THE TALES OF HOFFMAN
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Run Time: 127 min. Release Year: 1951
Starring: Ann Ayars, Léonide Massine, Ludmilla Tchérina, Moira Shearer, Pamela Brown
Newly restored version of the 1951 Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by both Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero as a major influence on their own work.