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  • 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 Hollywood's company picnic, also known as the Academy Awards, gave "An American in Paris" the best picture Oscar for its more sparing and commercially palatable foray into ballet on screen.
  • 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...

    'Guys and Dolls' Joins Venice Classics Line-up

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and Francois Truffaut's "Baisers voles" (Stolen Kisses, 1968). The section is devoted to classic films that have...