A 12 minute ballet performance of the German writer Goethe’s story complimented by stunning color and imaginative visuals. The story, which was told most famously by Disney, tells of a witch, perhaps a little too confident in her skills, who creates a storm of magical mischief and chaos while her master is away. The main reason for watching this piece is to see a great director at work, but Powell already took the concept of ballet on film to its peak with The Red Shoes (1948) and Tales of Hoffman (1951).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s