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Thelma Schoonmaker on Michael Powell -- (TCM Original) A Matter of Life and Death

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    Thelma Schoonmaker on Michael Powell -- (TCM Original) A Matter of Life and Death

    Academy Award-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker on her late husband Michael Powell's film A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. "Stairway to Heaven."

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Thelma Schoonmaker on Michael Powell -- (TCM...
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Thelma Schoonmaker on Michael Powell -- (TCM Original) A Matter of Life and Death
Academy Award-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker on her late husband Michael Powell's film A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. "Stairway to Heaven.">
Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip)...
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Introduction
Ambitious celestial animation and narration by John Longden in this framing piece from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.>
Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) G for...
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) G for George
The chilling opening scene as pilot Peter (David Niven) reaches radio operator June (Kim Hunter) in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.>
Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Full...
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Full Dress Affair
June (Kim Hunter) and Dr. Reeves (Roger Livesey) enter suspended animation as "Conductor 71" (Marius Goring) visits Peter (David Niven) in Michael Powell's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.>
Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip)...
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Evidence
Peter (David Niven) awakes from surgery as June (Kim Hunter) freezes, before the trial in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.>
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Stairway
Peter (David Niven), with "Conductor 71" (Marius Goring), considers choices for a defense attorney, before June (Kim Hunter) summons him back in Michael Powell's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.>
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Matter of Life and Death, A -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits
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