A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

DVD - 2006
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"Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's beloved classic A Canterbury Tale is a profoundly personal journey to Powell's bucolic birthplace of Kent, England. Set amidst the tumult of the Second World War yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, the film follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims a melancholy 'landgirl, ' a plainspoken American GI, and a resourceful British sergeant - who are waylaid in the English countryside en route to the mythical town and forced to solve a bizarre village crime. Building to a majestic climax that ranks as one of the filmmaking duo's finest achievements, the dazzling A Canterbury Tale has acquired a following passionate enough to qualify as pilgrims themselves."--Container.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2006.
Edition: Double-disc special ed.
ISBN: 9781559409872
Characteristics: 2 videodisc (124 min.) : Dolby digital mono. sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)


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May 04, 2018

This is a wonderful film. It would be impossible to remake it today. England and America were fighting for their very existence against the Axis powers. Yet, life goes on for all the individuals. What a wonderful ending. I will not forget this film.

Aug 07, 2016

This Pressburger and Powell classic made during the 40's about life during WWII in England is outstanding. There are a few similarities to Chaucer's pilgrims especially at the end which I don't want to spoil. I had seen the film before so off and on I listened to the commentary. Just hit Audio button.

theorbys Oct 01, 2013

Not really a great film, but very well made and despite its length it has a lot of charm, and well worth watching although it is now more of a film buff movie than general public.

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