**Part of the Best Picture Project**
As I have stated before, I have a fascination with propaganda. Art after all is the act of manipulating into an intellectual and/or emotional state. In order to succeed, propaganda must look forward to being excellent examples of art.
The third Powell and Pressburger film, 49th Parallel, (and the first to be introduced in the Best Picture Project), does something that makes it comparatively unique from all the other propaganda films. It does not focus on an ally friendly hero fighting against the faceless enemy. Instead, we get to follow the enemy as the main characters, and we see their personalities.
Ultimately, this is what allows the film to succeed. The film is about…