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D. Lean | Sir David Lean
6' 1" (1.86 m)
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[on film adaptations] I think the best you can do in a movie is to be faithful to the author's intention in all areas. With the two Dickens films I did - Great Expectations
(1946) and Oliver Twist
(1948) - they are, oh, pencil sketches of these great novels that he wrote, but I think they are faithful. I wouldn't have been ashamed to show him the films.
Towards the end of his life, he said he would like to have another go at filming Boris Pasternak
's "Doctor Zhivago". The prerequisite for remaking the film would be the casting of Julie Christie
once again as Lara, but since she would be too old for the role, he wouldn't be able to do it.
His characters are often men of honor struggling in a cruel or alien environment