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The Resource A matter of life and death, J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

A matter of life and death, J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Label
A matter of life and death
Title
A matter of life and death
Statement of responsibility
J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Matter of life and death (Motion picture : 1946)
  • Colour merchant (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Cinematographer, Jack Cardiff ; music, Allan Gray ; editor, Reginald Mills
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M38 2018
PerformerNote
David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer, Robert Coote, Joan Maude, Kathleen Byron, Bonar Colleano, Richard Attenborough
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1888-1972
  • 1910-1983
  • 1906-1976
  • 1922-2002
  • 1912-1998
  • 1896-1988
  • 1909-1982
  • 1921-2009
  • 1924-1958
  • 1902-1973
  • 1912-1990
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  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Rank, J. Arthur
  • Niven, David
  • Livesey, Roger
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Goring, Marius
  • Sofaer, Abraham
  • Coote, Robert
  • Maude, Joan
  • Byron, Kathleen
  • Colleano, Bonar
  • Attenborough, Richard
  • Cardiff, Jack
  • Gray, Allan
  • Mills, Reginald
  • Archers (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
104
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
939
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Near-death experiences
  • Air pilots
  • Near-death experiences
Technique
live action
Label
A matter of life and death, J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: interview from 2008 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow; new short documentary on the film's special effects featuring film historian Craig Barron and visual effects artist Harrison Ellenshaw; The colour merchant, a 1998 short film featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff; The South Bank show: "Michael Powell," a 1986 television program featuring Powell; restoration demonstration; an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; folded to 17 x 12 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039725262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681434834
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515218511
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white;
Publisher number
CC2926BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039725262
System details
Blu-ray, region A, fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; LPCM monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
A matter of life and death, J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: interview from 2008 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow; new short documentary on the film's special effects featuring film historian Craig Barron and visual effects artist Harrison Ellenshaw; The colour merchant, a 1998 short film featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff; The South Bank show: "Michael Powell," a 1986 television program featuring Powell; restoration demonstration; an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; folded to 17 x 12 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039725262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681434834
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515218511
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white;
Publisher number
CC2926BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039725262
System details
Blu-ray, region A, fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; LPCM monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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