Canterbury Tale (Criterion Collection)

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's beloved classic is a profoundly personal journey to Powell's bucolic birthplace of Kent, England. Set amidst the tumult of the Second World War yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, the film follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims -- a melancholy "landgirl," a plainspoken American GI, and a resourceful British sergeant -- who are waylaid in the English countryside and forced to solve a bizarre village crime en route to the mythical town. Building to a majestic climax that ranks as one of the filmmaking duo's finest achievements, the dazzling A Canterbury Tale has acquired a following passionate enough to qualify as a pilgrimage all its own.System Requirements:Running Time 124 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE


Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 202600067
UPC 715515018920
UPC 14 00715515018920
Format DVD
Release Date 7/25/2006
Name Powell,Michael
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Cast & Crew
Allan Gray - Original Music By
Betty Jardine - Actor
Emeric Pressburger - Director
Emeric Pressburger - Writer
Eric Portman - Actor
Erwin Hillier - Cinematographer
Freda Jackson - Actor
Jock Laurence - Producer
John Seabourne - Editor
Michael Powell - Producer
Michael Powell - Writer
Michael Powell - Director
Sheila Sim - Actor
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Review I'm still in a sort of stupor after seeing it and my decidedly odd emotional response has nothing to do with the film's greatness, status as a classic nor my recognition of a film making pair at the height of their powers (after all, this was made shortly after the extraordinary Life and Death of Colonel Blimp). No. It's because the movie is so un-movie-like. It's more like a leisurely visual poem which ambles along like an uncoordinated puppy. And maybe that is precisely the point. I'm so confused by its status that I freely admit to being in two minds about it, the very definition of ambivalent.
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Mono Audio, English
Product Attributes
Actor Powell,Michael
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Gary W. Tooze, A film that you never really want to end.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Curious and disarming film...

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