Sunday 12 September 2010

MIchael Powell South Bank Show

Above - From an early short film 'Travelaughs' 1927 which depicts Powell transforming into Pan in a dream.

This is a documentary made in 1986 to coincide with the release of Powell's autobiography 'A Life in Movies'.
The film begins with Powell talking in detail about 'Peeping Tom' before we hear the critics, represented as mouths through cut-out holes in newspapers, tearing the film to pieces, resulting in its withdrawal and Powell's virtual disappearance from the industry.
Then Powell takes us back to the beginning and precedes to wander through recreations of sets from his films, telling the story of his life up until the making of 'The Red Shoes.

Tuesday 7 September 2010


Requiem for a Village (1975)

See also here

The film is soon to be released on DVD