Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation, Vega Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the book by W. Stanley Moss.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Nandi Routh.  Film Editing by Arthur Stevens.  True story…

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Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1944.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Jock Laurence, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Arthur Breton, Dorothy Edwards.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr. A young American G.I. (John Sweet, who was in…

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A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Stairway To Heaven United Kingdom, 1946.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Hein Heckroth.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills. Gorgeously photographed, full-colour romantic fantasy set during World War II,…

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The Tales Of Hoffmann (1951)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1951.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the English libretto by Dennis Arundell, from the French text by Jules Barbier, adapted from stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann with French text by Michel Carre.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by…

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The Red Shoes (1948)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1948.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, additional dialogue by Keith Winter, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Hein Heckroth.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.   The most…

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One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  British National Films, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.   Michael Powell was commissioned by the British government to make a propaganda film to help out with the…

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Black Narcissus (1947)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1947.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel by Rumer Godden.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Hein Heckroth.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   One of the…

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Gone To Earth (1950)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1950.  The Archers, London Film Productions, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel by Mary Webb.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker, Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills. How…

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The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  The Fighting Pimpernel United Kingdom, 1950.  The Archers, London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the romance by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker, Nandi Heckroth, Bernard…

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I Know Where I’m Going (1945)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1945.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr.. Where you should be going is straight to the video store to rent this unforgettable classic. Fans…

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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom, 1943.  Independent Producers, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Joseph Bato.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr.. During an army protocol practice run, a near-retired Colonel is appalled…

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