Taking classes as a mature student meant that I was doing a lot more than just cramming for grades in fear of my parents’ disapproval. I did my degree part-time, which means I could soak up every aspect of the experience of night classes, and among them was the opportunity to meet very interesting people of all walks of life. The woman I met in a Victorian novels course, who had grown up in pre-World War II Austria and escaped to England before living in various cities around the world, is someone I always connect to Carol Reed’s masterpiece thanks to her own familiarity with the sewer tunnels that form the film’s most famous and exciting sequence.
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