It is based on the iconic Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
film from 1948 and boasts music by Bernard Herrmann and orchestrations by Terry Davies, with set and costume design by Lez Brotherston.
In Scene by Scene, Scorsese explains a connection between the close-ups of Travis' eyes in Taxi Driver and those of Robert Helpmann in The Tales of Hoffmann (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
The film 49th Parallel is one of the most identifiably "Canadian" of movies but, interestingly, it was written by a Hungarian (Emeric Pressburger
), directed by an Englishman (Michael Powell), and aimed at the then-neutral Americans, encouraging them to join in the fight against Nazi Germany.
Bob Johnson, one of three pilgrims in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
's take on Geoffrey Chaucer's stories.
John Sweet was a US army sergeant serving in the UK in World War II when he was selected by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
to play the role of Sergeant Bob Johnson.
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Monday, Film4, 4.45pm) REGARDED by many as Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
's most inventive work, A Matter Of Life And Death stars David Niven as pilot Peter Carter, whose plane is shot down in a World War Two bombing run.
Also being presented by is the digital restoration of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
, which was restored by the Academy Film Archive in association with the BFI National Archive, ITV Studios Global Entertainment Ltd., and The Film Foundation.
Dinshaw's amateurs include historian Frederick James Furnivall, authors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Washington Irving (along with his creation Geoffrey Crayon), scholar Hope Emily Allen, as well as amateur medievalist Thomas Colpeper, who is a character from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
's baffling 1944 motion picture A Canterbury Tale.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
were behind some of the most celebrated British films of their era such as The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes and A Matter Of Life And Death.
He said: "It's the place where if you look through film history from the 1940s onwards filmmakers like David Lean (director of Lawrence of Arabia), Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
(together these made the 49th Parallel and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp) and Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat (together these worked on movies like The Lady Vanishes and The Rake's Progress) were doing their most impressive work at Pinewood Studios.
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
, The Battle of the River Plate recounts the events surrounding the sinking of the German pocket battleship, Graf Spee, outside Montevideo in 1939.
Nunthorpe Players are hosting a premiere production of A Matter of Life and Death, a play specially adapted from the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1946 film starring David Niven and Kim Hunter.