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The Red Shoes: Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide

The Red Shoes: Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide
Mark Connelly

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Since its release in 1948 "The Red Shoes" has come to be regarded not only as a British classic, and as perhaps the most widely loved of all of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger' collaborations, but as a highlight of world cinema. Its fantastic - and indeed fantastical - mixture of dance, music, colour and light has inspired audiences across the decades. The first comprehensive study of the film that marks the pinnacle of the directors' remarkable relationship, Connelly's book offers fresh insights into this intriguing and beguiling work and into the characters at the heart of the story: the Svengali-like impresario and his obsession, the ingenue dancer embodied by the brilliant Moira Shearer. According to many accounts the most successful British film ever made, it is fitting that "The Red Shoes" should be celebrated in 2005, the centenary of Powell's birth.

Author Info

Mark Connelly is Senior Lecturer in British History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His books include 'The Charge of the Light Brigade: The British Film Guide 5', and, as Editor, 'Christmas at the Movies' (both I.B.Tauris).


'(Connelly's) enthusiasm is infectious...'Christopher Wood, Times 2, 10th November 2005FILM INTERNATIONALIn these new studies, Mark Connelly and Sarah Street concisely summarise the films and place them historically.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: British Film Guides

ISBN: 9781845110710
Publication Date: 25 Aug 2005
Number of Pages: 112
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 15 illustrations

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