GONE TO EARTH

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
GONE TO EARTH - LA VOLPE

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 1950

Length: 110'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

The prey - the fox - has gone to ground: this is how the bloody foxhunts of the British nobility end. And the earth, the green land rent by all the shades of red which indicate emerging eroticism, guides the story of the meek pastor’s young wife, who becomes the lover of the insatiable local lord. Nature struggles against civilization, Technicolor brings the splendid locations ablaze, Jennifer Jones recaptures the savage carnality of Pearl in Duel in the Sun.

Director

Michael Powell

Michael Powell

Michael Powell (Bekesbourne, UK, 1905 - Avening, UK, 1990) started his collaboration with Emerich Pressburger (Miskolc, Hungary, 1902 - Saxstead, UK, 1988) in 1939. In 1943 they formed their own production company, Archers Film Productions. They made nineteen films together, such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Black Narcissus (1947), Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). The Archers Film Productions came to an end in 1957 and the pair separated to pursue their individual careers (Powell in 1960 directed Peeping Tom) but they remained devoted friends for the rest of their lives. 

Filmography:


Michael Powell:
Two Crowded Hours (mm, 1931), My Friend the King (mm, 1931), Rynox (mm, 1931), The Rasp (mm, 1931), The Star Reporter (mm, 1931), Hotel Splendide (mm, 1932), C.O.D. (1932), His Lordship (1932), Born Lucky (1932), The Fire Raisers (1933), The Night of the Party (1933), Red Ensign (Vessillo rosso, 1934), Something Always (1934), The Girl in the Crowd (mm, 1934), Lazybones (1935), The Love Test (1935), The Phantom Light (1935), The Price of a Song (1935), Someday (1935), Her Last Affaire (1936), The Brown Wallet (1936), Crown V. Stevens (1936), The Man Behind the Mask (1936), The Edge of the World (Ai confini del mondo, 1937), The Spy in Black (La spia in nero, 1939), The Lion Has Wings (Leoni dell’aria, doc., 1939), Contraband (Contrabbando, 1940), The Thief of Bagdad (coregia/codirector Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan, Il ladro di Bagdad, 1940), An Airman’s Letter to His Mother (cm, 1941), 49th Parallel (Gli invasori/49° parallelo, 1941), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Volo senza ritorno, 1942), The Sorcerer’s Apprendice (cm, 1955), Honeymoon (1959), Peeping Tom (L’occhio che uccide, 1960), The Queen’s Guards (Le guardie della Regina, 1961), Never Turn Back On a Friend (mm, tv, 1963), A Free Agent (mm, tv, 1964), The Bluebeard’s Castle (1964), The Sworn Twelve (mm, tv, 1965), A 398 46 (mm, tv, 1965), They’re a Weird Mob (Sono strana gente, 1966), Age of Consent (L’età del consenso, 1968), The Boy Who Turned Yellow (Il ragazzo che diventò giallo, 1972), Return to the Edge of the World (tv, 1978).


Michael Powell, Emerich Pressburger:
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Duello a Berlino, 1943), The Volunteer (Il volontario, 1943), A Canterbury Tale (Un racconto di Canterbury, 1944), I Know Where I’m Going (So dove vado, 1945), Black Narcissus (Narciso nero, 1947), The Red Shoes (Scarpette rosse, 1948), The Small Back Room (1949), Gone to Earth (La volpe, 1950), The Elusive Pimpernel (L’inafferrabile Primula Rossa, 1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (I racconti di Hoffmann, 1951), Oh... Rosalinda!! (id., 1955), The Battle of the River Plate (La battaglia di Rio della Plata, 1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (Colpo di mano a Creta, 1956). 

Emerich Pressburger

Emerich Pressburger

Michael Powell (Bekesbourne, UK, 1905 - Avening, UK, 1990) started his collaboration with Emerich Pressburger (Miskolc, Hungary, 1902 - Saxstead, UK, 1988) in 1939. In 1943 they formed their own production company, Archers Film Productions. They made nineteen films together, such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Black Narcissus (1947), Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). The Archers Film Productions came to an end in 1957 and the pair separated to pursue their individual careers (Powell in 1960 directed Peeping Tom) but they remained devoted friends for the rest of their lives. 

Filmography:

Emeric Pressburg:
Twice Upon a Time (C’era una volta…, 1953)


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger:
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Duello a Berlino, 1943), The Volunteer (Il volontario, 1943), A Canterbury Tale (Un racconto di Canterbury, 1944), I Know Where I’m Going (Io so dove vado, 1945), A Matter of Life and Death (Scala al Paradiso, 1946), Black Narcissus (Narciso Nero, 1947), The Red Shoes (Scarpette rosse, 1948), The Small Back Room (I ragazzi del retrobottega, 1949), Gone to Earth (La volpe, 1950), The Elusive Pimpernel (L’inafferrabile Primula Rossa, 1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (I racconti di Hoffmann, 1951), Oh… Rosalinda!! (id., 1955), The Battle of the River Plate (La battaglia di Rio de la Plata, 1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (Colpo di mano a Creta, 1957).



VV. AA.

VV. AA.

For the past seven years Marina Razbezhkina has headed the School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre, which she founded together with dramaturgist Mikhail Ugarov. This is a unique educational project which arouses a lot of interest in film schools in Europe and the USA. School program is designed for fourteen months. The main idea is to create full value authors – each student should be able to make auteur film on his own in the end of the school. Students are taught to see the reality and to explore the outer world with a help of camera, to find dramaturgy in living and to tell contemporary stories in real-time about people who surround us.

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
soggetto/story
dal romanzo Tornata alla terra di/from the book of the same title by Mary Webb
fotografia/cinematography
Christopher Challis
montaggio/film editing
Reginald Mills
scenografia/production design
Hein Heckroth
musica/music
Brian Easdale
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Jennifer Jones (Hazel Woodus), David Farrar (John Reddin), Cyril Cusack (Edward Marston), Sybil Thorndyke (Mrs Marston)
produzione/production
The Archer, Vanguard Films, London Film Productions

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The prey - the fox - has gone to ground: this is how the bloody foxhunts of the British nobility end. And the earth, the green land rent by all the shades of red which indicate emerging eroticism, guides the story of the meek pastor’s young wife, who becomes the lover of the insatiable local lord. Nature struggles against civilization, Technicolor brings the splendid locations ablaze, Jennifer Jones recaptures the savage carnality of Pearl in Duel in the Sun.

Director All about direction

Michael Powell

Michael Powell

Michael Powell (Bekesbourne, UK, 1905 - Avening, UK, 1990) started his collaboration with Emerich Pressburger (Miskolc, Hungary, 1902 - Saxstead, UK, 1988) in 1939. In 1943 they formed their own production company, Archers Film Productions. They made nineteen films together, such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Black Narcissus (1947), Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). The Archers Film Productions came to an end in 1957 and the pair separated to pursue their individual careers (Powell in 1960 directed Peeping Tom) but they remained devoted friends for the rest of their lives. 

Filmography:


Michael Powell:
Two Crowded Hours (mm, 1931), My Friend the King (mm, 1931), Rynox (mm, 1931), The Rasp (mm, 1931), The Star Reporter (mm, 1931), Hotel Splendide (mm, 1932), C.O.D. (1932), His Lordship (1932), Born Lucky (1932), The Fire Raisers (1933), The Night of the Party (1933), Red Ensign (Vessillo rosso, 1934), Something Always (1934), The Girl in the Crowd (mm, 1934), Lazybones (1935), The Love Test (1935), The Phantom Light (1935), The Price of a Song (1935), Someday (1935), Her Last Affaire (1936), The Brown Wallet (1936), Crown V. Stevens (1936), The Man Behind the Mask (1936), The Edge of the World (Ai confini del mondo, 1937), The Spy in Black (La spia in nero, 1939), The Lion Has Wings (Leoni dell’aria, doc., 1939), Contraband (Contrabbando, 1940), The Thief of Bagdad (coregia/codirector Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan, Il ladro di Bagdad, 1940), An Airman’s Letter to His Mother (cm, 1941), 49th Parallel (Gli invasori/49° parallelo, 1941), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Volo senza ritorno, 1942), The Sorcerer’s Apprendice (cm, 1955), Honeymoon (1959), Peeping Tom (L’occhio che uccide, 1960), The Queen’s Guards (Le guardie della Regina, 1961), Never Turn Back On a Friend (mm, tv, 1963), A Free Agent (mm, tv, 1964), The Bluebeard’s Castle (1964), The Sworn Twelve (mm, tv, 1965), A 398 46 (mm, tv, 1965), They’re a Weird Mob (Sono strana gente, 1966), Age of Consent (L’età del consenso, 1968), The Boy Who Turned Yellow (Il ragazzo che diventò giallo, 1972), Return to the Edge of the World (tv, 1978).


Michael Powell, Emerich Pressburger:
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Duello a Berlino, 1943), The Volunteer (Il volontario, 1943), A Canterbury Tale (Un racconto di Canterbury, 1944), I Know Where I’m Going (So dove vado, 1945), Black Narcissus (Narciso nero, 1947), The Red Shoes (Scarpette rosse, 1948), The Small Back Room (1949), Gone to Earth (La volpe, 1950), The Elusive Pimpernel (L’inafferrabile Primula Rossa, 1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (I racconti di Hoffmann, 1951), Oh... Rosalinda!! (id., 1955), The Battle of the River Plate (La battaglia di Rio della Plata, 1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (Colpo di mano a Creta, 1956). 

Emerich Pressburger

Emerich Pressburger

Michael Powell (Bekesbourne, UK, 1905 - Avening, UK, 1990) started his collaboration with Emerich Pressburger (Miskolc, Hungary, 1902 - Saxstead, UK, 1988) in 1939. In 1943 they formed their own production company, Archers Film Productions. They made nineteen films together, such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Black Narcissus (1947), Red Shoes (1948) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). The Archers Film Productions came to an end in 1957 and the pair separated to pursue their individual careers (Powell in 1960 directed Peeping Tom) but they remained devoted friends for the rest of their lives. 

Filmography:

Emeric Pressburg:
Twice Upon a Time (C’era una volta…, 1953)


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger:
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Duello a Berlino, 1943), The Volunteer (Il volontario, 1943), A Canterbury Tale (Un racconto di Canterbury, 1944), I Know Where I’m Going (Io so dove vado, 1945), A Matter of Life and Death (Scala al Paradiso, 1946), Black Narcissus (Narciso Nero, 1947), The Red Shoes (Scarpette rosse, 1948), The Small Back Room (I ragazzi del retrobottega, 1949), Gone to Earth (La volpe, 1950), The Elusive Pimpernel (L’inafferrabile Primula Rossa, 1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (I racconti di Hoffmann, 1951), Oh… Rosalinda!! (id., 1955), The Battle of the River Plate (La battaglia di Rio de la Plata, 1956), Ill Met by Moonlight (Colpo di mano a Creta, 1957).



VV. AA.

VV. AA.

For the past seven years Marina Razbezhkina has headed the School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre, which she founded together with dramaturgist Mikhail Ugarov. This is a unique educational project which arouses a lot of interest in film schools in Europe and the USA. School program is designed for fourteen months. The main idea is to create full value authors – each student should be able to make auteur film on his own in the end of the school. Students are taught to see the reality and to explore the outer world with a help of camera, to find dramaturgy in living and to tell contemporary stories in real-time about people who surround us.

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
soggetto/story
dal romanzo Tornata alla terra di/from the book of the same title by Mary Webb
fotografia/cinematography
Christopher Challis
montaggio/film editing
Reginald Mills
scenografia/production design
Hein Heckroth
musica/music
Brian Easdale
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Jennifer Jones (Hazel Woodus), David Farrar (John Reddin), Cyril Cusack (Edward Marston), Sybil Thorndyke (Mrs Marston)
produzione/production
The Archer, Vanguard Films, London Film Productions