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The Red Shoes (1948)

Episode #37

Eagle-Lion Films released The Red Shoes on October 22, 1948. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger directed the film starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, and Moira Shearer.

‘The Red Shoes’ Criterion Synopsis

The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.

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Eagle-Lion Films released The Red Shoes on October 22, 1948. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger directed the film starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, and Moira Shearer.

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  1. Wow, you are a big fan of Wong Kar Wai. Are any of his films in your top 100? I’ve only seen In the Mood for Love.

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