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BLACK NARCISSUS (1947)

A masterpiece of matte painting, among many other things, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger classic recreated its Himalayan vistas at Pinewood Studios in decidedly un-mountainous Buckinghamshire. The great Walter Percy Day and his team of painters transformed the backdrop from this nondescript field into the kind of jagged landscape of snow-capped peaks where yaks and snow leopards would be right at home. Powell praised his long-time collaborator as “the greatest trick-man and film wizard that I have ever known”, and any passing yak would surely have concurred.

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