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Michael Powell: International Perspectives on an English Film-maker

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The films of Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), among them I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), A Matter of Life and Death(1947), and The Red Shoes (1948), are landmarks in British cinema, standing apart from the realist and comic mainstream with a highly stylized aesthetic and themes of romantic longing and spiritual crisis. Film lovers and filmmake ...more
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Published July 6th 2005 by British Film Institute
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Michael Powell's The Red Shoes and Life and Death of Col. Blimp are two of the finest films of all time. This collection of very complicated essays suggests why, as well as making the case for other, to my mind lesser, films to join the duo on their pedestal.

As this is a collection it is a bit uneven: I found myself thinking "were all of these decisions really intentional, as presented" at times, although this hearkens back to the start of my English degree when I thought the same. My answer th
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Ian Christie is Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London.
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