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)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- A Matter of Life and Death
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
- Jason the Narrator on Twitter: @TheBluejay1994
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!
We’ve got a listener-selected episode coming up so we need to hear from you! Should we discuss the various forms of artificial characters in film, or movies that show the destructive power of enormous creatures?
— Filmlings Podcast (@TheFilmlings) August 28, 2018
So next time we’ll be looking at: