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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


The Red Shoes (1948)

Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring

I have been vexed occasionally in the past year because I wanted to write something about a Powell and Pressburger film but couldn’t think of a good way to do it; as a general rule I don’t like to talk about what I’ve already read about in a film, but unfortunately, everyone else has already talked about those things: a rare generosity towards an older generation in… 1,107 more words


A Matter of Film and Glory: The Archers - Honourable Mention - The Red Shoes

This short series is a consideration of my personal Top 5 films by The Archers, being the film production company composed of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, active from 1939 to 1957. 1,571 more words

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