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Powell, Michael 1905-1990

Works: 317 works in 1,349 publications in 7 languages and 17,723 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Film and video adaptations  War films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Author of dialog, Other, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Michael Powell
Publications by Michael Powell
Publications by Michael Powell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Powell
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
98 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
Victoria Page is a young ballerina caught between her love for Julian Craster, the composer rehearsing her company's orchestra, and her artistic devotion to Boris Lermontov, her ballet master. Against this story is set the story of the ballet, based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, of the girl whose bewitched shoes nearly dance her to death
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( visu )
87 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,566 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( visu )
54 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 1,152 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( visu )
41 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 929 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( visu )
65 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 902 libraries worldwide
A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )
11 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in English and held by 742 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
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( visu )
41 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 707 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 and realizes that some things are more important than money
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( visu )
37 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime
49th parallel by Michael Powell( visu )
42 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 616 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 tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( visu )
29 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 520 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
The small back room ( visu )
25 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 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 tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera by Michael Powell( visu )
13 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
Contraband by Michael Powell( visu )
9 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth
The edge of the world ( visu )
32 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese presents this exquisite drama directed by Michael Powell. On a remote island off the coast of Scotland times are changing and as two young people plan to leave the island conflict and tragedy erupt
The films of Michael Powell ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Age of consent: Based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay is a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery
A waiting game by Michael Powell( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Death in the South Atlantic; the last voyage of the Graf Spee by Michael Powell( Book )
5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( visu )
49 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 146 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
One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( visu )
32 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 139 libraries worldwide
An attack across the English Channel on Stuttgart spells disaster for six airplane crewmembers. On the return flight, they are forced to bail out under heavy anti-aircraft fire, winding up stranded in German-occupied Holland. Aided by some Dutch children and an underground network, they avoid a German patrol and are able to reach the coast and return to Britain
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 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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Powell, Michael Latham
Powell Michael Latham 1905-1990
Powell, Micky.
Powell Micky 1905-1990
English (697)
French (13)
Italian (8)
German (6)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (1)
Spanish (1)
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