#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impressario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price: utter devotion to their art and complete loyalty to Lermontov himself. Under his near-obsessive guidance, young ballerina Victoria Page is poised for superstardom, but earns Lermontov’s scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of “The Red Shoes,” the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. Vicky leaves the company and marries Craster, but still finds herself torn between Lermontov’s demands and those of her heart.
Plot: In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.
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I have seen this film about 30 times in 30 years and for me this film will always be special. Astonishingly, my wife, who is a Ballet Teacher, doesn’t care at all for this film finding it too ‘affected’. Perhaps as I am not involved with ballet at a professional level is a reason why I can enjoy this vibrant, colourful fantasy so much, but then our ballet friends adore the film, so who knows why this film affects some so profoundly (Spielberg&Scorsese!!) and not others. Anton Walbrook’s authoritative performance is so memorable and Moira Shearer dances beautifully. Perhaps because the film is so highly charged with passion and emotion it will never please everyone, but I feel this is one of the great achievements of British Cinema and a film so rich and inspirational you will never wish to forget it.
Its not that great
Its Martin Scorsese’s favorite film. Its been th inspiration of millions of little girls to dance ballet. Its a film who’s magic eludes me.
A couple of things at the outset. As a rule I really dislike ballet. I don’t get it. I am also not a particular fan of the directors Powell and Pressberger. Why would I bother seeing the film with two things going against it? because I have been told as long as I can remember that its a great film.
I don’t see what the fuss is about.
The story of a girl who must contend with the men who love her while giving everything for her art is on the face of it compelling. However Powell and Pressberger have made a tale that is highly artificial. Yes I know its suppose to be art, but to me great art should seem natural and real, even in its artifice. Everything in the Red Shoes feels unreal and unnatural beginning with the pumped up color. Nothing in real life looks like this. Actually I felt as though I was watching a German expressionistic film but in color, and with out the connection to the heart (the fate of our heroine made me giggle).
To be honest I can’t argue about the film on a technical level. Its a brilliantly made film. Its as finely a constructed film as they come. However I can’t see past the construction. I can’t see anything else. There is no heart, no connection to the audience. There is only the artifice passing as art.
I don’t think this is a truly great film in the way that the best films are, I don’t think it truly touches ones heart the way that it should. I think its a film that is less than its reputation.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Music, Romance
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale), Emeric Pressburger (original screenplay), Keith Winter (additional dialogue), Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actors Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company The Archers, Independent Producers
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor, UK (colour by) (as Technicolor)
Film Length 3,680 m (UK)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm