Deborah Kerr – Michael Powell

She was living in London at the English Speaking Union in Charles Street, Mayfair. It was a fine morning and she walked over to see me in Chester Square. She was bare-headed, and I remember her hair shining in the sun like burnished copper…We looked at the bulky script [for The Life and Death ofContinuar lendo “Deborah Kerr – Michael Powell”

24 Frames: Ato 2 – The Lost Reflection (Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1951)

Every New Year’s Eve the Devil keeps a special treat for me. He knows just the right moment to jam his claw into my heart, keeping up a fine mockery while he licks the blood that wells out. And there is always someone around to help him. Die Abenteuer der Silvester-Nacht (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann,Continuar lendo “24 Frames: Ato 2 – The Lost Reflection (Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1951)”

This is the universe. Big, isn’t it?

Michael Powell (sentado à frente), Jack Cardiff (atrás dele), Geoffrey Unsworth (à direita, atrás da camera), Christopher Challis (à direita, abaixo) Só quando vi essa foto é que vim a saber que o Unsworth de 2001 tinha sido cameraman do Cardiff em A Matter of Life and Death (todo esse povo já havia trabalhado juntoContinuar lendo “This is the universe. Big, isn’t it?”

La Famiglia

Had he not been so entranced by The Red Shoes as a boy, Scorsese might never have become a movie director. Watching the film for the first time – aged nine, at the cinema with his father – was the start of a lifelong relationship with Powell’s movies, one that ultimately led to a friendshipContinuar lendo “La Famiglia”

24 Frames: I Was Jack Mortimer (Ich war Jack Mortimer, Carl Froelich, 1935)

CARL FROELICH (Carl August Hugo Froelich) Born September 5, 1875, Berlin (Germany) Died February 12, 1953, Berlin (West Germany) Considered one of Germany’s most dependable directors of melodrama and comedy during the 1920s and 1930s, Carl Froelich was referred to by colleagues as ‘the old hand’ due to his lengthy career in the industry. AfterContinuar lendo “24 Frames: I Was Jack Mortimer (Ich war Jack Mortimer, Carl Froelich, 1935)”

Jack Kerouac, seus gatos e seus haikais

Holding up my purring cat to the moon I sighed. Following each other my cats stop when it thunders. How many cats they need around here For any orgy? In Haikkaido a cat has no luck Every cat in Kyoto can see through the fog. The birds start singing but he is in the catContinuar lendo “Jack Kerouac, seus gatos e seus haikais”

John Wayne, Colonel Blimp and War Crimes (via The Metropolis Times)

I know those law books mean alot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems. – Tom Doniphon If you let yourself be defeated by them, just because you are too fair to hit back the same way they hit at you, there won’t be any methods *but* NaziContinuar lendo “John Wayne, Colonel Blimp and War Crimes (via The Metropolis Times)”

24 Frames: Ato 1 – The Sandman (The Tales of Hoffmann, Powell & Pressburger, 1951)

When we proceed to review things, persons, impressions, events and situations which are able to arouse in us a feeling of the uncanny in a particularly forcible and definite form, the first requirement is obviously to select a suitable example to start on. Jentsch has taken as a very good instance ‘doubts whether an apparentlyContinuar lendo “24 Frames: Ato 1 – The Sandman (The Tales of Hoffmann, Powell & Pressburger, 1951)”