The Red Shoes: Art for Art’s Sake

David Thomson is one of my favorite film critics, if for no other reason than he’s not above throwing film theory out the window to say, in effect, “I like it because I like it SO THERE.” I’m always game to read a good shadowplay soapbox from Thompson’s lovably cantankerous pen. The fact that when […]

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The Red Shoes: Art for Art's Sake

David Thomson is one of my favorite film critics, if for no other reason than he’s not above throwing film theory out the window to say, in effect, “I like it because I like it SO THERE.” I’m always game to read a good shadowplay soapbox from Thompson’s lovably cantankerous pen. The fact that when […]

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The Red Shoes: Restored and Resplendent

Last night, I had the supreme pleasure of attending the North American world premiere of the newly restored version of Powell and Pressburger’s 1948 artistic marvel The Red Shoes. The film, one of cinema’s crowning achievements in color, motion and music, has been restored by the UCLA Film and Television archive, with the support of […]

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