Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus

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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.... (Full plot summary below)

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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

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New Yorker - 10/10 by Michael Sragow This is a landmark of Hollywood-on-Thames trompe-l'oeil.
Slant Magazine - 10/10 by Joseph Jon Lanthier Michael Powell was right when he called Black Narcissus an "erotic film," but the attraction is pure Pygmalionism.
Guardian - 10/10 by Peter Bradshaw Run, don't walk to see this 1947 classic from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Chicago Reader - 10/10 by Dave Kehr Powell's equally extravagant visual style transforms it into a landscape of the mind -- grand and terrible in its thorough abstraction.
Filmcritic.com - 9/10 by Christopher Null The cinematography of Narcissus -- notably an ending that must have stuck in Hitchcock's mind for decades -- is to die for, utterly pioneering for its time and deserving of its two Academy Awards), but its story has never totally grabbed me.
EmanuelLevy.Com - 9/10 by Emanuel Levy In a breakthrough role as the new nun, Deborah Kerr heads a superb cast, including Flora Robson and Jean Simmons, in one of the most stunning color films ever made, deservedly winning the Oscars for cinematography and art design.
Movie Metropolis - 8/10 by Christopher Long Colonial hubris nunsploitation = an unforgettable movie.
Juicy Cerebellum - 8/10 by Alex Sandell Beautiful technicolor film, with a slow-moving, but intriguing plot.
Time Out - 6/10 by Dave Calhoun Theatre this Michael Powell film most certainly is, as stressed by the gothic melodrama of the story and the acting, the studio setting with its beautiful backdrops and vivid colours and the most deliberate of characters and events.
Spirituality and Practice - 6/10 by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat A 1947 English film classic about the challenges of desire faced by some nuns in a new mission in the Himalayas.
User Review - 10/10 by His L A masterpiece from Powell and Pressburger. The Technicolour is just beautiful, the colours are just so powerful, especially in the scene with Kathleen Byron putting on the lipstick. The scenery is also beautiful, looking like a painting at times. In fact the whole film was shot in Britian, so the scenery are just enlarged black and white photographs painted over. Now, onto the acting. Deborah Kerr is brilliant as the Sister Superior who is struggling with her past and is also trying keep together the small order of nuns. A young Jean Simmons is also great in what is an almost mute role. But the person who really steals the show for me is Kathleen Byron as the crazy Sister Ruth. The climax of the film where Sister Ruth finally flips and lets the tension get to her is a worthy performance. This is a brilliant, beautiful piece of British cinema.
User Review - 10/10 by mike e I have a personal connection with this movie that barely makes any sense. There are moments so beautiful that I feel some semblance of fear when I watch them.

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