Montag, 28. November 2011

The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger, 1948) - TSPDT #128

An upcoming ballet star has to decide between her career and her heart.

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.

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