Set amid the tumult of the Second World War, yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, Powell and Pressburger’s beloved classic follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer’s pilgrims waylaid in the English countryside en route to the mythical town and forced to solve a bizarre village crime.
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An experience that I can't even put into words...few directors could hit that atmosphere like The Archers. They do it here better than anywhere else. It might not be my favorite P&P film, but it is their most unique.
Difficult to distinguish a studio shot from a location shot in this film. The American soldier played by a non-actor, real soldier was an agreeable choice by the director. Interesting film but not outstanding.
If a man chooses to, under the cover of dark, put glue in the hair of young women, against their consent, in a misguided and xenophobic bid to prevent them from sleeping with American GIs, then surely only God Himself can judge him?
Gorgeous lighting, a very interesting kind of British bucolic idealism, shot by Erwin Hillier. Hillier was a German cinematographer who worked in the Brit film industry and brings a sense of German Expressionism into the photography (as wikipedia puts it, British realism + German Expressionism somehow equals English neo-romanticism) also the juxtaposition of these styles becomes an apt metaphor (cont.)
A very English wartime drama. And definitely inspired the bone-spinning sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey