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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    The film is so much more than about ballet. It's about obsession, honor, manipulation, loyalty, and the creative process with several touches of humor. And you'll see that the ballet sequence of the Red Shoes itself breaks the confines of the stage and becomes a more, fascinating sequence than...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    This is not at all what I am saying. The cinematographer is not attempting to recreate a live performance. The cinematographer is attempting to create mood, atmosphere with his or her choice of lighting, atmospheric effects, color, selection of lenses, what have you whether in an indoor set...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    From an article on Cardiff from American Cinematographer: It appears evident then that Cardiff wanted a softer look for the Red Shoes ballet sequence but didn't want the same diffused look for the real-life sequences, especially the daylight sequences which in the recent BD version are a quite...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    I understand that but Robert also said this in his first comment: Put me in the sharper-is-more-appealing-than-softer camp. Technicolor theatrical presentations of films like "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "Gone With The Wind" and hundreds of other films were also softer when shown in...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Red Shoes (1948) (4k UHD)

    Hopefully the new 4k version won't have an overall velvety look. The Criterion BD version I have that my Oppo player upscales to 4k has scenes that Cardiff shot in very appealing and stunning crisp focus - particularly the daylight scenes in Monte Carlo when the ballet troupe arrives at the...
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