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I know where I'm going!

Cook, Pam (2002) I know where I'm going!, London, UK, British Film Institute, 80pp. (BFI Film Classics).

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I Know Where I'm Going! is widely regarded as one of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's most remarkable films. A simple moral tale set in the wild Scottish Highlands, it follows the journey of a headstrong young woman forced by her encounter with this magical, mythical world and its exotic customs to revise her materialistic priorities. This book traces the film's production history, exploring its place in Powell and Pressburger's canon and showing how it wove into its narrative the memories and aspirations of an international group of film-makers working in 1940s Britain. Focusing on the extensive use of special effects, the book reveals a technologically ambitious masterpiece and a multilayered work rich in allusions whose emotional power reaches beyond the boundaries of time and place to touch profound human desires.

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Published date: November 2002
Additional Information: A contribution to debates on cinema and national identity that explores the impact of continental European emigres on 1940s British cinema.
Keywords: british cinema, exiles, memory, scotland, romance, special effects


Local EPrints ID: 49845
ISBN: 0851708145
PURE UUID: 99a4b5cf-18e7-4d53-afc1-eea05fca4082

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:54

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Author: Pam Cook

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