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Year
1948
Runtime
134 min.
Directors
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres
Drama, Romance, Music
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
20,272
Checks
7,545
Favs
998
Dislikes
51
Favs/checks
13.2% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. Melvelet's avatar

    Melvelet

    Wouldn't have expected that a 15-minute ballet scene would be my favoutire part of this wonderful film. :) 3 years 4 months ago
  2. seithscott's avatar

    seithscott

    Utterly breathtaking and really ahead of it's time, just brilliant. I imagine this is where Aronofsky got his idea. 6 years 1 month ago
  3. Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar

    Jonathan_Hutchings

    Absolutely brilliant.

    @seithscott Definitely. Some of Aronofsky's compositions for Black Swan were directly lifted from this film. They're virtually identical in terms of theme (the exploration of the value of art) and plot, although Swan is darker and campier. Some say Swan owes a debt to The Red Shoes, I say it owes it's entire existence to this Archers masterpiece.
    5 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #4 in Music
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  2. This movie ranks #5 in 100 Best British films
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  3. This movie ranks #9 in 1940s
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  4. This movie ranks #9 in BFI 100
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  5. This movie ranks #16 in Romance
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  6. This movie ranks #44 in The Criterion Collection
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  7. This movie ranks #59 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  8. This movie ranks #59 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
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  20. This movie ranks #261 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  21. This movie ranks #278 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  22. This movie ranks #368 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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