A Matter of Life and Death 1946
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
First mooted as a project to foster an improvement in Anglo-American relations, A Matter of Life and Death emerged as a timeless romantic fantasy. David Niven plays Peter Carter, a young airman seemingly doomed before his time and trapped between life and death, between a Technicolor earth and a monochrome heaven.
There have been other films that have dealt with heaven and earth but none possessed quite the ambition or visual flair of AMoLaD.