A Life in Movies: An Autobiography

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Faber & Faber, 2000 - Performing Arts - 723 pages
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Michael Powell lived intimately, and abundantly, with the movies - entering the business at the end of the silent era, growing up in the industry, becoming one of Britain's most respected and influential directors. This first volume of his autobiography captures the startling momentum of his mercurial early career: from apprenticeship with Hitchcock, to the fateful meeting with the man who became his principal collaborator Emeric Pressburger; to the glories of A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. Powell's writing has the same brilliant feel for time, place and story as his amazing films.

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User Review  - Ian W. Hill - Goodreads

Excellent autobiography of an idiosyncratic filmmaker, even if some of the stories should be taken with a grain of salt. Does explain well the craft process of how his films came about and were made. Read full review

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Michael Powell (1905-90) was one of Britain's foremost directors and a three-time Academy Award nominee for The Red Shoes, 49th Parallel, and One of Our Aircraft Is Missing.

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