Marjorie Mars on the cover
Number: 9 Series: 9
The entire magazine dedicated to the novelization of the film “ Brief Encounter ”
Year of Publication: 1956
Type of publication: Movie Magazine
Publisher: Agência Portuguesa de Revistas
Size: 16,9 / 12,1 cm
Original Price: 1,50$
The Colecção Cinema is a Portuguese magazine published between 1952 and 1967. Totally dedicated to movies.
It has 3 formats and 27 series. In the first series (1952) 20 issues were edited. Each issue contains the novelization of several films. The format is 21,3/28,7cm. Between the second and the seventh series (1953-1956), each series has 10 numbers. Each number contained 3 or 4 movie novelizations. Its format is 16,9/23,9cm.
The 8/26 series (1956-1964), have 20 numbers each. Each one corresponds to a movie.
The 27 series (1964/1965) contains other articles besides a single movie. More than 100 numbers came out. The 8/27 series have the format of 12,1/16,9cm.
In 1967 a third phase comes out with more than 20 issues published and in each issue 2 films (12,1/16,9cm).
Writers: Noël Coward / Anthony Havelock-Allan / David Lean
Release Date: 1945
Original Title: Brief Encounter
Portuguese Title: Breve Encontro
The story is told from the perspective of Laura Jesson (Johnson), a small-town housewife. She is married to a decent man who, however, pays more attention to crosswords than to her. To escape boredom, she takes the train to the big city every week to shop and see a matinee film.
At the end of one such day out, she gets some coal dust in her eye at the station. Another passenger, doctor Alec Harvey (Howard), helps her remove the grit. Both are in their early thirties, married, and have two children. The doctor is a general practitioner in another provincial town who also comes to the big city once a week to help out in the hospital.
An animated conversation ensues, and both drink tea in the station restaurant, where they each wait for their own train home. Soon, they fall in love with each other. They start making discreet dates, in cafes and cinemas, to keep their meetings secret. At one point Alec is allowed to borrow a friend’s house for an evening, but their love is not consummated because the friend unexpectedly returns early. This is a sign for them that the relationship really cannot continue; they decide to remain faithful to their families and not to see each other again.