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The Red Shoes (1948)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with actors Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese Rating:7.5/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on July 30th, 2010:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Scorsese talks about the use of colour and how it drew him to the film. Cardiff talks about how he got involved. Initially, he hated the ballet but soon grew to love it. Goring talks about the blend of fairy tale and reality in the film. Unlike Cardiff, Easdale was a long-time fan of the ballet and speaks of the origins of the music. Shearer says that she took some convincing because she was enjoying a successful run as a dancer and found the film’s script dreadful. This is an excellent track that covers all aspects of The Red Shoes.
Commentary 2: Jeremy Irons reads excerpts from Powell and Pressburger’s novelization of The Red Shoes and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Red Shoes" Rating:9.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review