8/19/10

Movie Classics



The Red Shoes (1948)
Runtime: 133min
Directors: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Actors: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring



Victoria "Vicky" Page's (Moira Shearer) greatest passion is to dance, and she is given an opportunity to dance for the Ballet Lermontov by the impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook). Lermontov soon sees her talent and after he looses his prima ballerina to marriage, she becomes the lead dancer for the company. Lermontov belives in full devotion to dancing and to him, so a problem arrises when Page is cast as the leading role in The Red Shoes and falls in love with the music composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). She is torn between her passion for dancing and her love for the composer, and Lermontov shows his real character as a ruthless and jealous impresario.



The movie is a work of art and is visually stunning in every way. The cinematography, the set, the costumes and Moira Shearer is so beautifull to look at. No wonder that Martit Scorsese calls it one of his favorite movies. Not only is the plot exciting, but Shearer gives a stunning and memorable performance as the torn dancer driven to madness by the unsympathetic character of Walbrook, who also gives a wonderfull and realistic performance.




2 comments:

Eirin said...

Denne filmen har jeg ikke sett, men lest om. Den er inpirert av eventyret om De røde skoene, For en fin blogg du har. Veldig mange fine , gamle fotografier. Legger meg til som følger, jeg.

Ha en søndag.

Pandora said...

Mhm, er jo på en måte en fortelling i en fortelling, med De røde skoene som hovedinspirasjon. Den scenen hvor hun spiller i De røde skoene er kjempe nydelig!
Tusen takk for følget og kommentaren. Fikk jeg interesse for en ny blogg også. Ser spennende ut : )

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