Few kissing.
A few nude statues, non-sexual.
There is a scene where Vicki and Julian kiss in the back of a carriage. A few other embraces between the two are shown. Nothing sexual.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


“How do you understand ballet? You regard it as sports and poetry, but for me, it is a belief.” Lemontov raised his proud head to the woman, got up and left. The red shoes, an old 1948 film. Derived from Andersen’s fairy tale “red shoes”, the non-stop red dance shoes are God’s punishment for vanity and blasphemy.

“Why do you dance ballet?” Lemontov asked Victoria.

“Why are you alive?” Victoria’s rhetorical question led her to join the lemontov troupe.

Artists should abandon love and take art as their faith. This is lemontov’s point of view. He has the same expectations for Victoria. However, the emergence of composer Julian shattered his career and buried the fragile Victoria. Julian is really talented, but in art he is just a blasphemer. He had no respect for his career. He left the audience waiting for the performance. He blew kisses to his lover in the process of conducting. At that time, Victoria jumped at the end of the second act of Swan Lake. The sad parting between the swan and the prince. His carelessness just desecrated the ballet art that lemontov regarded as life.

The same is true for Victoria. She was born for ballet. Without ballet, she is good for nothing. Ballet is her life, but when she can’t give up love, Victoria will give up ballet and life like all women.

A friend once asked me if I would go to England to study if I had a lover by my side. I said yes, she said I was not a woman. Choose love and abandon dreams, or love has become a woman’s only faith since then. Victoria, who left the troupe, woke up in the middle of the night and secretly found the ballet shoes hidden at the bottom of the cabinet and held them in the palm of her hand. Never dance “red dancing shoes” — is it lucky or unfortunate for a woman to choose love?

If the person she loves is not so paranoid and narrow-minded, maybe the tragedy will not happen, maybe Victoria will soon enter another troupe, maybe she can still rise to the leading role – just like the mythical figure nikinsky in the history of ballet, whose lightning wedding made jiagillev remove him from the troupe in a rage.

But after all, Victoria didn’t have nikinsky’s reputation at that time (nikinsky immediately formed his own ballet and signed a huge contract with the Royal Theatre in London with a weekly salary of £ 1000). No matter how kind-hearted speculation could save the extreme strength of the fact, Julian said to his lover cruelly: “Ballet and me, which do you choose?”

This blasphemer who casually left the whole theater audience behind, of course, would not understand Victoria’s passionate feelings for ballet like life. When Victoria ran out of the theater, she lost her life while losing ballet. The roaring train crashed into her body, and the red dance shoes on her feet were more red by blood drops.

“Help me take off my red dancing shoes,” Victoria said to Julian. In the fairy tale, the executioner cut off the little girl’s feet and the little girl stopped dancing. Julian is the executioner.

It seems that art and life have never been well combined. In 1998, Hillary and Jackie overturned our dreams again. The film tells the life of Jacqueline du Pr é, a famous British cellist. The script is adapted from the Memoirs of her sister and brother.

The film is a good film, but it is said to be seriously divorced from the facts. EMI record company even thought that the film was detrimental to the image of violinist, so it refused to provide any recording of Dupre’s performance for the film. When I write here, I suddenly think of a French film made in the same year, “Artemisia”, the same art prodigy and the greatest female painter in Europe in the 17th century. The film turned an ugly rape case into a romantic love play, while the psychological pain of the 19-year-old female painter was diluted to the invisible.

“The fictional world is always intoxicating. Its shallow moment is the moment when the audience is intoxicated.” The end of a comment is amazing, but think about it.

Another film, Farinelli IL Castro, which is also based on real-life history, has lower credibility. It tells the story of Carlo broschi, the greatest singer in Italy in the 18th century, his growth, fame, family and love. Farinelli’s actor is Stefano Dionisi of Italy, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful man. There is a copperplate portrait of Farinelli on his hand. The so-called androgynous beauty is only “round and jade” at most. Laughter can’t be compared with Stefano’s natural and pure beauty.

In the Baroque period, because the Roman Church banned women from singing hymns in the church, the boys who underwent surgery before the voice change period can also maintain pure and high voice quality in adulthood. It is said that they can not even reach the height of the soprano. At the same time, they have a strong sense and persistence of men. At that time, they were definitely the most dazzling stars in the singing industry. Almost all the male protagonists of the opera used castrato, while the tenor was often just a villain, and the bass was either old or a slave. Almost all the famous composers at that time wrote music for castrato, and the most difficult music scores could not be sung by the best Sopranos in modern times without modification.

Farinelli was the greatest singer of his time. Compared with the evaluation of Dupree in the music world that “God sent her to earth just to let her play the cello”, Farinelli got the special favor of princes and nobles and the selfless cry of the audience in Europe:

“There is a God in heaven and a Farinelli on earth!”

According to the records at that time, Farinelli’s voice can cover three and a half octaves, changing 250 tones in one breath for more than a minute. In Europe at that time, his songs were so difficult that no one asked except him. It is said that his amazing singing skills often make the band forget to play, and the female audience fainted in batches.

Think of the legend of 1900, the last match between 1900 and jazz master Jerry. His crazy playing solidified all the audience in an instant. When he got up, Tim Roth gracefully picked up his cigarette, touched it on the hot piano string and inserted it into Jerry’s mouth: “here you are, I don’t smoke.”

That wonderful scene was very impressive, but it was just a legend, a novel, and Farinelli really had it. He was born in Andrea, Naples in 1705. His real name is Carlo broschi. During his study with porporpora, he was adopted by the farina brothers. In order to appreciate their upbringing, he gave the stage name “Farinelli” according to the Customs at that time.

He made his debut at the age of 15 and became famous. At the age of 32, he was incorporated into the court by King Philip V of Spain. He did not return to his hometown of Italy until Ferdinand VI died in 1759. He settled in Bologna and devoted himself to music. He only received visits from outstanding composers such as Mozart and Gluck. He died in 1782, leaving his legacy to his nephew and his servants. According to his last wish, Farinelli was buried on the hillside of Bologna, and then the cemetery was trodden by Napoleon’s army, leaving nothing.

That’s all. Simply, what’s left in the record is his generosity. During his tenure at the Spanish court, he did his best to frequently help the Spanish people, hold concerts and donate to orphanages. For his brother Riccardo, he just mentioned that he had composed music for his brother. There was no constant sadness in the film, nor any eye-catching abnormal love. The truth is always so plain and simple. It is fictional movies that give us too much imagination, too many questions, and too much “shallow intoxication”.

Directors and screenwriters always like to tap the hearts of the characters behind history, and then fabricate a shocking love or ideal according to their understanding to tease the audience’s strong curiosity and hypocritical moral heart under the screen. Whether Alexandra really has a person can’t be tested. However, Mr. Fu Cong angrily said that dupley is not such a person at all.

So we heard that the famous ELGA concerto is not the perfect 1968 version, and the real Symphony master Daniel Barenboim is not even the deep love in the film.

Let’s go back to the beginning and discuss the relationship between faith and dream, art and life. Wilde advocates that art should dissociate from life, and art precedes life. However, at the peak of his achievements, his Adonis knocked on the door of reading prison for him.

Either choose art or choose life, which seems to be the only way for every artist in his life. Without the existence of castrato, the music in Handel’s period would never be so colorful, and Farinelli would only be an ordinary singer, unknown. If Jackie is as tolerant as her sister Hillary and willing to be plain, and if she also chooses love and family as her faith, the ELGA concerto will no longer have anything to do with her.

“You have to pay your life for it,” the young dupley took the famous David Dorf cello from the sponsor.

She is the greatest music prodigy in Britain in the 20th century. Her cello performance is full of passion and personality. However, beauty is often short-lived, such as fireworks in full bloom. Du Pulei suffered from a terminal illness at the age of 28. Her real stage career is only ten years. After ten years of glory and giving up the warmth of her family, Baron Boym recalled that Dupre didn’t complain about her illness, and she was full of hope for resuming the performance.

In this way, it is difficult to connect with the wayward little girl on the verge of collapse in the film. If she really hates the cello, how can she play such an impassioned movement? It’s also hard to believe that Farrelli, played by Stefano, has no reflection on his humble character and personality charm praised by his contemporaries.

I always like to learn Hilary and Jackie, and call farenelli Riccardo and Carlo. Two films are also based on “real people”. The former is about sisters and the latter is about brothers, and both of them are related to music. The artistic belief to which the protagonist is loyal is entangled in the vortex of family affection and desire compiled by later generations.

Du Pulei was forced to rest at the age of 28 due to illness and died at the age of 42; Farinelli retired from the stage of public performance at the age of 32 and only sang for the eccentric king every night, wasting up to ten years of precious time.

And nikinsky, 19, who conquered the city of Paris overnight during the Russian Performance Season in 1909. However, this talented ballet genius has only danced on the stage for nine years. At the age of 30, nikinsky suffered from schizophrenia and was imprisoned in a nursing home until his death in 1950.

At the end of the 1948 film “honglingyan”, lemontov performed “red dancing shoes” without a heroine. When Pavlova died in January 1931, the Royal Theatre Company stopped its live performance. The band played St. Sang’s death of the swan, and a beam of chasing light moved slowly on the stage.

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