Tag Archives: Emeric Pressburger

Born On This Day – December 5, 1902

“I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing – it should have a little bit of magic. Magic being untouchable and … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 5

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.” “Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – September 30

“Of course, all films are surrealist. They are because they are making something that looks like a real world but isn’t.” “Seventy years ago there were men like D.W. Griffith and seventy years later – now – there are not … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Saturday, April 27, 2013

“The great innovators have always been fearless . . . I have fallen off haystacks, out of trees, over cliffs. I have been nearly drowned, shot and hanged. I have been in countless car crashes without getting a scratch. I … Continue reading

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The Archers

The study of cinema is the study of directors, or more accurately, the study of auteurs. Single visions brought to life via a committee. Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, John Ford, all of these names immediately pop into our minds when we think of … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, October 4, 2012

“…how many times have I told you that a film is not words … it is thoughts, and feelings, surprises, suspense, accident.” -Emeric Pressburger

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In Their Words – Saturday, September 15, 2012

“We had all been told for ten years to go out and die for freedom and democracy, for this and for that, and now that the war was over, The Red Shoes told us to go and die for art.” … Continue reading

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