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Michael Powell

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Seventy Years Ago… The Return of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

“Forty years ago… forty years ago” is the ghostly refrain that accompanies the old Blimp General Wynne-Candy falling into a pool in the Turkish bath

Michael Powell Down Under: Norman Lindsay’s Age of Consent

A Backstory Thursday 27 March 1969 was an iconic day in the evolution of the modern Australian cinema. In Melbourne, at the Forum Cinema, Tim

Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus (1947 UK 100 mins) Prod Co: The Archers/Independent Producers Prod, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, from the novel

The Hedonistic Modernity of Sydney in They’re a Weird Mob

Michael Powell’s 1966 satire on Australian life-style made extensive use of Sydney locations. Collins discusses a range of cultural discourses that frame conceptions of the

Contexts in which to Place They’re a Weird Mob and into which You Might Never Have Placed it Before

This article was originally published in Cteq: Annotations on Film when it was a supplement of Metro 111, 1997. It has been slightly revised. They’re

All for Art(-ifice): The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951 UK 128 mins) Source: BFI Prod Co: The Archers for London Films Productions Prod, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Scr:

The Small Back Room

The Small Back Room (1949 UK 108 mins) Source: BFI Prod Co: London Film Productions/The Archers Prod, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Nigel Balchin, based on

A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale (1944 UK 124 mins) Source: NFVLS Prod Co: The Archers Prod, Dir, Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Phot: Edwin Hillier Ed: John

Oh Boy! Oh Rosalinda!! and The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Oh Rosalinda!! (1955 UK 101 mins) Source: BFI Prod Co: Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger Prod, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Scr: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the World (1937 UK 81 mins) Source: BFI Prod Co: Rock Studios Prod: Joe Rock Dir, Scr: Michael Powell Phot: Ernest Palmer,

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