Monday, December 12, 2005

remakes, surely 7

Made in 1945, this love story, half myth, half documentary is technically "propaganda" as it was made under the aegis of Winston Churchill's wartime Ministry of Information. (He usually hated Powell and Presburger's war films, particularly A Canterbury Tale). It was supposed to make us rejoice in Britishness. Instead we rejoice in the power of great film making.

A point of trivia: the key sequence of I Know Where I'm Going takes place close to the Corryvreckan, a lethal whirlpool. This can be seen from the top of the island of Jura, where of course

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