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Francis Ford Coppola has fond memories of seeing Michael Powell’s The Tales of Hoffmann with his brother August. "As you can imagine, I’d never seen this type of thing. Whenever I think of my brother, some part of me thinks of The Tales of Hoffmann." When Coppola settled into a filmmaking career during the 1970s, he — along with other directors on the rise, such as Martin Scorsese — praised the stunning work of Powell and his moviemaking partner Emeric Pressburger (who dubbed themselves the Archers). They revived an interest in the duo, rallying for home video releases and more throughout the years.   Although Powell — who did the majority of the directing — has now been established as a premiere filmmaking talent, his career...

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