The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp


Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1943).
World War II inspired all manner of morale-boosting epics—none more curious than this Powell-Pressburger collaboration, as stylized in its florid palette, lavish mise-en-scène, and obtrusive musical cues as their subsequent Red Shoes and so unambiguous in satirizing the military mind-set that Churchill tried to have it banned.

Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 1, 4:10 & 7:20 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 28, 1 & 4:10 p.m., 2011

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