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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Adam Whybray's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

So deeply poigant and romantic and gosh darn beautiful to look at that you almost forget it's a bizarre propaganda attempt to make the British get on a bit better with their American allies! I honestly don't know if I can think of a film more charming than this. Christ, it almost makes love seem worth dying for - though far, far, far better to live for!