Episode 115 – Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Tales Of Hoffmann

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This week on the podcast, the team is joined by West Anthony to finish their month-long Technicolor arc by discussing Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Tales Of Hoffmann.

They also discuss the Oscar nominations, the latest Netflix news, and the January Criterion Collection titles.

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About the film:

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women’”a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer’”all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger’s feverishly romantic adaptation is a feast of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced.

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Next week on the podcast: Masahiro Shinoda’s Pale Flower