chebby:With respect (another ridiculous PC term) "A Matter of Life and Death" is the best film ever. I doubt it will ever appear on Blu-ray though. Not enough CGI and a low 'body count' and too English. It is the only film I can think of that features a camera obscura though
Couldn't agree more. A Matter of Life and Death is my favourite film ever. It took ages to come out on DVD, but what a joy when it eventually did. I can't see there being too much of a rush to port to Blu-Ray though. Still, Black Narcissus, another Powell and Pressberger classic from 1946, has made it so there's always hope.
It is the only film I can think of that features a camera obscura though
I seem to recall there was also one in Ken Russell's The Music Lovers (the scene where Tchaikovsky, on his honeymoon, gets a bit uncomfortable when a couple groping on the grass comes into view). Quite a restrained film, by our Ken's standards!