Budapest Classic Film Marathon: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
British drama, romance, war, colour, 163 min, 1943
in English with Hungarian subtitles

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Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,

Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director of photographyGeorges Périnal
Music by Allan Gray
CastJames McKechnie, Neville Mapp, Vincent Holman

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Introduction: Péter Muszatics, film historian

It would be a stretch to claim that Colonel Blimp is a three-act tale operating along Aristotelian principles, just as it would be near impossible to pigeonhole the film in any particular genre. At the same time, it actually can be split into three acts, each act associated with a different war. The first part of the story from David Low’s satirical Colonel Blimp cartoon series is linked to the Boer war, the second the First World War, and the third the Second World War that was still being fought when the film was made. This anti-war polemic is just as much a romantic melodrama, just as much a comedy operetta as it is a history of a curious friendship and camaraderie. One of the best English films of all time, one of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's most characterful works, particularly when we examine how they were able to exploit the technique of technicolor, with what dexterity they move the large cast around.

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