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Powell, Michael 1905-1990

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The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

134 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

121 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

87 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy by Michael Powell( Visual )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell( Visual )

98 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frank exploration of voyeurism and violence in this study of a maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances by actors, ballet dancers and operatic performers. The opera dramatizes the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

62 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

56 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

57 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
The red shoes by H. C Andersen( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Page is so torn between two men, Boris Lermontov who can make her dream of being a ballet dancer come true and the man she loves, Julian Craster
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

32 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of life and death: British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator
The edge of the world( Visual )

41 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the story of two families living in a fishing community in the Shetland Islands, who are forced to leave their homes when their waters are fished out
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the early days of World War II, Conrad Veidt as a Danish sea captain and Valerie Hobson as his enigmatic passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. In evocativley Hitchcockian fashion, the plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. DVD
... One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nazi fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch
A waiting game by Michael Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in the South Atlantic; the last voyage of the Graf Spee by Michael Powell( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

62 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, an English pilot survives a jump from his burning plane due to an angel's incompetence. Caught in a netherworld between heaven and Earth, and in love with an American radio operator, he must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British Intelligence against a wily and powerful military opponent"--Container
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp traces, in flashback, the intertwined lives of a dashing young officer and his German Counterpart from their first encounter, fighting a duel in Berlin in 1902, to a double defeat - the gallant British officer becomes a crusty old Blimp, and his gallant German counterpart arrives in England as a pathetic refugee from Nazi Germany. The plot is juxtaposed to that of the British officer's thrice lost love - which introduces a disturbing undercurrent of romantic pessimism into what might otherwise seem a nostalgic chronicle. This volume also contains documentary material relevant to Powell and Pressburger's struggle to get the film made in war-torn Britain
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Powell britischer Filmregisseur

Michael Powell Brits filmregisseur

Michael Powell brytyjski reżyser

Michael Powell director de cine británico

Michael Powell réalisateur britannique

Michael Powell regista britannico

Powell, Michael Latham

Powell Michael Latham 1905-1990

Powell, Mickey

Powell, Micky.

Powell Micky 1905-1990

Powell, Mike 1905-1990

Μάικλ Πάουελ

Пауэлл, Майкл

מיקל פוואל סופר בריטי

مايكل باول

مایکل پاول تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

마이클 파월

파웰, 마이클 1905-1990

パウエル, マイケル

ポーエル, マイケル

マイケル・パウエル

迈克尔·鲍威尔

麥可·鮑爾

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The life and death of Colonel BlimpPeeping TomLes contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of HoffmannThe red shoesThe small back roomThe films of Michael PowellThe life and death of Colonel Blimp