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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: Trevor Williams

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.

The first time I saw AMOLAD and became actively aware of P&P was in the 70s when they used to run films on BBC1 in the early evenings, after Nationwide. My mother said I'd probably enjoy it (I'd sit there and make sarky remarks if I didn't) but I was immediately engaged and following that wonderful gag about being "starved for technicolour up there" was completely hooked.

The first recording I made of ACT was incomplete and pegged out at a critical moment - during Alison's walk to the garage, one of the most moving parts of the film. So I was first in the queue when Connosseur issued it on VHS in 1991 - it's my favourite too.

I also vaguely remember from my early childhood hearing my home town, Dartford, being mentioned in a movie, and was so surprised that anyone knew it was there! The only one I've ever seen where that happens is TEP, so it's probable Messrs P&P have been a source of wonder to me for most of my life.


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