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Episode 319: The Red Shoes (1948)

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Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Maitland McDonagh

Daniel Bird and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to discuss the 1948 film from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, The Red Shoes. The film centers on the tumultuous world of dance, namely ballet. We follow Julian Craster (Marius Goring) and Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) through triumphs and misfortunes.

A favorite of Martin Scorsese, the film is a triumph of melodrama and includes several breathtaking dance sequences, most notably an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Red Shoes.

Buy The Red Shoes on DVD

Buy A Life in Movies by Michael Powell
Buy Michael Powell: International Perspectives on an English Film-maker by Ian Christie (Editor)
Buy the books of Maitland McDonagh
Buy Tenebrae on Blu-Ray
Read an interview with Daniel Bird by Samm Deighan