Monday March 26th, 2018 *** The Red Shoes *** Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger *** interpreted by Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

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There is tension between two kinds of stories in “The Red Shoes,” and that tension helps make it the most popular movie ever made about the ballet and one of the most enigmatic movies about anything. One story could be a Hollywood musical: A young ballerina falls in love with the composer of the ballet that makes her an overnight star. The other story is darker and more guarded. It involves the impresario who runs the ballet company, who demands loyalty and obedience, who is enraged when the young people get married. The motives of the ballerina and her lover are transparent. But the impresario defies analysis. In his dark eyes we read a fierce resentment. No, it is not jealousy, at least not romantic jealousy. Nothing as simple as that.   Roger Ebert

Dennis Gassner’s favorite movie!

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: The Red Shoes is one of the best-looking movies ever, and blends multiple moods and styles with balletic grace.

 

 

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2 responses to “Monday March 26th, 2018 *** The Red Shoes *** Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger *** interpreted by Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

  1. Sooo… in addition to “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” or instead?

  2. J.J.Iuorno-Paladino

    Ohhhhhh>>>> how i love our Cinematiki…every Monday we are able to watch some of the best films from all times, present and past, like The Red Shoes and then we are able to comment and discuss it with our dear audience and to keep on learning about the art of cinematography from masters like directors Michael Powell, E. Pressburger, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, actors Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer…lucky us to have such a priceless resource…how do you feel about it ?

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