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Pressburger, Emeric 1902-1988

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Publications by Emeric Pressburger
Publications by Emeric Pressburger, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Emeric Pressburger
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
102 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,937 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( visu )
99 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,565 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 )
66 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of an 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
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( visu )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy about a rich girl on her way to marry a rich old man because she believes that money brings happiness until she meets a Scottish naval officer
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )
17 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and German and held by 674 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( visu )
44 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a 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 )
33 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 592 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( visu )
32 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 554 libraries worldwide
A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
The small back room by Michael Powell( visu )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 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
Contraband by Michael Powell( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 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
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( visu )
2 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Some war violence
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( visu )
56 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 159 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
Killing a mouse on Sunday by Emeric Pressburger( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Spanish Civil War hero, exiled in France, hears that his mother is dying across the border and that the police captain has set a trap for him
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Book )
7 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and held by 135 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
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( visu )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 132 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
A matter of life and death by Ian Christie( Book )
7 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and French and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The films of Michael Powell ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
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
One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( visu )
26 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"In the darkness of an English morning, a Wellington bomber flies home across the North Sea. In a blinding flash, it crashes into the high tension wires above the base. Forced to bail out, the six crewmen are wandering around occupied Holland. ... With diehard courage they head toward the North Sea and freedom. After eluding enemy soldiers and quislings, they find themselves trapped inside Nazi headquarters, forced to trust the woman who offers to smuggle them home."--External container
Stairway to heaven ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 82 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 nether world between heaven and Earth, and in love with an American radio operator, he must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal
 
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Emeric Pressburger Brits filmregisseur
Emeric Pressburger cineasta húngaro-británico
Emeric Pressburger réalisateur, scénariste et producteur hongro-britannique
Emeric Pressburger regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico ungherese
Emeric Pressburger ungarisch-britischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent
Imre Pressburger
Imrie, Richard
Imrie, Richard 1902-1988
Pressburger
Pressburger 1902-1988
Pressburger, Emerich
Pressburger, Emmerich
Preßburger, Emmerich 1902-1988
Pressburger, Imre
Pressburger, Imre 1902-1988
Pressburger, Imre Jozef
Pressburger, Imre József
Pressburger, Imre József 1902-1988
Pressburger Imre magyar származású angol forgatókönyvíró, filmrendező és producer
Richard, Imre
Richard Imrie 1902-1988
Прессбургер, Эмерих
امریک پرسبرگر
프레스버거, 에메릭 1902-1988
エメリック・プレスバーガー
艾默利·普萊斯柏格
Languages
English (560)
German (10)
French (8)
Italian (7)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (3)
Danish (2)
Chinese (1)
Persian (1)
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