The Cinema of Powell and Pressburger

Dundee Contemporary Arts



This sumptuous hardback volume draws on the BFI's design and archive collections to explore the cinema of directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Edited by writer, film historian and curator Nathalie Morris and Senior Curator of Special Collections at the BFI National Archive, Claire Smith, it delves into the work of these visionaries of British cinema through letters and writing from the filmmaking duo's talented collaborators. 

We hear from cinematographer Jack Cardiff, designers Alfred Junge and Hein Heckroth and composers Brian Easdale and Allan Gray. The book's high profile contributors consider the concept of influence, too: those who had an impact on Powell and Pressburger's creative development, and the vast range of contemporary voices - from director Martin Scorsese to musician Kate Bush - who have found themselves haunted by their stories and images. 

Author / Publisher Edited by Nathalie Morris and Claire Smith / BFI
Dimensions 25.2 x 19.5 x 2cm