Michael Powell Overview:

Director, Michael Powell, was born Michael Latham Powell on Sep 30, 1905 in Bekesbourne, England. Powell died at the age of 84 on Feb 19, 1990 in Avening, England and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Churchyard Cemetery in Avening Gloucestershire, England.



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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, and Emeric Pressburger)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 10, 2018 From The Stop Button

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp runs two and three-quarters hours and takes place over forty years. The former?s passage is sublime, the latter?s is subtle. Directors Powell and Pressburger bookend the film in the present, then flashback. The lead at the start of the film is James McKechnie. He?... Read full article

Age of Consent (1969, )

on Apr 13, 2011 From The Stop Button

With Age of Consent, Powell bewilders. His approach to James Mason and Helen Mirren?s dramatic arcs is excellent, but then he includes this terrible comedy material. He?s got a bunch of slapstick in an otherwise very gentle drama. Mason is a successful artist who feels like a sellout so he runs off ... Read full article

’s Peeping Tom (1960): Take Me to Your Cinema!

By Amy on Nov 30, -0001 From Random Pictures

Part of The British Invasion Blogathon. I first saw this peculiar film about ten years ago, sometime when I was still in grad school. I can?t remember why; I must have stumbled across it at the very fine Four Star Video Heaven, which is?somewhat miraculously?still in business. Neither am I sure why ... Read full article

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Ian Christie of the British Film Institute (BFI) has led a revival of interest in Powell's work. He has organized many Michael Powell Seasons at the BFI/NFT (British Film Institute/National Film Theatre) and initiated restoration work on many of Powell's classic films that were thought to be lost in their original form.

Powell has been quoted as saying that A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) had a very critical impact on his career.

Kevin Gough-Yates pioneered the recovery of Powell's and Emeric Pressburger's reputations in Europe. He organized the first major retrospective of their works in 1970 at the National Film Theatre in London and published the seminal interview "Michael Powell in Collaboration with Emeric Pressburger". In 1973 Gough-Yates organized the Europalia exhibition at the Royal Film Archive, Belgium, and featured the Powell/Pressburger films as its main focus. Another important interview with Powell was again published. Subsequently he was the main catalyst in getting the films known throughout Europe.

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