Michael Powell

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Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker plans Michael Powell tribute
Widow of British director of The Red Shoes wants to publish his ‘stunning’ diaries

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

10, Feb, 2019 @2:01 PM

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Europe in 25 films: the critics’ choice
The must-see movies that have defined a century of European cinema, as chosen by the Observer’s film writers

Mark Kermode Observer chief film critic, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney

10, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Goodfellas… the woman behind Scorsese’s classics
Thelma Schoonmaker, on the eve of receiving a Bafta fellowship, discusses the art of film editing and her 50-year career

Vanessa Thorpe

10, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Orson Welles' jungle book, Bilbo on mushrooms: the great unmade movies
For every glittering Hollywood project that hits cinemas, there’s a raft that never see the light of day. Here’s five of the most fascinating films you’ll never see

Tom Huddleston

30, Oct, 2018 @3:15 PM

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From The Naked City to Double Indemnity – why the 1940s is my favourite film decade
War changed everything, destroying whole film industries and heralding a new era of realism, grit and shoots on location

John Patterson

28, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Does Tim Dowling have four candles in his shed? | Brief letters
Brief letters: A Matter of Life and Death | Fork handles | Poor show on rich Christmases | Negative attitudes | Plotting sheds

Letters

10, Dec, 2017 @6:49 PM

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A Matter of Life and Death review – timely rerelease of sublime celestial romance
Powell and Pressburger’s wartime drama, starring David Niven as an erroneously alive bomber pilot, is visually extraordinary and politically topical

Peter Bradshaw

08, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Thelma Schoonmaker on the Technicolor magic of A Matter of Life and Death
The Oscar-winning editor has a special place in her heart for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger’s 1946 film – not least because she married its director

Pamela Hutchinson

05, Dec, 2017 @3:18 PM

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Desert Island Discs: 75 defining moments from 75 years of castaways
The show’s first guest was marooned three quarters of a century ago this month. Here are the moments that made Desert Island Discs a radio classic

Stephen Moss

06, Jan, 2017 @3:56 PM

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Bourne's supremacy: the blockbuster choreographer puts on The Red Shoes
He turned Swan Lake into a homoerotic hit. Can Matthew Bourne work his magic on the best dance film ever? He talks toxic love triangles and knighthoods

Judith Mackrell

02, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Edge of the World by Michael Powell – a gripping voyage into the past
The film director’s story of making The Edge of the World, a tale of a vanishing world, is itself a trip into a lost realm

Maxton Walker

18, Aug, 2015 @4:58 PM

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The Tales of Hoffmann review – Powell and Pressburger’s purest work
Cinema’s great double act deserved more than two Oscar nominations for their dazzling version of a 19th-century opera

Philip French

21, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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