THE RED SHOES (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

Although weighed down by a creaking, melodramatic backstage story, The Red Shoes takes flight on stage, in its extensive ballet sequence starring Victoria Page in a production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Red Shoes.” Working with partner Emeric Pressburger’s script, Michael Powell shoots the experimental works to achieve impassioned visual results, from […]