Episode 68. The Artsy Archers: A Portrait of Powell and Pressburger

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s directing team known as “The Archers” is the topic of discussion today as Alex and Jonathan take a look at The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and Black Narcissus (1947). We talk about the way the Archers formed and resolved to make films, how they blend reality and fantasy, and the specific use of color in their films.


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Skip to: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (12:04), A Matter of Life and Death (38:19), Black Narcissus (1:06:31), Overall (1:23:34), Coming Attractions (1:37:59)

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We ran a poll on our Twitter account asking if you would rather us talk about robots or monsters and the robots came out on top!

So next time we’ll be looking at:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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