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Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Red Shoes

Ballet impresarios lucky enough to find themselves under the tutelage of Boris Lermontov know that they will come to realize the full promise and flowering of their great talents. But at what price? Charismatic Lermontov's rule is iron-fisted and absolute, his demands nothing less than complete devotion to the art and slavish loyalty to himself.

Poised for stardom, young ballerina Victoria Page must decide between her love of ballet and her love of its composer, Julian Craster. There is no easy answer. Either decision she makes will bring both pain and wrath.

Technicolor was invented for films such as "The Red Shoes." Dazzling!


Blogger Robin said...

I missed the title of the film?

11:25 AM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

Oops. Duh. Fixing now.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Question, is this a remake of the movie or is it retouched? Or did you just see it for the first time? This is one my favorite movies of all time...I don't think that it should be remade...

It must be said that most ballet dancers are harder on themselves than Lermontov could ever be...

1:36 PM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

You're right that it should never be remade (though some have said Baz Luhrmann tries with most every one of his films). No this refers to the original which I just recently saw for the first time.

1:41 PM  

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