Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Red Shoes

One of the most beautiful movies I've seen, from the score to the screenplay to the production...

The whole film is as if it were an elaborate ballet production, the screen acting as the stage. The Red Shoes was so far ahead of its time.

"One day when I'm old, I want some lovely young girl to say to me, "Tell me, where in your long life, Mr. Caster, were you most happy?" And I shall say, 'Well, my dear, I never knew the exact place. It was somewhere on the Mediterranean. I was with Victoria Page." "What?" she will say. "Do you mean the famous dancer?" I will nod. "Yes, my dear, I do. Then she was quite young, comparatively unspoiled. We were, I remember, very much in love."

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