9 comments on “Matter of Life and Death (1946)

  1. Pingback: Announcing the Time Travel Blogathon – Silver Screenings

  2. Always wanted to see this one. The concept reminds me of a film Albert Brooks did much later called DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, only it was more for laughs. P&P movies always looked so terrific in their use of color.

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    • Thank you very much for reading! It continually impressed me with how it told its story. I have long needed to see more by Powell & Pressburger as I have only watched The Red Shoes — another wonderful film.


  3. For all the marvellous things I’ve read about this film, I’ve still not seen it. I think it’s because yours is the only review that talks about the scope of the film and its greater meaning, and not “just” the romance.

    I like that you said, “Fantasy films were made to be like this”. That says it all, it seems to me. I’ll be looking for this one soon. I think I’m missing out on something great!

    Thank you for joining the Time Travel Blogathon with this insightful and thoughtful look at this lesser-known gem.

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  4. I love this film so much! The cinematography is amazing, and all the Heavenly trial scenes are breathtaking. Your review made this film justice, well done!
    Don’t forget to read my contribution to the blogathon!

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