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Other Archers

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Reprieved from total ruin, men may begin to breathe again and indulge in visions...In 1945, after more than a year's delay, The Archers were in a position to make A Matter of Life and Death (or AMOLAD, as it became known). The timing...

Being Hungarian is not Enough

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...But in England, at least in the England of my youth, the national dread of showing off and a too grim preoccupation with solid teamwork were not conducive to the development of the goalkeeper's art.Continental Europeans of Emmerich...

Friends and Mentors

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Schünzel: 'Pack your bags, Pressburger, we're going to Monte Carlo.'Pressburger: 'But Herr Schünzel, the film isn't set in Monte Carlo.'Schünzel: 'It will be by the time we're finished with it.'Within the space of a year, Emmerich found...

Beginnings

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...My discovery of England... put new life into my most intimate memories.Vladimir Nabokov: The Real Life of Sebastian KnightKine Weekly, October 1942:It was a hectic period last week for Michael Powell on the Turkish bath sequence in The Life...

Blimp's Biography

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Old Shatterhand was the cowboy hero in a series of Western novels written by the German Karl May. Although he had never artually been to America himself, May formulated the notion of the Wild West for several generations of Central European...

Down and Out in the Tiergarten

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...The sources for this chapter are Pressburger's autobiographical notes (PC) and my own memories. Mondnacht and AufReisen are both in the PC.In his old age, my grandfather did everything with a kind of slow, meticulous care that I sometimes...

Endings

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

......Now, here is the lake, and I still haven't changed! The Life and Death of Colonel BlimpWhen I think of my grandfather I can't help thinking of Shoemaker's Cottage at the same time. He and his house resembled each other: small and squat...

The Red Shoes

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Although good ballet is assured box office in London and possibly other big cities, its popularity in small towns and country districts is dubious. And in America, too, it will probably only attract a limited audience.In his New York...

Divorce

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Demonic frenzy, moping melancholy, And moonstruck madness.In the early Fifties Arsenal Football Club entered a long slow period of decline. For seventeen years they didn't win a single cup, and the stultifying boredom of their games became...

Knowing Where To Go

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire, And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire; But I did bash their baggonets because they came array'd To straighten out the crooked road an English drunkard made, Where you...