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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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Powell and Pressburger's drama, starring Anton Walbrook and Moira Shearer.
1 BLACK NARCISSUS Today, BBC2, 1.35pm POWELL and Pressburger's classic, visually stunning drama follows a group of nuns under the control of a newly promoted mother superior.
2 BLACK NARCISSUS Tomorrow, BBC2, 1.35pm POWELL and Pressburger's classic, visually stunning drama follows a group of nuns the control of a newly promoted mother superior.
It may have famously missed out on the Best Picture Oscar, but La La Land is a visually sumptuous, unabashedly swooning 2 BLACK NARCISSUS Tomorrow, BBC2, 1.35pm POWELL and Pressburger's classic, visually stunning drama follows a group of nuns under the control of a newly promoted mother superior.
"The British cinema has been a huge influence on Martin Scorsese and through his teachings on me,I am blessed to be able to help him with the continuing restoration of the Powell and Pressburger legacy.
Yona Pressburger, from Nativei Reshet, said: "This sort of material was once mostly found on the dark net, now it's on WhatsApp."
Pressburger as nationalityWhen Czechoslovakia was being created, out of 83,200 citizens of Pressburg, 30,165 declared German nationality, 27,481 declared Czech and Slovak nationality and 24,126 were Hungarians.
THURSDAY Black Narcissus (1947) (BBC Two, 1pm) Powell and Pressburger's classic, visually stunning drama follows a group of nuns under the control of a newly promoted mother superior, Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), as they travel to the remote Himalayan community of Mopu to establish a convent in a derelict palace once used as a harem.
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.
Matthew Bourne announced in The Journal that his next project was to be The Red Shoes, the 1948 film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger which told the sad story of ballet dancer Vicky Page, played by Moira Shearer.
The Bo'ness Hippodrome will keep love blossoming at Scotland's oldest purposebuilt cinema as audiences are transported to an otherworld of angels for Powell and Pressburger's masterpiece A Matter Of Life And Death (November 15) and a 1940's boutique with a special festive screening of James Stewart rom-com The Shop Around The Corner (December 19).