bittersweet2046:

Deborah Kerr and Michael Powell on the set of Black Narcissus
“September 30, Deborah and my birthday, arrived while I was still living my hermit life in the Fordwych pub. Deborah and I were both just as much in love as ever. We have always been in love, although our jobs have kept us thousand of miles apart. There are some loves like a precious jewel, that you carry about with you all your life, but are shy to wear in public. Mingled with this was the respect of one first-class craftsman for another. I had been film business for seventeen years before we worked together on Blimp, she was only three years; but she was so quick at learning, and so inventive, that I dreamed that she knew as much as I did. We could have done anything together. We showed a little of what we could do in Black Narcissus, where Deborah pleased me with her authority and imagination. Yes. We could have done anything. We were fools, but ambitious and headstrong fools, and we both were “hard as the nether stone.”
Michael Powell, A Life in Movies 

bittersweet2046:

Deborah Kerr and Michael Powell on the set of Black Narcissus

“September 30, Deborah and my birthday, arrived while I was still living my hermit life in the Fordwych pub. Deborah and I were both just as much in love as ever. We have always been in love, although our jobs have kept us thousand of miles apart. There are some loves like a precious jewel, that you carry about with you all your life, but are shy to wear in public. Mingled with this was the respect of one first-class craftsman for another. I had been film business for seventeen years before we worked together on Blimp, she was only three years; but she was so quick at learning, and so inventive, that I dreamed that she knew as much as I did. We could have done anything together. We showed a little of what we could do in Black Narcissus, where Deborah pleased me with her authority and imagination. Yes. We could have done anything. We were fools, but ambitious and headstrong fools, and we both were “hard as the nether stone.”

Michael Powell, A Life in Movies 

whataboutbobbed:

birthday buddies Deborah Kerr & director Michael Powell (September 30, 1905 – February 19, 1990), on the set of 1947’s Black Narcissus

whataboutbobbed:

birthday buddies Deborah Kerr & director Michael Powell (September 30, 1905 – February 19, 1990), on the set of 1947’s Black Narcissus

ck1205:

Michael Powell (30 Sep 1905 - 19 Feb 1990) directs Deborah Kerr (30 Sep 1921 - 16 Oct 2007) in Black Narcissus (1947)

Yesterday a very interesting, beautifully photografed english picture about a nun convent in India, “Black Narcissus,” with Deborah Kerr who is quite lovely. They are away ahead of Hollywood, better ideas, better scripts, better color, and much better acting.

— ― Kurt Weill, Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

oldhollywood:

Above, the bell ringing scene in Black Narcissus (1947, dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) as shot on the studio lot; below, the final scene with the addition of Walter Percer Day’s glass matte painting of the Himalayas.

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oldhollywood:

Above, the bell ringing scene in Black Narcissus (1947, dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) as shot on the studio lot; below, the final scene with the addition of Walter Percer Day’s glass matte painting of the Himalayas.

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Black Narcissus (1947)

Black Narcissus (1947)