Monday, August 13, 2012
A Matter of Life and Death. A-
I suggest movie neophytes seek out the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger to really experience the visual awe this medium is capable of. They are admittedly dark with a clear interest in beauty and the bleak, yet no classical filmmakers were able to capture the spectacle of cinema with as much visual grace and grandeur as these two were. Though it has mortality on its mind, A Matter of Life and Death is one of their lighter efforts, with as much ingenuity and brilliant color as The Wizard of Oz. The movie is WWII romantic fantasy with a story that must be experienced rather than told. It's really one of the most imaginative films you'll ever see, both narratively and visually.