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Pressburger

(ˈprɛsˌbɜːɡə)
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(Biography) Emeric (ˈɛmərɪk). 1902–88, Hungarian film writer and producer, living in Britain: best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Michael Powell. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), I Know Where I'm Going (1945), and A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
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This former country estate had housed British movies from the '30s, playing host to pics as diverse as the populist "Carry On" and "Doctor" movies of the '60s, as well as providing services so ambitious it was possible for Powell and Pressburger to shoot the 1947 masterpiece "Black Narcissus" almost entirely there, without having to set foot in the real Himalayas.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were behind some of the most acclaimed British movies ever made, including A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes and A Canterbury Tale.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger made some of Britain's greatest movies.
Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell's first collaboration is an unusual drama about German spies who land on the Orkney islands during the First World War.
A Criterion Collection release of the 1944 Michael Powell and Emetic Pressburger film.
Camera (Technicolor, Panavision widescreen), Uta Briesewitz; editor, Tara Timpone; music, Michael Andrews; music supervisors, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe; production designer, Jefferson Sage; art director, Lauren Polizzi; set decorator, Dianna Freas; costume designer, Debra McGuire; sound (Dolby Digital), Bob Grieve; supervising sound editor, Joel Shryack; associate producers, Carey Dietrich, Paul Pressburger, Howard Tager, assistant director, Dietrich; casting, Amy McIntyre Britt, Anya Colloff.
In collaboration with directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, he gave audiences such classics as A Matter of Life & Death, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes.
Part of the Summer of British Film season, this Powell and Pressburger wartime adventure, based on a true story, follows a plucky bunch of British officers who sneak into Nazi-occupied Crete, abduct a German general and try to take him back to Cairo.
David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger launched awards in late 1940s under auspices of the British Film Academy, renamed BAFTA in 1976.
Outstanding drama from Powell and Pressburger, arguably the best movie of their brilliant partnership.
Legendary film makers Powell and Pressburger were behind this gripping wartime thriller.
Subsequently, with partner Emeric Pressburger and solo, Powell made a slew of important pics including "A Matter of Life and Death" (aka "Stairway to Heaven"), "Black Narcissus," "The Red Shoes" and "Peeping Toro.