Black Narcissus (1947)
The exterior of the Palace at Mopu from Black Narcissus (actually a matte painting) is re-used for the lamasery in The Road to Hong Kong
Re-editing of dramatic scenes between Sisters Clodagh & Ruth
Martin Scorsese mentions Black Narcissus during an interview.
During a pivotal scene in NARCISSUS, a character is overcome with "color." (She literally sees red... the entire screen fills with red.) Scorsese, a student of Powell & Pressburger, did the same thing in AGE OF INNOCENCE (except he filled the screen with yellow.)
At the end of the film when it begins to rain, the shot of the leaf as the rain picks up intensity is mirrored in Saving Private Ryan right before the soldiers enter the first French town after D-Day.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
poster shown and discussed
Sofia Archer mentions she was up for a role in a remake of the film.
Martin Scorsese says, "You remind me of Deborah Kerr in 'Black Narcissus.'"
Jonathan Ross and visual effects supervisor Tim Webber talk shortly about the use of matte paintings in this movie
Sited in commentary as inspiration for Evelyn.
The ward sister is referred to as "Sister Clodagh", the same name as the nun played by Deborah Kerr in the 1947 film. "Black Narcissus" is also referenced in the person of the nurse Flora Byron, whose name combines those of Flora Robson and Kathleen Byron, two actresses in the earlier film.
Clips included in documentary
Showing on TV at start of film
Earlier Powell-Pressburger movie.
Clips are shown
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