Sir David Lean (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
ORIGINAL CAPTION: “The irrepressible Peter O’Toole models his Arab dressing gown (a souvenir of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’) for the benefit of his ‘Lord Jim’ leading lady, Israeli actress Daliah Lavi. With them (seated) is Jean Simmons, wife of the film’s director-writer Richard Brooks. They are on the ‘Lord Jim’ stockade set at Preah Khan, Cambodia.
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…but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly-discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seems to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it. In this enchanted mood, thy spirit ebbs away to whence it came; becomes diffused through time and space…
-Herman Melville (Moby Dick)
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