A Life in Movies: An Autobiography

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Faber, 2000 - Performing Arts - 723 pages
"Much, much more than the reminiscences of a film director. It's a rich, beautifully detailed history of a time, a place, and a world gone by--the British film industry from the 1920s through the late 1940s, in which every remembrance . . . is filtered through [Powell's] poetic genius . . . as absorbing as any novel".--Martin Scorsese. 30 photos.

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User Review  - Ian W. Hill - Goodreads

Excellent autobiography of an idiosyncratic filmmaker, even if some of the stories should be taken with a grain of salt. Does explain well the craft process of how his films came about and were made. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Michael Powell (1905-90) was one of Britain's foremost directors and a three-time Academy Award nominee for The Red Shoes, 49th Parallel, and One of Our Aircraft Is Missing.

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