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Born: Bekesbourne, Kent, England, 30 September 1905.
Died: Avening, Gloucestershire, England, 19 February 1990.

Michael Powell (JPG, 18 KB)

Although he is now acknowledged as one of England's foremost filmmakers, Michael Powell paid an enormous price for cultivating his personal vision within the context of a national cinema almost totally at odds with his artistic concerns. His emphasis on the bold uses of imagery and color has inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg, John Boorman and Derek Jarman.


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