? Or was it on a stage lot somewhere ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by samper View Post
    I watched this again tonight. The blue ray version. Its so captivating. Does anyone know where the bridge scene was filmed? Or was it on a stage lot somewhere ...
    Middle Fell Bridge, Langdale Beck, Lake district, link below to then and now pic, seems very remote!

    Cumbria Film Locations

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    Thanks for the link.

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    Sorry if these have been posted before

    Carnforth Railway Station

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    BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Soul Music, Series 13, Rachmaninov, 2nd Piano Concerto

    Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto, which was famously featured in David Lean's film "Brief Encounter", is one of the world's most popular pieces of classical. In this programme people describe the way in which Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto has touched and shaped their lives. The programme features a pianist from Taiwan whose memories of a repressive childhood were dispelled by the emotions contained within this music. Plus a story from an acclaimed pianist from Argentina who was told she would never play the piano again after a serious car accident, but who has recently performed this piece in New York. And finally an account of the place that this piece of passionate and heartfelt music played in the life of John Peel and his family, told by his wife Sheila Ravenscroft.

    The concerto is also given historical and musical context in the programme by pianists Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley.

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    I must be the only person the planet that has never seen "Brief Encounter" - or at least not the original. The version I saw was a very strange one with Sophie Loren. I did listen to radio programme mentions and found all the stories very moving !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimuae View Post
    I must be the only person the planet that has never seen "Brief Encounter" - or at least not the original. The version I saw was a very strange one with Sophie Loren. I did listen to radio programme mentions and found all the stories very moving !
    Goodness Gracious Me also did a very good parody of / homage to Brief Encounter.

    It was set on an Indian railway station and they kept getting interrupted by the char wallah. At the end the woman got up onto the roof of the train


    Victoria Wood did this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajC4Az4wscc

    Steve

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    haha good one.

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    In brief encounter I like the very eloquent english accent of Celia Johnson, and of course Trevor Howard was very attractive.Their love seemed so innocent, and with the Rachmaninovs concert playing in the background it was a good film
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    Talking of parodies the recent re-availability of Diana Rigg's 'Three Piece Suite' series on DVD means we can now all enjoy 'Briefer Encounter', where she (Laura) and Alec (Peter Barkworth) have fallen on hard times to our amusement. Only 10 minutes or so but a lovely little skit.

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    Amazon only seem to have Region 1 version though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimuae View Post
    Amazon only seem to have Region 1 version though.
    Are you sure you didn't check Amazon.com?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brief-Encounter-Restored-Celia-Johnson/dp/B001AJ34BM/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1330016938&sr=1-1


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rank-70th-An...0016938&sr=1-6


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    Sorry Captain - I was referring to the Diana Rigg "Three peice Suite"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimuae View Post
    Sorry Captain - I was referring to the Diana Rigg "Three peice Suite"
    Ah, it did seem a bit odd Are you sure your player isn't multi-region? It's quite hard to get one that isn't nowadays.

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    LOL! Mine is an ancient steam-driven player !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimuae View Post
    LOL! Mine is an ancient steam-driven player !
    I bought one last year for �25 from Argos that plays everything. Maybe yours will die soon and you can buy a new one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brent View Post
    In my humble opinion the Richard Burton version of 'Brief Encounter' comes nowhere near the origional version.

    Its like comparing a Schoolboys Division with the Premier League.

    The origional has all the class.



    Dave.
    I completely agree, not saying anything about Burton/Loren, but there's no comparison between the versions. The re-make just doesn't capture the spirit of the film. The cinematography of the original is so well crafted, so cleverly done.

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    The role which eventually went to Richard Burton in the remake (which was an awful mistake) was originally set for Robert Shaw. He had a lucky escape, I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Goodness Gracious Me also did a very good parody of / homage to Brief Encounter.

    It was set on an Indian railway station and they kept getting interrupted by the char wallah. At the end the woman got up onto the roof of the train


    Victoria Wood did this one

    Steve
    They aren't the only ones to make a parody, we made one too using characters from a sitcom we're working on based on the people of Woolwich in London:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tidaNUjW6Q

    We selected three scenes from the film and tried to film it as closely as possible to the manner in which the original was shot, let me know what you think. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NowVoyager View Post
    Love the pics, Mark O. Hope to go there one day.

    These days I tend to agree with Monica MC's interpretation (although I didn't think so when I was younger).

    Monica, you might be interested in this quote from 'Queen Christina':

    "A great love, a perfect love is an illusion. It is the golden fable of which we all dream.
    In an ordinary life, it doesn't happen. In an ordinary life we must be content with less."

    The words were spoken by Garbo, of course. I think the question in terms of 'Brief Encounter' might be: Is what Laura feels for her husband 'less' or is it just different ie. real and enduring?
    Now that I am in the midst of Laura's briar patch myself, though, that lovely interpretation seems like codswallop.

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