I am also smug about the Michael Billington review of A Matter of Life and Deathhere
. I saw it on Wednesday with grahamsleight
and A.N. Other whose LJ name I don't know and I spotted a point of which Billington seems blithely unaware. ( Collapse )
Billington clearly never bothered to find this out.
Otherwise I pretty much agree with what he said - it is a lot of fun with a lot of inventive use of music and mime - the tennis match is a good piece of trickery. Not all of the singing is as good as it might be, and it probably over-runs - as Billington points out, it is longer than the film which is not short. Probably worth seeing, if you have £10 going spare during the Traveller season.
You should certainly see the film, and indeed all of the other Powell and Pressburget films - Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and Life and Death of Colonel Blimp in particular.