Black Narcissus: Criterion Collection

July 21, 2010

Black Narcissus (1947) was based on Rumer Godden’s 1934 novel of the same name about her experiences in India. It was made into an uncharacteristically sensual film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and featured an impressive Technicolor look... 

A Canterbury Tale

August 4, 2006

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger updated Chaucer’s A Canterbury Tale by setting it during World War II (the film actually came out in 1944) – August 1943 to be exact, when U.S. soldiers were arriving in England in preparation for D-Day. Right...