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200,000 Feet On Foula
This book describes Michael Powell's epic attempt to make his film, Edge of the World, in 1936. Told in the manner of a adventure story, the book gives a vivid impression of the enormous difficulties Powell faced in his attempt to tell the story of how the Outer Isles of Scotland were slowly being depopulated.
Hardcover, UK FIrst, 352 pages
Published January 1938 by Faber and Faber
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The son of Thomas William Powell & Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the South of France (where his parents ran an hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury & Dulwich College he first worked at the National Provincial Bank from 1922 - 1925. In 1925 he joined Rex Ing ...moreMore about Michael Powell...