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The Red Shoes (1948)

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Anton Walbrook Anton Walbrook
Boris Lermontov
Marius Goring Marius Goring
Julian Craster
Moira Shearer Moira Shearer
Victoria Page
Robert Helpmann Robert Helpmann
Ivan Boleslawsky
Albert Bassermann Albert Bassermann
Sergei Ratov
Léonide Massine Léonide Massine
Grischa Ljubov
Austin Trevor Austin Trevor
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A classic

12 years, 3 months ago at Sep 1 6:53
A few years back, I kept coming across those two names, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and they were always referred as some of the best movie directors ever (Martin Scorsese, for example, is a huge fan) and, supposedly, the movies they made together represented the Golden Age of British cinema. After hearing all these, I started to watch all the movies they made together and, by now, I ha... read more

The Ultimate Dance film!

3 months, 4 weeks ago at Aug 4 13:51
Renowned director Martin Scorsese considers The Red Shoes as his all time favourite movie, and it isn't hard to see why. The Red Shoes I consider to be the ultimate dance film, and is absolutely beautiful in every sense. The cinematography is fabulous, and the choreography is dazzling. The screenplay is excellent, and as the lovers Anton Walbrook and Moira Shearer head the fantastic cast(including... read more
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Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impressario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price: utter devotion to their art and complete loyalty to Lermontov himself. Under his near-obsessive guidance, young ballerina Victoria Page is poised for superstardom, but earns Lermontov's scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. Vicky leaves the company and marries Craster, but still finds herself torn between Lermontov's demands and those of her heart.
Release date: 6 September 1948
UPC: 037429128220
Tags: 1940s (10), Ballet (8), Drama (8), 1948 (8), Dancing (7), Music (6), Romance (6), UK (5), Dance (4), Love Triangle (4), Melodrama (4), Backstage (3), Rehearsal (3), Musical (3), Ballerina (3), Paris France (2), London England (2), Technicolor (2), Mediterranean Sea (2), London (2)
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“Renowned director Martin Scorsese considers The Red Shoes as his all time favourite movie, and it isn't hard to see why. The Red Shoes I consider to be the ultimate dance film, and is absolutely beautiful in every sense. The cinematography is fabulous, and the choreography is dazzling. The screenplay is excellent, and as the lovers Anton Walbrook and Moira Shearer head the fantastic cast(including Marius Goring) and do an impeccable job at it. The music was just gorgeous, and this is coming from a classical music fan, very lyrical, and just exactly what a ballet score should be like. All in all, if you see the Red Shoes on television, I advise you to watch it, even if you don't like it at first. 10/10 Bethany Cox” read more

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