Wednesday, January 07, 2009

This is the universe. Big, isn't it?

Yay! My All-Time Favorite Movie is finally on DVD.

Here's the opening scene of Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (also known as Stairway to Heaven). I can't begin to explain why this film moves me so much. It just does. (I got completely choked up by this scene as I watched the disc last night. David Niven is so brave! Kim Hunter is so beautiful!)

If this scene doesn't hook you ... well, you just don't like movies. It's available on Netflix here. Rent it, and remember to thank me later.

UPDATE: There's a good rundown of Powell and Pressburger's output here.

UPDATE UPDATE: This has been getting a lot of hits lately from people searching on the phrase that is the blog post's title. Yes, it is quote from this film, if that's what you're searching for, though I don't think the phrase is in the clip above.


Dave said...

OK, it's on my list (I always have trouble spelling queue?). I'll let you know.

TwoBusy said...


In my queue. With a "very long wait."

Doug said...

You're right -- I want to keep watching.

Doug said...

You're right -- I want to keep watching.