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Archers (Firm)

Overview
Works: 27 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 6,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Religious films  Comedy films  Film excerpts  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Opera films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Archers (Firm)
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,683 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
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( visu )
20 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,322 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 )
24 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,126 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 )
12 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 629 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 )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 560 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 513 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 373 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 60 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
Essential art house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Ikiru: "Kanji Watanabe, an isolated, inward city office clerk discovers he has stomach cancer and little time left on earth ... Depicts Watanabe's last months and how his final decisions affect those left behind"--Container
One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 13 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 silver fleet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 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
Essential art house ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The tales of Hoffmann: "A splendid Technicolor fantasia of dreams and nightmares that incorporates ballet, song, and stunning visual effects."--Container
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 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 British cinema the other tradition. No. 2] ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The British cinema is generally characterised as a cinema of realism and restraint ranging from wartime understatement (In Which We Serve, The Cruel Sea) to a kind of forlorn romanticism (Brief Encounter). But there is another tradition, more akin to early 19th century English Romanticism, represented by Gainsborough melodramas, the exoticism of Powell and Pressburger's productions and (in the late fifties and sixties) by Hammer horror. The vigour of Gainsborough productions is evident in Fanny by Gaslight, a period costume melodrama about a woman's strength in the face of adversity. The Red Shoes is deliriously expressionistic in the portrayal of the young ballet dancer's enslavement to her art
The life and death of Colonel Blimp, and, A matter of life and death ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A matter of life and death: Squadron Leader Peter Carter is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a female radio operator. He survives miraculously and falls in love with her but is haunted by strange hallucinations and has in fact suffered a severe concussion
The Red shoes by John Benjamin Powell( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The wild heart by Mary Webb( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Hazel Woodus, a young girl living on the Welsh border, marries the local minister after reading a prophecy that she must marry the first man who proposes to her. Unfortunately Hazel does not feel passionate about him and soon she fails to resist the dubious charms of of the rough and ready local squire, Jack Reddin. However, as Hazel tries to re-build he failed marriage after experiencing Heddin's cruelty, fate deals her one more surprise." [Container]
[The British cinema the other tradition. No. 1] ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The British cinema is generally characterised as a cinema of realism and restraint. But there is another tradition, more akin to early nineteenth century English Romanticism than later nineteenth century Victorian realism, represented by Gainsborough melodramas, the exoticism of Powell and Pressburger's productions and (in the late fifties and sixties) Hammer horror. The Seventh Veil is a Gainsborough melodrama with Freudian overtones not far removed from its Hollywood counterparts. A notable feature of this 'other' tradition is the more open portrayal of desire evident in the imaginative eroticism of the Gothic melodrama Black Narcissus
 
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Archer Film Productions
Archer Films (Firm)
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English (114)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
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