Monday, May 14, 2007

Princess Haiku at a ghost version of The Tales of Hoffman....





Tales of Hoffman "was released in 1951, at a time when the gritty realist school of cinema was dominant. The critics of the day were uncomprehending of the deliberate artificiality of what Powell called his "totally composed" film. The sheer beauty of the production, the brilliance of the cast and the glories of Offenbach's music as conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham largely went over their heads..."

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3 comments:

Peter Haslam said...

Beautiful song and picture combination. I might grow to like art under your tutelage :)

vanishingword said...

The tales of Hoffman are beautiful.

Princess Haiku said...

Art is a vast umbrella, Peter. Something for everyone.