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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
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
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
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Matter of life and death (Motion picture : 1946)
  • Colour merchant (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
Music, Allan Gray ; photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Reginald Mills ; costumes, Hein Heckroth
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer, Robert Coote, Joan Maude, Kathleen Byron, Bonar Calleano, Richard Attenborough
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990,
  • 1902-1988,
  • 1888-1972,
  • 1902-1973,
  • 1912-1990,
  • 1910-1983,
  • 1906-1976,
  • 1922-2002,
  • 1912-1998,
  • 1896-1988,
  • 1909-1982,
  • 1908-1998,
  • 1921-2009,
  • 1924-1958,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Rank, J. Arthur
  • Cardiff, Jack,
  • Gray, Allan
  • Mills, Reginald
  • Heckroth, Hein,
  • Niven, David
  • Livesey, Roger
  • Massey, Raymond,
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Goring, Marius
  • Sofaer, Abraham
  • Coote, Robert
  • Maude, Joan
  • Byron, Kathleen
  • Colleano, Bonar
  • Attenborough, Richard,
  • 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
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
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Full screen
  • Special features on disc 1: audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; restoration demonstration ; on disc 2: new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow; new interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film's visual effects and production design; interview from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; The colour merchant, a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • Program notes (1 folded sheet) with essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; folded to 19 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
1039725553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681434841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
  • Bowdoin College: Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion accession I.D. number:
Other control number
715515218610
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white;
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2927DDVD
  • CC2927D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039725553
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 presentation; Dolby digital 1.0; mono
Video recording format
DVD
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
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Full screen
  • Special features on disc 1: audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; restoration demonstration ; on disc 2: new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow; new interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film's visual effects and production design; interview from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; The colour merchant, a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • Program notes (1 folded sheet) with essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; folded to 19 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
1039725553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681434841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
  • Bowdoin College: Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion accession I.D. number:
Other control number
715515218610
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white;
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2927DDVD
  • CC2927D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039725553
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 presentation; Dolby digital 1.0; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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