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A Matter of Life and Death

by Ian Christie

Part of the BFI Film Classics Series

A Matter of Life and Death Synopsis

A dazzling fantasy produced in the aftermath of World War Two, A Matter of Life and Death (1946), directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starred David Niven as an RAF pilot poised between life and death. This books looks in detail at the making of the film.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780851704791
Publication date: 1st September 2000
Author: Ian Christie
Publisher: BFI Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Film theory & criticism,

About Ian Christie

Ian Christie is the author of Arrows of Desire: the Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1985, 1994) and has written and edited four other books about their work. He has organised many retrospectives and played a part in the films' restoration. He is currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a regular broadcaster.

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