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Submitted by Mark Fuller
A Matter of Life and Death
By Fred Majdalany
From: Daily Mail
2 November 1946
Even the eclectic, single imagination that trades under the names of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger hasn't been able to think of a better heaven than a mixture of super snack-bar, super night-club, with a dash of Hollywood Bowl.
This heaven plays a big part in "A Matter of Life and Death", the latest offering of the two bright boys of the British Film industry.
The action switches between this world (Technicolored) and the next (clinically Black and White).
It could be called "Per Escalator Ad Astra" as the two worlds are linked by a fabulous moving staircase lined with the statues of the more eminent dead of the past 4,000 years.
The acting of Raymond Massey, Roger Livesey, David Niven and Kim Hunter are uniformly excellent.
But the film as a whole turns out to be an elaborate joke that doesn't quite come off.
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