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  • 'The Tales Of Hoffmann' At Cinestudio

    'The Tales Of Hoffmann' At Cinestudio
    When "The Tales of Hoffman" was released in the United States in 1951, New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther spared no adjective or adverb in praising the visual splendor of the British import: "Decor of incredible magnificence, wrapped in colors of fascinating sheen, is cascaded forth in an abundance that fairly bugs and bedazzles the eye. Settings that have the luxuriance of a fairy-tale rajah's pleasuredome and costumes of festival brilliance are splashed on the screen in vast array."
  • Review: 'The Tales of Hoffman'

    Review: 'The Tales of Hoffman'
    Inconceivable without their international success with "The Red Shoes" three years earlier, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's audacious screen version of the Jacques Offenbach operetta "The Tales of Hoffmann" came out in 1951. The following spring...

    An even more enchanting 'Tales of Hoffmann' after restoration

    Martin Scorsese said it was a big influence on his films "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." George Romero, director of the seminal zombie thriller "Night of the Living Dead," said it was the reason he became a filmmaker. The "it" in question is Michael...

    Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold

     Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold
    On the surface, "Black Sea" is a gritty thriller about a submarine crew on a dangerous mission to retrieve a German U-boat supposedly filled with gold bars that sank in the Black Sea. But director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") employs...

    Schoonmaker, Scorsese Talk Up 'Tales of Hoffmann'

    LYON - Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: "The Tales of Hoffmann," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera, which...