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The Powell & Pressburger Pages

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.

A lot of the documents have been sent to me or have come from other web sites. The name of the web site is given where known. If I have unintentionally included an image or document that is copyrighted or that I shouldn't have done then please email me and I'll remove it.

I make no money from this site, it's purely for the love of the films.

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John Holbourn
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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, ex Foula, Shetland, UK

I'm a nephew of the Alasdair Holbourn who featured at length as the Smallie and the Negus in Michael Powell's book 200,00 feet on Foula, where my father was referred to as 'the elder brother'. One of the privileges of the forty odd years I spent living in Foula was meeting the many talented professionals, from so many different spheres, who were, and are, drawn to the Isle. As Micky recognized for the rest of his life it is one of the 'magic places' of our planet, a place you either love or hate. It was the spiritual springboard that launched Micky into his so creative career. I was so, so pleased to discover the PnP website and to read the many, many appreciative reviews of the re-release of The Edge of the World. At last Micky has a place in cinema history that matches his talent. I met and worked with Micky for a few days when he returned to the Isle in 1978. An experience that left me with many endearing memories. May you all long enjoy the magic of the PnP films.

Sadly we have to report that John died on 8th November 2012. Our condolences go out to his family.

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