Inspired by Film Forum's upcoming David Lean retrospective, I take down itv's excellent Region 2 box "The David Lean Collection" from the shelf, and review/preview some of the delights and revelations contained therein/on their way to the Manhattan screen. With the exceptions of Brief Encounter and the Dickens stuff, Lean's work from 1942 to 1954 is frequently given the short shrift, which is ridiculous given its richness. Particularly recommended to skeptics is the above-featured The Passionate Friends. I go into more detail over at The Auteur's Notebook with my Monday Morning Foreign Region DVD Report on the Lean collection. Comment there or here.