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The Edge Of The World

3

After a few years of studio hackwork, Brit legend Michael Powell broke into from-the-heart filmmaking with this 1938 docudrama. Lensed on remote Shetland speck Foula, it's about an isolated community debating a move to the mainland as they struggle to keep pace with modern life. Powell peaks early with a tragedy-bound climbing race to decide the island's fate, but there are further flickers of thevisionary talent that would reach full bloom in classics like The Red Shoes and Peeping Tom.

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