Continuing with my English leg of this tour de force of great directors: boxd.it/R16Q
Such an English film. Like many English films a very romantic film, showing how true love can conquer all. Also, a film of it’s time, lamenting the losses of all the fallen soldiers during the second great war which has just ended, as well as a film that takes a conscious look at English history and specifically English imperialistic history throughout the entire film.
Filled with so many, ahead of their time, special effects. The stairway to heaven itself comes instantly to mind, the freezing of characters in time, and that shot of the under side of heaven with the people staring through those holes. All of these were greatly influential on film and culture as a whole from that point on.