When we talked about The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Pat and I quickly realized that we were not interested in the morality of Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. If the message of Colonel Blimp was that anything the British did to its enemies in World War 2, no matter how bad, was ok because they weren't the pure evil Nazis, then the message of A Canterbury Tale seems to be that anything the British did to their own citizens during World War 2 was equally allowed. Turns out a film’s moral is deeply important to our enjoyment of it.
We talk poetic filmmaking and how film canon is still very western on this week’s Lost in Criterion with A Canterbury Tale. Listen on LostInCriterion.com, Spotify, iTunes, or anywhere you like to get podcasts. While you're at it, like us on Facebook or support us on Patreon.