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A life in movies : an autobiography

Author: Michael Powell
Publisher: London : Faber, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michael Powell lived intimately, and abundantly, with the movies - entering the business at the end of the silent era, growing with the industry, becoming one of Britain's most highly regarded and influential film-makers. In this, the first volume of his autobiography, Powell guides us back to his beginnings on a hop farm in Kent through the first three decades of his brilliant career." "He vividly describes his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Powell; Michael Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell
ISBN: 0571204317 9780571204311
OCLC Number: 43069901
Notes: Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1986.
Description: x, 723 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael Powell.

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"Michael Powell lived intimately, and abundantly, with the movies - entering the business at the end of the silent era, growing with the industry, becoming one of Britain's most highly regarded and influential film-makers. In this, the first volume of his autobiography, Powell guides us back to his beginnings on a hop farm in Kent through the first three decades of his brilliant career." "He vividly describes his accidental start in the movie business with the maverick American silent film-maker Rex Ingram, his work on the screenplay of Hitchcock's Blackmail, how he cut his teeth as a director on 'quota-quickies' which he came to despise, and how he finally gambles everything on a film he really cared about, The Edge of the World, which caught the eye of Alexander Korda, who gave Powell his big break by hiring him to work on The Thief of Bagdad." "Together with the Hungarian screenwriter, Emeric Pressburger, Powell went on to create some of the most inventive films ever made in Britian: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, I Know Where I'm Going, A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes - films which have become inspirations for directors around the world."--BOOK JACKET.

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