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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

Films & DVDs

Peeping Tom (1960)

More than a decade after his back to back classics The Red Shoes & Black Narcissus, British director Michael Powell nearly sank his prestigious career with a seedy horror film about a psychotic cameraman with a very peculiar sort of bloodlust (emphasis on “lust”). 978 more words


FEATURE: Rare ballet shoes are a "pointe" of interest as auction house prepares for bids - June 2015

Forget the glass slippers, ballet princesses wear pointe shoes… 

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. This is a particularly appropriate statement to attribute to the footwear of ballerinas. 913 more words


The Tales of Hoffmann


Review: A poet who reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past. These three women are a mechanical performing doll; a Venetian courtesan and a consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer. 110 more words


[Last Film I Watch] The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) [5/10]

Title: The Tales of Hoffmann
Year: 1951
Country: UK
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Music
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger… 502 more words

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