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The Red Shoes

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell

It's been said that this 1948 classic has been responsible for the ballet lessons of more young girls than any other film. It's not hard to understand why: Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger's dark fairy tale presents the ballet as an exquisite, … see full wiki

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2 reviews about The Red Shoes
review by . April 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     "The Red Shoes" means serious business. It's the first- and presumably best- film to depict the back-stage life of an obsessive dancer. We'd expect it to be pretty hypnotic, with its honorable Criterion Collection restoration courtesy of Martin Scorsese, as well as all the other praise it has garnered over the years. This film is the favorite of many; and for good reason. It is one of the many-but few- classics that have not decayed with age, and I don't …
review by . August 04, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
THE RED SHOES is a classic of film-making. With a highly dramatic plot and an unforgettable score, it truly is a masterpiece.Into the famous Lermontov Company comes young Victoria Page (Moira Shearer). A ballerina eager to master her craft. Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook) is already aware of Vicky's talents, and soon Vicky is one of the principal artists in the company.However, Vicky finds herself attracted to the young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring), whom Lermontov has patronised. Soon …
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