This is a quick shot by David Lean, a real favorite of mine. He famously did two letter-perfect adaptations of Dickens' work - Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, and today's shot shows what a great visualist he was. Lean loved to
Of course not all incredibly effective shots are oners. This one is the culmination of a series of shots masterfully edited. And you can't talk about masterful editing without talking about David Lean. He began his career as an editor
If you haven' seen it, enjoy; in short form, the nurse station scene still works brilliantly. And if you have seen it already, maybe you've forgotten just enough. I've been startled by this more than once.
David Lean always said, in