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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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From: Paula Vitaris

Steve Crook wrote:

> In fact at one of them someone asked the killer question "Why do
> the people here like Powell (& Pressburger) films?" so I thought
> I'd ask you lot. We went around the room all giving a varied but
> interesting set of answers.

I was barely aware of their existence (so much for my pride in being a film buff!) when a newly restored print AMOLAD was released in theaters several years ago... can't remember exactly when. (Does anyone here remember the year that print showed up in the U.S.?)

But the local movie critic's review made it sound most interesting, and it had David Niven, after all, so I went... and I LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT. Though I did find myself concentrating on Roger Livesey, not David Niven. You can imagine my further reaction after seeing COLONEL BLIMP and IKWIG. :)

Instantly converted into a PnP fanatic, searched out their films, bought the laser discs, or tapes, and now DVDs... Don't have much hope of seeing them on the big screen again, though. :(

-- Paula

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