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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) was a Fantasy - Drama Film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and George R. Busby.

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Neste Mundo e no Outro / A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven, 1946)

By L? on Aug 5, 2016 From Critica Retro

Neste Mundo e no Outro / A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven, 1946) Eu nunca vou me esquecer da emo??o que senti quando vi “Os Sapatinhos Vermelhos” (1948) pela primeira vez. Uma verdade pouco repetida ? que a cor ? algo muito poderoso a ser usado no cinema, e com e... Read full article


A Matter of Life and Death

By Michael on May 9, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

A Matter of Life and Death aka Stairway to Heaven (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946) First, a film from the 1000 Greatest Films of All-time at They Shoot Pictures, then, one of the most celebrated offering of the association of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger commonly called Th... Read full article


Neste Mundo e no Outro (1946) / A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven, 1946)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Neste Mundo e no Outro (1946) / A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven, 1946) Eu nunca vou me esquecer da emo??o que senti quando vi “Os Sapatinhos Vermelhos” (1948) pela primeira vez. Uma verdade pouco repetida ? que a cor ? algo muito poderoso a ser usado no cinema,... Read full article


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Quotes from

June: Received your message. We can hear you. Are you wounded? Repeat. Are you wounded? Are you bailing out?
Peter: What's your name?
June: June.
Peter: Yes June, I'm bailing out. I'm bailing out but there's a catch, I've got no parachute.


Peter: [over radio] Where were you born?
June: Boston.
Peter: Mass.?
June: Yes.
Peter: That's a place to be born, history was made there. Are you in love with anybody? No, no don't answer that.
June: I could love a man like you, Peter.
Peter: I love you, June. You're life and I'm leaving you.


Doctor Frank Reeves: The rights of the uncommon man must always be respected.


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Facts about

For the table tennis scene, Kim Hunter and Roger Livesey were trained by Alan Brooke, the British champion who played many games with International Champion Victor Barna. During a visit to Denham Studios the two champions played a couple of games before an admiring audience of artists and technicians. For luck, Hunter borrowed one of Brooke's tournament bats for her film game.
The judge quotes Sir Walter Scott's lines from a stanza which is part of the third Canto of :"The Lay of the Last Minstrel". Since Scott's death, the stanza has been separately published under the title 'Love'.
The film's premiere (1 November 1946), at the Empire, Leicester Square, London was held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and became the first ever Royal Film Performance.
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