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Acclaimed short film by 'Michael Powell' based on a letter in The Times of London from a pilot who had since been killed in action. Narrated by John Gielgud, the letter in question had touched a nation's heart and made a popular film subject. Written by
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Powell might have to lay on the pathos, but it is not to this short piece's detriment. Except for the RAF cloud-formation at the end, which is admittedly a bit much, his use of a very sparse cinematic vocabulary (for instance, there are no "performances", per se)can pack a minor punch, making five minutes seem even shorter.
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