Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

The British film-making partnership of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger are considered one of the best director teams of all time, making a series of influential films in the 1940s and 50s. Their collaborations — 24 films between 1939 and 1972 – were mainly derived from original stories by Pressburger with the script written by Powell. Powell did most of the directing while Pressburger did most of the producing and also assisted with the editing, especially the way the music was used. The pair unusually chose to take double credit as writer-director-producer and to many were known as The Archers, with their iconic logo which was an arrow hitting its target. Early on in their career Michael Powell was already an experienced director, having worked his way up from making silent films. He first met Pressburger during his first film for Hungarian producer Alexander Korda. Emeric Pressburger, who had come from Hungary in 1935, already worked for Korda, and was asked to do some rewrites for the film. After the two collaborated with a run of anti-Nazi propaganda spy thrillers, most famously the 49th Parallel (1941), the pair decided to adopt a joint for writer-producer-director, while making reference to ‘The Archers’ in the credits of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp in 1943. They immediately incorporated their own production company, Archers Film Productions, and adopted a distinctive target logo which began each film. The joint credit ‘Written, Produced and Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’ indicates their joint responsibility for their own work and that they weren’t beholden to any studio or other producers. They began to form a group of regular cast and crew members who were to work with them on many films over the next twelve years. Hardly any of these people were ever under contract to The Archers as they were hired film by film. Throughout the remainder of the war the two released a series of highly acclaimed films including A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where I’m Going! (1945), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). Many of Powell and Pressburger’s films are known for being shot in glorious three-strip Technicolor with over-the-top color schemes, highly stylized sets, vibrant matte paintings and enchanting special effects. Their creative collaborative efforts have become influential and iconic for many young aspiring directors, most famously Martin Scorsese whose Film Foundation has played a key part in many of their films restorations. The two are now seen as an significant component in the history of British film and in 1981 Powell and Pressburger were recognized for their contributions to British cinema with the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the most prestigious award given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.



Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Featured Films

Articles and Essays on Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Red Shoes, The (1948)

There is a disturbing contrast between two different type of stories in Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece The Red Shoes. One of the stories is a traditional Hollywood romance about a young ballerina who becomes an overnight sensation and falls in love with the composer of the ballet that inspired her. Then there’s another story that seems more […]

Continue

Who could ever dislike Ballet?

Continue
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp T Shirt Michael Powell Roger Livesey Film
the life and death of colonel blimp t shirt michael powell roger livesey film
$16.99
Project Paradigm by Michael Pucci and Ian Powell 2013 Paperback
project paradigm by michael pucci and ian powell 2013 paperback
$38.29
COLIN POWELL HAND SIGNED 8x10 COLOR PHOTO+COA  GREAT US GENERAL TO MICHAEL
colin powell hand signed 8x10 color photo+coa great us general to michael
$59.99
Michael Chabon Moonglow Powells Indiespensable Edition
michael chabon moonglow powells indiespensable edition
$39.00
1974 Vintage R B Kitaj Kenneth Anger  Michael Powell Art Marlborough Print AD
1974 vintage r b kitaj kenneth anger michael powell art marlborough print ad
$24.98
Michael Powell Signed ed Print Art Cardiff Castle Caerphilly Wales South Bute
michael powell signed ed print art cardiff castle caerphilly wales south bute
$28.99
NEW Peeping Tom Michael Powell 1959 German Edition by Anna Purath
new peeping tom michael powell 1959 german edition by anna purath
$35.57
PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE orig 1957 LC Christopher Lee a Michael Powell film
pursuit of the graf spee orig 1957 lc christopher lee a michael powell film
$20.00
The Maxwell Creation by Michael S Powell 2003 Paperback
the maxwell creation by michael s powell 2003 paperback
$21.24
ANTON WALBROOK MOIRA SHEARER MICHAEL POWELLS THE RED SHOES 8X10 PHOTO C2781
anton walbrook moira shearer michael powells the red shoes 8x10 photo c2781
$15.00
Jack Cardiff MICHAEL POWELLS THE RED SHOES 8X10 PHOTO C2782
jack cardiff michael powells the red shoes 8x10 photo c2782
$15.00
THE TALES OF HOFFMANN Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger LARGE French POSTER
the tales of hoffmann michael powell emeric pressburger large french poster
$25.00

« Previous12345...89

Products previously bought from this site:
the red shoes 1948 michael powell anton walbrook marius goring dvd, happy christmas little gems michael powell cross stitch art new chart, the life and death of colonel blimp tshirt michael powell roger livesey film, back in the day 101 things everyone used to know how to do powell michael, graf spee by michael powell 1956 hodder and stoughton, back in the day 101 things everyone used to know how to do by michael powell, the thief of bagdad michael powell sabu spanish herald mini poster, the thief of bagdad michael powell sabu spanish double herald mini poster, project paradigm by michael pucci and ian powell 2013 paperback, colin powell hand signed 8x10 color photocoa great us general to michael, moments with malachi by michael powell signed paperback, crazy christmas by michael powell hardback 2006, michael schenker group amp; msg 2 on 1 cd bgocd 316 cozy powell simon phillips, one of our aircraft is missingoriginal photogodfrey tearlemichael powell, one of our aircraft is missingoriginal photopamela browncumichael powell, mini cross stitch by michael powell english paperback book, the life and death of colonel blimp 1943 dvd michael powell new , gone to earth michael powell jennifer jones 1950 new, the naughty little book of gaelic newton michael powell arden ilt, karlheinz bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3, karlheinz bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3945, karlheinz bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3943, carl bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3961, carl bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3962, carl bohm moira shearer michael powell peeping tom 8x10 photo h3960, michael powell ensemble hes all the world praise the lord 7 glori gospel, michael chabon moonglowpowells indiespensable edition, i know where im going laserdisc set criterion collection extras michael powell, peeping tom dvd 1999 criterion collection michael powell rare, michael powell double feature 2 discs dvd used very good, the guide for guys an extremely useful manual by michael powell hardcover, 1974 vintage r b kitaj kenneth anger amp; michael powell art marlborough print ad, 2014 charleston riverdogs team issue 22 michael oneill powell ohio oh card, michael badenpowell lodge 488, michael powell signed ed print art cardiff castle caerphilly wales south bute, new peeping tom michael powell 1959 german edition by anna purath, pursuit of the graf spee orig 1957 lc christopher lee a michael powell film, vintage movie magazine film comment june 1990 peeping tommichael powell, the maxwell creation by michael s powell 2003 paperback, black narcissus 1947 michael powell emeric pressburger dvd new, anton walbrook moira shearer michael powells the red shoes 8x10 photo c2781, jack cardiff michael powells the red shoes 8x10 photo c2782, michael schenker groupmsg 81 uk lp orig cozy powell hard progrock, 1000 dreams interpretations softback book by michael powel dreams , michael powell double feature 2 discs dvd region 1, michael powell film movie director biography photo card, the tales of hoffmann michael powell emeric pressburger large french poster, the superhero handbook by michael powell 2005 paperback, pic david niven kim hunter michael powell film stairway to heaven 8b5101, spy in black dvd 1939 conrad veidt valerie hobson michael powell, used gd the edge of the world the making of a film by michael powell, michael powell james guston forbidden knowledge 101 things brand new , michael powell a life in movies hardcover like new mint , michael powell behave yourself the essential guide to brand new , michael powell behave yourself the essential guide to like new mint , to be the best 1993 martin kove michael worth britney powell alex cord, michael powellred shoes wobi jpn k64l50578, michael powell tales of hoffman 8x10 photo l415, michael powell tales of hoffman 8x10 photo l416, michael powell matt forbeck more forbidden knowledge 101 brand new , peeping tom 1960 michael powell dvd new, used vg a thousand paths to patience by michael powell, michael powell on peeping tom set dp otto heller reprint photo 1260832, michael powell the guide for guys an extremely useful manual for o, michael powell 101 things you should know how to do brand new , pg07 the elusive pimpernel michael powell david niven orig 1sh poster sp litho, million dollar movie by michael powell, ruggles of red gap audio cd michael redgrave jane powell peter lawford , peeping tom 1999 reissue us one sheet movie poster michael powell , peeping tom movie poster 47x63 in french r1970 michael powell anna massey, the films of michael powell age of consent stairway to heaven dvd 2009, new games on thrones 100 things to do on the loo by powell michael, delightful lake powell arizona by simon michael, 3e169 peeping tom michael powell rare orig 1sh poster sp, new 101 diseases you dont want to get by powell michael, curious events in history by michael powell , michael graves little dripper coffee tea pot filter creamer swid powell mcm , peeping tom dvd criterion michael powell oop dvd rare mint, peeping tom dvd michael powell anna massey pal format region two new, films amp; filming nov 1955 rose tattoo michael powell rudy mate venice fest , trees amp; shrubs of the transpecos and adjacent areas by a michael powell paperb, trees and shrubs of the transpecos and adjacent areas by a michael powell, christchurch harbour powell michael f 1897887078, mind games powell michael 0760762783, new mind games by michael powell, dvd the films of michael powell a matter of life and death stairway to heaven, powell michael a life in movies paperback, new the greatest exchange by michael powell, docrafts michael powell die cut toppers a4 12pcs midnight garden tuscany, michael powell the acting bible the complete very good condition , games on thrones by michael powell hardcover book english, kennel murder case r42 lobby card michael curtiz william powell is philo vance, 2011 topps prime dual combo dcbp michael bush bilal powell rookie football card

Copyright © 2017 — Classic Art Films — All Rights Reserved