Ian Christie on the Significance of The Red Shoes

Adapted from a Hans- Christian Anderson fairytale, this classic tale of dance, deception and death receives an introduction from eminent film and media professor Ian Christie. Offering a glowing tribute the recent restorations – the film has been transformed into glorious Technicolor, emphasising the sumptuous set design and detailed costumes -Christie discusses the legacy that this iconic feature has created, from early Hollywood musicals to those features that have delved into the realms of fantasy in our own cinema.


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