Thursday, November 19, 2009

Art film

Film Forum has paired a new print of "The Red Shoes" - the most famous of all dance movies - with "La Danse." And what a pairing it is! I'd never seen "The Red Shoes" before, so was unprepared for its wit, its beauty, its passion, and its heartbreak! There's also something incredibly fresh about it - in its path-breaking use of color, and in the remarkable freshness of Moira Shearer. And what an argument it is for the power of film to complete the live performing arts...

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