The Red Shoes (1948)
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as Victoria Page
as Boris Lermontov
as Julian Craster
as Grischa Ljubov
as Ivan Boleslawsky
as Sergei Ratov
as Irina Boronskaja
as A Balletomane
as Her Mate
as Prof. Palmer
as Lady Neston
as Stagedoor Keeper
as Lord Oldham
as Gladys, Vicky's Fri...
as M. Boudin
as M. Rideaut
as Vicky's Dresser
as Solo Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Red Shoes
A lingering, calf-eyed look at backstage ballet's little world of overworked egos and underdone glands.
The Red Shoes was shot in three-strip Technicolor, a process that's no longer used because of expense and technical complexity, but one that yielded some of the most spectacular images in cinema history.
The shoes have never been redder. The color of passion that drenches the Technicolor world of The Red Shoes has been restored to its original luster.
No wonder Britain, still rationed in color, food, and feeling in the wake of an exhausting war, could not cope with what the movie proposed. Catch it here now, and you will not just be seeing an old film made new; you will have your vision restored.
Audience Reviews for The Red Shoes
Walbrook and Shearer are absolutely fantastic in this dazzling visual spectacle that boasts an astounding art direction and cinematography in Technicolor - and in which the theater stage can assume unimaginable, magical proportions thanks especially to a phenomenal editing.
Anybody who ever tried to have a normal life while trying to be an artist will relate. Can you do it? Is it possible? Even if you're not an artist, you will identify with the lead's dilemma: can you have it all? Beautiful and very well edited and the dance scenes were wonderfully choreographed.
Powell and Pressburger's spectacle of color, choreography and catastrophe makes Black Swan look like an ugly duckling.
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