Monday, 21 March 2011

Red footwear better than black bird?

If you've never seen it and are in the UK...The Red Shoes is currently available to view on BBC iPlayer.

Amongst the best Powell and Pressburger masterpieces (double the praise for Michael & Emeric), this is an unsettling delight... filled with passion, drama and lots of RED.

The film stars Moira Shearer as the prima ballerina torn between Anton Walbrook and Marius Goring. It has original music by Brian Easdale and lush cinematography by Jack Cardiff.

Both Brian DePalma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all time favorite films.

Put on your dancing!

And, if you REALLY haven't seen it go buy it anyway!


  1. Hello, I have just come across your blog and enjoy your articles.
    so I have decided to pass on the stylish blogger award to you. (details over at my blog)
    The red shoes is a great movie, not long ago they played it at the nz film festival and i'm still peeved that I wasn't able to see it on the big screen it would have been so amazing.

  2. Thank you very much for the Stylish Blogger Award Zoë and for the kind words!

    I will reciprocate as you also have blog style!

    I've never seen RS on the big screen but having seen the restored Metropolis a few months ago, there's so much to be said about viewing these films as they were intended to be viewed: The Big Parade is bigger and the Red Shoes, no doubt, a lot redder!!


    Paul Joyce