The Red Shoes

drummerboy
is on TCM right now.

It's so perfect!!!


soda

Gets me every time...  

-s.


Elle_Cee

I understand that TCM also broadcast Black Narcissus, which may be Powell/Pressburger's greatest achievement, even more psychologically complex and extraordinary in the creativity with which Powell and his team created the illusion of an amazing convent (once a harem) interior and a mountainous Indian landscape in a film studio.  The Red Shoes is absolutely extraordinary, too; I'm a huge fan of Anton Walbrook.  I found an amazing film in which Walbrook and Dame Edith Evans star on Kanopy, a service offered by the Maplewood Public Library -- it's called Queen of Hearts, and it's about a gambler in Russia in the 19th Century.  


drummerboy

I have yet to see Black Narcissus - it's been on my list for years. And I still need to see the The Life and Times of Colonel Blimp.

I would say I'm a huge fan of Wolbrook too, except the only performance I know is Lermentov. But I do think that that performance is about the most perfect acting job I've ever seen. I still get chills watching this scene.


Elle_Cee

Yes, that's an amazing scene.  Have you seen I Know Where I'm Going, starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey?   Probably my favorite of all the Powell/Pressburger films.  Different from the films we've been talking about, but Powell's profound insight into human behavior is on full display.  The Small Back Room, starring David Farrar and Kathleen Byron, both of whom appear in Black Narcissus, is also well worth a look.  Set during WWII, it's about an alcoholic who's an expert at defusing mines.  I think I saw it on Youtube, but the full film is no longer available there.  


drummerboy

No, I don't know either of those two films.

Two more for the list!


HudsonBlue

A friend recommended I Know Where I’m Going before our first trip to Scotland. It’s a lovely film.

Elle_Cee said:

Yes, that's an amazing scene.  Have you seen I Know Where I'm Going, starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey?   Probably my favorite of all the Powell/Pressburger films.  Different from the films we've been talking about, but Powell's profound insight into human behavior is on full display.  The Small Back Room, starring David Farrar and Kathleen Byron, both of whom appear in Black Narcissus, is also well worth a look.  Set during WWII, it's about an alcoholic who's an expert at defusing mines.  I think I saw it on Youtube, but the full film is no longer available there.  

 




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