Clearly the Criterion Collection likes the British director, considering this is our 4th title from him. I can't fault them on it, though. Dude knows how to make a movie. 1945's Brief Encounter, adapted from a Noel Coward one-act play, is an emotional rollercoaster if you're into the affairs of the middle class in Britain between the Wars. Or at least into a movie that can get you into the affairs of the middle class in Britain between the Wars. This is our earliest Lean so far, but he's already in top form. Pat and I discuss it on this week's Lost in Criterion.