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Charles Barr

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The Lady Vanishes: Tea and Treachery

“They can’t possibly do anything to us. We’re British subjects.” One of the delights of The Lady Vanishes is the wit with which it pins down this form of insular mind-set. The passports may say “British,” but these are specifically Englis

By Charles Barr


49th Parallel: The War Effort

From Contraband in 1940 to A Matter of Life and Death in 1946, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger applied themselves single-mindedly to making films—eight of them in all—in direct and indirect support of the British war effort and its aftermat…

By Charles Barr