Montag, 28. November 2011
The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger, 1948) - TSPDT #128
The theater behind-the-stage liveliness and the dance sequences are beautifully filmed and haven't aged at all (some of the special effects have) - the visual interpretation of Victoria Page's psychological state expressed through her dance is marvelous without feeling forced. The build-up to the story took quite long and some of the essential love story moments were only hinted at - I wonder why.
Camerawork is generally fantastic and I can hardly remember a film being so colorful except maybe some of Kurosawa's later work.