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Powell & Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces

Author: Andrew Moor
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Cinema and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The filmmaking partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger was one of the most remarkable and visionary in cinema. They made an extraordinary range of films, from The Spy in Black and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp to A Canterbury Tale and The Red Shoes. With champions like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and revived critical interest worldwide, they now find new generations of admirers. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell, Regisseur.; Emeric Pressburger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Moor
ISBN: 1850438587 9781850438588 1850439478 9781850439479
OCLC Number: 56965101
Description: xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Magic spaces: migration, home and the national --
Alien territories and enemy lines --
The spy in black, Contraband, 49th parallel, ' ... one of our aircraft is missing' --
Satire, epic and memory --
The life and death of Colonel Blimp --
Two pastorals --
A Canterbury Tale, I know where I'm going! --
Post-war masculinities: the pilot and the back-room boy-A matter of life and death, the small back room --
Post-war femininities: mopu, madness and melodrama --
Black narcissus --
Art and artists --
The red shoes, The tales of Hoffmann.
Series Title: Cinema and society.
Other Titles: Powell and Pressburger
Responsibility: Andrew Moor.
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The filmmaking partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger was one of the most remarkable and visionary in cinema. They made an extraordinary range of films, from The Spy in Black and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp to A Canterbury Tale and The Red Shoes. With champions like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and revived critical interest worldwide, they now find new generations of admirers. This illuminating new book looks closely at these classic films to explore their complex relationship to national identity, and their developing interest in exile, borderlands, utopias, escapism, art and fantasy. Moor reveals how the visual imagery of the films of World War II question current cinematic styles and how post-war films like The Red Shoes and The Tales of Hoffman - in their highly expressive use of design, music and dance - are international in character.

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