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Powell, Michael 1905-1990

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The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

165 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell( Visual )

110 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 790 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
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 764 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
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 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
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in English and held by 544 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 516 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
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess
49th parallel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 503 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 life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

94 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 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
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

112 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

133 editions published between 1946 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 450 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
Black narcissus( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 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 edge of the world( Visual )

52 editions published between 1937 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 297 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
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of life and death: British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1940 and 2007 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 )

52 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nazi fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the mischievous scoundrel Abu helps the rightful King of Bagdad escape from prison, he finds himself involved in an incredible series of adventures. Loosely drawn from "The Arabian Nights."
 
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Powell & Pressburger : a cinema of magic spacesArrows of desire : the films of Michael Powell and Emeric PressburgerThe cinema of Michael Powell : international perspectives on an English film-makerMichael Powell : interviewsThe films of Michael Powell and the ArchersThe red shoesA life in movies : an autobiographyMichael Powell : international perspectives on an English film-maker
Alternative Names
Michael Powell, 1905-1990.

Michael Powell britischer Filmregisseur

Michael Powell Brits filmregisseur

Michael Powell brittiläinen elokuvaohjaaja

Michael Powell brytyjski reżyser

Michael Powell director de cine británico

Michael Powell English film director (1905-1990)

Michael Powell pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Michael Powell réalisateur britannique

Michael Powell regista britannico

Powell, Michael, 1905-

Powell, Michael Latham

Powell Michael Latham 1905-1990

Powell, Mickey

Powell, Micky.

Powell Micky 1905-1990

Powell, Mike 1905-1990

Μάικλ Πάουελ

Майкл Пауелл англійський кінорежисер, сценарист і продюсер

Пауэлл, Майкл

Մայքլ Փաուել

מיקל פוואל סופר בריטי

مايكل باول مخرج سينمائي

مايكل پول

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

মাইকেল পাওয়েল

마이클 파월

파웰, 마이클 1905-1990

포웰, 마이클 1905-1990

パウエル, マイケル

ポーエル, マイケル

マイケル・パウエル

迈克尔·鲍威尔

麥可·鮑爾

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