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Great Director Top Ten: Michael Powell

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2002 2:56 am
by admin-2
In Honour Of the release of " The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp" on DVD in North America (finally)...Powell's Ten best films:

1/ THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP
2/ PEEPING TOM
3/ BLACK NARCISSUS
4/ I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING
5/ THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
6/ A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN)
7/ THE TALES OF HOFFMAN
8/ THE RED SHOES
9/ 49TH PARALLEL
10/ A CANTERBURY TALE

Re: Great Director Top Ten: Michael Powell

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:11 pm
by gony_72
I watched ....Colonel Blimp about two weeks ago, and it was so glorious, it makes my top 20 all time(I think)
I'd like to say my top 3 Powell/Pressburger films are:

1.Black Narcissus
2. ...Colonel Blimp
3. Red Shoes


Chris

Re: Great Director Top Ten: Michael Powell

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:38 pm
by john-5
I especially like The Thief of Bagdad (Powell was one of a few directors on it), The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death. If only contemporary British films had even half the ambition and glorious visual imagination! The Red Shoes ballet is the peak of British cinema, imo.

Re: Great Director Top Ten: Michael Powell

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:04 am
by wpqx1
I'm no expert, but of the several films of his I have seen, Stairway to Heaven/A Matter of Life and Death is by far the best. Its a shame it is out of print in the US, as are many, many, many, many other great films.