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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: Tipu

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 like PnP movies because they made some of the most 'visual' movies ever made. Like Hitchcock or Griffith or De Mille or Chaplin they defined (what was then) a new medium. And if we look at the state of the British film industry at that time, this is an incredible achievement. But PnP's appeal lies beyond just British cinema, that is where their greatness lie.

There, now I sound like a professor :-)

Anyway, the first time I heard about PnP was when Bangladesh TV showed TRS when I was 10 or 11. My father went berserk, & I did start watching it till I got monstrously bored & tried to catch The Smurfs on another channel. (My father didn't let me, tho!). A few years later someone told me there was the British Council had organised a PnP festival in Calcutta which was sold out. Only then did I start getting more curious.



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