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BFI Film Classics

A Matter of Life and Death

Authors: Christie, Ian

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A dazzling fantasy produced in the aftermath of World War Two, "A Matter of Life and Death" (1946), released in the US as "Stairway to Heaven", is one of the greatest achievements of co-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring David Niven as an RAF pilot poised between life and death the film is a haunting meditation on love, grief and the legacy of war. This book looks in detail at the making of the film as well as locating it in the broadest traditions of British art.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Matter of Life and Death
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85170-479-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
96
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