Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Genres - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1946  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War. The film stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter and Marius Goring. The film was originally released in the United States under the title Stairway to Heaven, which derived from the film's most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking Earth to the afterlife. The decision to film the scenes of the Other World in black and white added to the complications. They were filmed in Three-strip Technicolor, but the colour was not fully developed, giving a pearly hue to the black and white shots, a process cited in the screen credits as "Colour and Dye-Monochrome Processed in Technicolor". This reversed the effect in The Wizard of Oz. Photographic dissolves between "Technicolor Dye-Monochrome" (the Other World) and Three-Strip Technicolor (Earth) are used several times during the film. In 1999, A Matter of Life and Death placed 20th on BFI's list of Best 100 British films In 2004, a poll by the magazine Total Film of 25 film critics named A Matter of Life and Death the second greatest British film ever made, behind Get Carter.

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$124,241

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Angel, Aviation, British, England, Heaven, Matter Of Life, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Other World, Spiritual/Religious, Three-strip Technicolor

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Narrative Location: England
Subject: aviation, World War II
Time Period: 1945

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Alternate Titles

A Matter of Life and Death
AU, CA, IN, GB, US
A vida o muerte
ES
Aşk ve ölüm
TR
Caso de Vida ou Morte
PT
Diadalmas szerelem
HU
Een zaak op leven en dood
BE
Een Zaak van Leven en Dood
NL
En sag om liv eller død
DK
En sak om liv og død
NO
Escalera al cielo
MX, UY
Irrtum im Jenseits
AT, DE
Kysymys elämästä ja kuolemasta
FI
Neste Mundo e No Outro
BR
Otázka zivota a smrti
CS
Scala al paradiso
IT
Sprawa życia i śmierci
PL
Stairway to Heaven
AU, CA, US
Störst är kärleken
SE
Une question de vie ou de mort
BE, FR
Zitima zois kai thanatou
GR
Ζήτημα ζωής και θανάτου
GR
Въпрос на живот и смърт
BG
Лестница в небо
, RU
天国への階段
JP
太虛幻境
TW