Two for One: David Byrne – A Matter of Life and Death (1946) & Wings of Desire (1987) (TCM, June 8, 2024)

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Two for One returns to TCM with a brand new episode on Saturday June 8, featuring David Byrne presenting two films: A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Wings of Desire (1987).

In this episode, David Byrne, the iconic musician and creative force behind Talking Heads, steps into the spotlight as a film curator. He joins host Ben Mankiewicz to introduce and discuss his selected double feature: the classic British fantasy drama “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946), directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and the poetic German drama “Wings of Desire” (1987), directed by Wim Wenders.

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Byrne and Mankiewicz explore the cultural significance and impact of these films, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and personal reflections. “A Matter of Life and Death” follows a British airman’s journey between life and death, while “Wings of Desire” depicts angelic beings observing and falling in love with humans in post-war Berlin.

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This unique format of ‘Two for One’ continues to deliver insightful conversations and a fresh perspective on cinema, offering a thoughtful exploration of the art form through the eyes of celebrated filmmakers.

Two for One: David Byrne – A Matter of Life and Death (1946) & Wings of Desire (1987) airs on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 8:00 PM on TCM.

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