Life in Movies

Michael Powell
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Michael Powell lived intimately, and abundantly, with the movies - entering the business at the end of the silent era, growing with the industry, becoming one of Britain's most highly regarded and influential film-makers. In this, the first volume of his autobiography, Powell guides us back to his beginnings on a hop farm in Kent through the first three decades of his brilliant career.

He vividly describes his accidental start in the movie business with the maverick American silent film-maker Rex Ingram, his work on the screenplay of Hitchcock's Blackmail, how he cut his teeth as a director on 'quota-quickies' which he came to despise, and how he finally gambles everything on a film he really cared about, The Edge of the World, which caught the eye of Alexander Korda, who gave Powell his big break by hiring him to work on The Thief of Bagdad. Here is one of the most enthralling books we have about the making of the movies.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9780571204311
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Film
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 736
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Biography & True Stories