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10 PM EST tonight

Forget the story about nuns at a convent in the Himalayas. Watch it for the eye candy. This is one of the most beautifully photographed films ever. Jack Cardiff got his inspiration from the great masters of painting. This is an indescribably gorgeous film, shot in Technicolor.

 
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Just started watching...I missed the TCM screening but it's on my Charter On Demand menu Smile

Beautiful film...I took a little time to read up a little bit on the Technicolor processes...I guess seeing so many CG movies nowadays we forget what an impact this had...especially on the big screen.

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Beyond the beauty of what appears on the screen, the truly remarkable thing about the film is that it wasn't shot 9000 feet up in the Himalayas. The film was shot at Pinewood Studios in London. Cardiff and Production Designer Alfred Junge created the film's universe using matte painting and large painted backdrops, and it is entirely convincing.

You can get an idea here of how they achieved this.

By the way, although it's not explicit in this film, the sisters of the convent were all being affected by altitude sickness.


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One of my all time favorite films-thanks for highlighting
it.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were a great film making team-some of their others include-the Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Col. Blimp, etc.

(BTW-the actor who played the Indian prince-Sabu-served as an aerial gunner aboard a B-17 in the South Pacific during WWII and won the DFC, Air Medal.


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