The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

This is more like it. Full of bonkers adventures, incredibly colourful and more merciful on your lifespan than the original. Very watchable, too. Continue reading

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The Red Shoes (1948)

Obsession. Passion. The push for perfection. Ballet seems a perfect backdrop for that which keeps a film interesting. For most of its length, however, The Red Shoes is a straightforward story about some people putting on a ballet – with things going quite well, thank you very much. This cannot last, however – you know how film ballet is! Continue reading