Color Motifs in BLACK NARCISSUS

Color Motifs in BLACK NARCISSUS

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 19

Professor Kristin Thompson breaks down the lush palette of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s sensuous masterpiece, showing how set designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff use splashes of color to trace the film’s emotional arc.

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Color Motifs in BLACK NARCISSUS
  • Color Motifs in BLACK NARCISSUS

    Episode 1

    Professor Kristin Thompson breaks down the lush palette of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s sensuous masterpiece, showing how set designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff use splashes of color to trace the film’s emotional arc.

  • Black Narcissus

    Episode 2

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1947 • United Kingdom

    This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns, played by some of Britain's finest actresses, includ...