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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

DrFirestone's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

I loved the opening, you could literally feel the tension between the pilot and radio operator, unfortunately this slowly diluted as the film progressed... Stunning technicolor; beautifully shot WWII story with unusual fantasy, dreamlike elements. This film seems to be a reflection of port war trauma and in some regards it has obviously dated, some scenes, ideologies, like the court case part are a bit disturbing...