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The Cinema of Powell and Pressburger

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were true visionaries of British cinema, creating glorious Technicolor masterpieces including A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948).

Delving into their magical and obsessive worlds, this lavishly-illustrated publication presents fresh perspectives on the filmmaking duo, shining the spotlight not only on them, but also on their circle of talented collaborators.

Thelma Schoonmaker, Caitlin McDonald, Alexandra Harris, Mahesh Rao, Sarah Street, Ian Christie and Marina Warner write about the key figures who shared Powell and Pressburger's creative journey, and Tilda Swinton, Tim Walker, Sarah Greenwood, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Sandy Powell, Joanna Hogg and Stephen Jones reflect on the ways in which Powell and Pressburger's stories and images have haunted and inspired them in their own work. The Cinema of Powell and Pressburger draws on the BFI's stunning design and archive collections, as well as key objects held in other public and private collections.

Nathalie Morris is a writer, film historian and curator. She has held senior curatorial positions at the BFI National Archive and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, and has organised exhibitions on many aspects of cinema history including the art of the Hollywood backdrop, Indian cinema posters, women and silent cinema in Britain, and British Hitchcock.

Claire Smith is Senior Curator of Special Collections at the BFI National Archive, where she curates filmmakers' paper archives and the photographic and graphic arts collections. She has contributed to publications for the V&A Museum, The Henry Moore Foundation, the Royal Academy, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the BFI, as well as conducting research for exhibitions across these organisations.

Title: The Cinema of Powell and Pressburger

Format: Hardcover

Product dimensions: 216 pages, 10" H x 8" W

Shipping dimensions: 216 pages, 10" H x 8" W

Published: October 5, 2023

Publisher: British Film Institute

Language: English

ISBN: 9781838719173

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