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Beautiful Moira Shearer Dancing in The Red Shoes (1948) | FROM THE BYGONE

The Red Shoes is a 1948 British film about a ballet dancer, written, directed and produced by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers. 24 more words


The Red Shoes (1948)

Moira Shearer reminds me of Debra Messing. Or should it be the other way around? Regardless, they are both beautiful redheads with deep, mesmerising eyes. I asked my wife if she’d ever seen the film as I sat down on this lazy tuesday morning with only Netflix for company, but she hadn’t, though had read the story as a child. 639 more words


A Struggle of the Time

Essay by Ian Mason

Michael Powell’s and Emetic Pressburger’s 1948 ‘Red Shoes’ is sumptuous technicolor exposition about the splendor of show business. It’s also an examination into the dark side of achieving success and what is required of one to attain greatness. 541 more words

Desires Change

Mail On Sunday 9/12/01 p33 Ludovic Kennedy & Moira Shearer

Essay by Rebecca Martin

A film like “The Red Shoes” artistically shows a reflection of a life dramatically and impulsively lived out, and it’s beautiful. 472 more words

The Red Shoes (1948)

Obsession. Passion. The push for perfection. Ballet seems a perfect backdrop for that which keeps a film interesting. For most of its length, however, The Red Shoes is a straightforward story about some people putting on a ballet – with things going quite well, thank you very much.  521 more words