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Emeric Pressburger
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Filmmaker
    (December 5, 1902-February 5, 1988)
    Born in Miskolc, Hungary
    Birth name was Imre Jozsef Emmerich Pressburger
    Became a British citizen (1946)
    With Michael Powell, produced and wrote '49th Parallel' (1941), 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' (1943), 'A Canterbury Tale' (1944), 'I Know Where I'm Going' (1945), 'A Matter of Life and Death' (1946), 'Black Narcissus' (1947) and 'The Red Shoes' (1948)
    He was married and divorced twice.
    He was hypersensitive.
    He called himself 'more English than the English.'
    Although his films with Powell bore the credit 'Produced, written and directed' by Powell and Pressburger, he did not actually co-direct the movies.
    A refugee from Nazi Germany, he felt a personal debt to Winston Churchill, and queued for hours to pay tribute at Churchill's funeral.
    He always traveled with a bottle opener because, 'You never knew when you'd find a bottle of beer.'
    Four of the films he made with Powell were named to the British Film Institute list of the 100 greatest British movies.
    His two grandsons became filmmakers, with Andrew MacDonald producing 'Trainspotting' and Kevin MacDonald winning an Oscar for the documentary 'One Day in September.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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