Tag Archives: Emeric Pressburger

A Look at (Heaven)

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) – dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1946 film A Matter of Life and Death stars David Niven as a British fighter pilot who – perhaps miraculously – … Continue reading

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Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus (1947) dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger A nun should practice celibacy and acknowledge natural lust – “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  But weak flesh conflicts with Sister Clodagh’s titular narcissistic vision of herself. … Continue reading

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