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Film Favourites: No. 1

The Red Shoes

PAY ATTENTION: this is what the opening sequence of The Red Shoes screams at you through the screen. As a horde of eager students rush to their theatre seats ready for a ballet performance, you know that, like them, you are about to witness something exceptional – so settle down and PAY ATTENTION. 716 more words


The Red Shoes (1948)

When it’s on: Wednesday, 27 December (12.10 pm)
Channel: BBC2
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These days we just get to enjoy the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, who seemed to spend their working lives together crafting esoteric, whimsical and often fantastic British movies that were spinning off on tangents all of their own. 1,196 more words


The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Robert Rousenville, Robert Helpmann, Léonide Massine

The Tales of Hoffmann is one of those lovely movies which is a personality test for the viewer. 1,349 more words


The Colours Blogathon: The Red Shoes (1948)

Catherine over at Thoughts All Sorts is hosting this blogathon all about films that feature colours in their titles. Be sure to visit her site to read all the entries. 1,799 more words


Peeping Tom (1960)

Dir. Michael Powell. Starring Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley

Cats, for the most part, don’t like citrus scents. Making your couch smell like lemon, for example, will reduce the cat’s desire to climb it, scratch it, or otherwise kill it. 1,522 more words


Devoured by an Ambition: The Red Shoes (1948)

“The ballet of The Red Shoes is from a fairy tale by Hans Andersen. It is the story of a girl who is devoured by an ambition to attend a dance in a pair of red shoes. 1,098 more words


The Red Shoes: A Ballet Symbolic of the Public/Private Spheres.

The Sadler Wells Theatre was showing Matthew Bourne’s ballet adaptation of The Red Shoes at the start of the year in London. Whilst watching the production, especially at ‘Ballet of the Red Shoes’ scene, I noticed something quite interesting. 972 more words