Born On This Day — December 5, 1902

Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell & Brian Easdale prepping "The Red Shoes" (1948)
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, and Brian Easdale prepping The Red Shoes (1948)

I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing—it should have a little bit of magic. Magic being untouchable and very difficult to cast, you can’t deal with it at all. You can only try to prepare some nests, hoping that a little bit of magic will slide into them.

Emeric Pressburger