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Archers (Firm)

Works: 36 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 6,902 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Comedy films  Religious films  Film excerpts  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Opera films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications by Archers (Firm)
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Most widely held works by Archers (Firm)
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,652 libraries worldwide
Stylized fairy tale of a young ballerina torn between two creative, possesive men, one a struggling composer, the other an autocratic dance impresario
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( visu )
22 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
The awesome grandeur of the majestic Himalayas is the setting for this haunting emotional stunner about the isolation, madness, spiritual failures and sexual frustrations that overwhelm five missionary nuns in a mountaintop convent
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( visu )
21 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
It is considered by many to be the finest British film ever made. A stirring masterpiece like no other. The indelible General Clive Candy barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history (1902 to 1942), only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, and aging
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( visu )
10 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 635 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( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 568 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 )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 520 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 small back room by Michael Powell( visu )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
The story of a lame scientist in WWII Britain, frustrated by his handicap and government bureaucrats, and embittered to those around him, who gets a chance at heroism when an unexploded German bomb threatens the town
Whisper in the air ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The story of Guglielmo Marconi, the genius who invented the wireless radio and helped change the planet into a global village
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( visu )
9 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A matter of life and death is a story of two worlds the one we know and another which exists only in the mind of a young airman whose life and imagination have been violently shaped by war. Squadron leader Peter Carter (Niven) is alone, apart from the body of his radio operator, in a blazing plane over the English Channel and is about to bail out - without a parachute. Then he jumps, falling through the fog and is washed ashore. He appears to be unhurt but all is not as it seems
... One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 45 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
Essential art house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The life and death of Colonel Blimp: "Famous British cartoon character Colonel Blimp was made flesh and blood in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's complex, humane portrait of a well-mannered soldier, whom the film follows through the first half of the twentieth century"--Container
The Red shoes ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A young ballerina is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
The red shoes ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina who's torn between the demands of a career and love -- and doomed by her compulsion to dance
The silver fleet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Set during the occupation of Holland during World War II, the owner of a Dutch shipyard pretends to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect his employees and his family
A Canterbury tale ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Reworking of Chaucer's epic 14th century tale, largely set in 1940s wartime Kent. It centers on three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims: a plainspoken American Army sergeant (Sweet), a resourceful British sergeant (Price), and a melancholy landgirl (Sim). While enroute to Canterbury, they are waylaid and forced to solve a bizarre village crime: the mystery of a man who pours glue over the hair of village girls at night
The life and death of Colonel Blimp ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 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. DVD
The Life and death of Colonel Blimp ( visu )
3 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger dramatise the life of Clive Candy spanning five decades from the Boer War to World War 2. Candy is Colonel Blimp but he is more than David Low's symbol of British procrastination, regard for tradition and all the things that were losing the war. Although the film is dedicated to the New Army of Britain, Candy is portrayed in an essentially affectionate way but kept at a certain distance. He is clearly at odds with his times, out of touch with the great changes going on around him. But sympathy is extended to him as a loner who although he cannot change, is ultimately able to face up to the realities of the times
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In Jacques Offenbach's fantasy opera, the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann has dreams of three different women--a performing mechanical doll, a bejewelled siren who steals his reflection and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer--who break his heart in three different ways. This presentation is a cinematic intrepretation of Offenback's opera
Essential art house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mayerling: "The profoundly emotional true story of the doomed adulterous affair between Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austrian throne, and the young and innocent baron's daughter Maria Vetsera."--Container
I know where I'm going ( visu )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A young woman plans to marry a rich old man because she believes that money brings happiness until she meets a Scottish naval officer
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