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Powell, Michael 1905-1990

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Most widely held works by Michael Powell
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

133 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young ballerina is torn between love and success
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

121 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

76 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member 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
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy by Michael Powell( Visual )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often hailed as the greatest fantasy film ever made, The Thief of Bagdad was a crowning achievement. Deservedly winning Academy Awards this Arabian Nights adventure appeals to all ages with its fantastical tale of Abu (Sabu), the little thief who befriends the prince of Bagdad (John Justin) and foils the nefarious plans of the evil grand vizier (Conrad Veidt), who seizes control of Bagdad and covets the princess of Basra (Joan Duprez). From its gorgeous, epic-scale sets to flying horses, magic carpets, and, best of all, Rex Ingram's towering jinni of the bottle, this Thief has all the magic of the tales that inspired it, and vibrant Technicolor brings it all to life in dazzling style. Six esteemed directors worked on this infamously troubled production, but the final result exceeded all expectations, becoming an instant classic that endures to this day
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell( Visual )

97 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

59 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member 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
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member 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 and realizes that some things are more important than money
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

56 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

57 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member 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 red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and German and held by 657 WorldCat member 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
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

32 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member 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
The edge of the world( Visual )

41 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents this exquisite drama directed by Michael Powell. On a remote island off the coast of Scotland times are changing and as two young people plan to leave the island conflict and tragedy erupt
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member 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
... One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nazi fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch
A waiting game by Michael Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in the South Atlantic; the last voyage of the Graf Spee by Michael Powell( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member 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
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member 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
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member 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
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The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Alternative Names
Michael Powell britischer Filmregisseur

Michael Powell Brits filmregisseur

Michael Powell brytyjski reżyser

Michael Powell director de cine británico

Michael Powell réalisateur britannique

Michael Powell regista britannico

Powell, Michael Latham

Powell Michael Latham 1905-1990

Powell, Mickey

Powell, Micky.

Powell Micky 1905-1990

Μάικλ Πάουελ

Пауэлл, Майкл

מיקל פוואל סופר בריטי

مايكل باول

مایکل پاول تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

마이클 파월

파웰, 마이클 1905-1990

パウエル, マイケル

ポーエル, マイケル




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