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Emeric Pressburger (1902–1988)

Autor(a) de The Red Shoes [1948 film]

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Obras por Emeric Pressburger

The Red Shoes [1948 film] (1948) — Director/Screenwriter — 145 exemplares
Black Narcissus [1947 film] (1947) — Director — 96 exemplares
A Matter of Life and Death [1946 film] (1946) — Producer, Director, and Screenwriter — 80 exemplares
The Glass Pearls (2015) 76 exemplares
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp [1943 film] (1943) — Director; Screenwriter — 74 exemplares
The Red Shoes [novel] (1948) 60 exemplares
I Know Where I'm Going [1945 film] (1945) — Director — 55 exemplares
The Tales of Hoffmann [1951 film] (1951) — Director — 44 exemplares
Killing a Mouse on Sunday (1961) 37 exemplares
The Battle of the River Plate [1956 film] (1956) — Director & Screenwriter; Director — 33 exemplares
A Canterbury Tale [1944 film] (1944) — Director/Screenwriter — 29 exemplares
49th Parallel [1941 film] (1941) 29 exemplares
One of Our Aircraft is Missing [1942 film] (1942) — Director — 29 exemplares
Ill Met By Moonlight [1957 film] (1957) — Director — 26 exemplares
Behold a Pale Horse [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 19 exemplares
The Small Back Room [1949 film] (1949) 13 exemplares
The Spy in Black [1939 film] (1939) — Screenplay — 13 exemplares
Contraband [1940 film] (1940) — Director — 10 exemplares
Behold a Pale Horse (1964) 8 exemplares
Emil and the Detectives [1931 film] (1931) — Screenwriter — 7 exemplares
They're a Weird Mob [1966 film] (1966) — Director — 5 exemplares
Oh... Rosalinda! [1955 film] (1955) — Director; Director — 4 exemplares
A Matter of life and Death | The Heroes of Telemark (2015) — Director — 4 exemplares
Gone to Earth aka The Wild Heart [1950 film] (1950) — Director — 4 exemplares
The Powell and Pressburger Collection (9 films) (1941) — Director — 3 exemplares
cam inciler 1 exemplar
The Volunteer — Director — 1 exemplar

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"The Red Shoes"'s plot is based on the 1845 eponymous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen,and features a ballet within it by the same title, also adapted from the Andersen work. Beautiful, but unsettling: a fairytale film about obsession; jealousy; control.
jgcorrea | 3 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
This was quite a powerful novel by the author better known as half of the 1940s/50s classic film producing partnership of Powell and Pressburger. Written in 1965 it was forgotten about for half a century, after a negative review in the Times Literary Supplement, and reissued in 2015. Set at the time it was written it concerns a (fictional) escaped Nazi war criminal living in London under an assumed identity and seeking a normal life, 20 years after the war's end. He knows the net is closing on him, but does not know exactly who is wielding it, and who is helping them. This novel is highly unusual in being written from the war criminal's point of view, allowing the reader to identify to some extent with the subject's dilemma, while rightly not arousing particular sympathy for him...even more so as, shockingly, he is not just a "standard" concentration camp or Nazi official, but a Mengele type who performed experiments on subjects' brains. This is particularly remarkable a feat of writing given that the author was Jewish.

The book was a very good read, and also gave a good feel for the England of the time, two decades after the war, but before what we usually think of as the 1960s had really taken hold. The ending was certainly dramatic, with a twist in the resolution. My only criticism is that I think it might have been slightly better had the reader not become aware almost at the start of Karl Braun's true background, but come to realise it more slowly as clues emerge. He is certainly clever and cunning and could have deceived the reader for longer, as he does the characters he interacts with, especially Helen Taylor, his (sort of) girlfriend. But this was an excellent read.
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john257hopper | 1 outra crítica | Feb 25, 2024 |
"They are after you. You are on the list. On top of the list. 'Tuning pianos,' indeed! A famous doctor like you."

Karl Braun is a piano tuner living in London approximately 20 years after WW II ended. He is an apparent refugee from Germany. We soon learn that he is biding his time, having heard that the German government had declared a 20 year statute of limitations on prosecuting Nazi war criminals. When he hears that the statute of limitations has been extended he begins to fall apart. He is suspicious of everyone, and he expects to be arrested at any moment. But are the various people Karl suspects are about to arrest him merely figments of his paranoid imagination?

The introduction to this short novel calls it a "troubling study in spiritual corruption." The author is Jewish and lost his mother and many close relatives at Auschwitz, yet he tells the story from the pov of one of the perpetrators of these evils, which is perhaps a bit puzzling. Is he pointing out that the perpetrators of the Holocaust were not necessarily inhuman aberrations, but that what Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil" is what allowed the Holocaust to happen? I'm not sure, but this was an interesting read.

3 1/2 stars
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arubabookwoman | 1 outra crítica | Sep 9, 2023 |
T/FB: 2023 movie #124. 1948. A ballet impresario (Walbrook) forces his young talented dancer (Shearer) to choose her art (and, by implication, him) or her husband. Nominated for Best Picture Oscar, won Best Writing Oscar.
capewood | 3 outras críticas | Jul 29, 2023 |



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