In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Slack, freelancers were asked to comment about films that influenced their formative years.
“‘The Red Shoes’ dynamically crosses from reality to fantasy, befitting a film that is itself a grand fiction, simultaneously reflecting and critiquing a true reality. That’s the power of cinema — that’s the power of ‘The Red Shoes.’”
“In between Ford’s wide shots and Scorsese’s close-ups, there is an effort by each filmmaker to make faith real.”
“The shrieking masses are right on the money for once. Plaza’s tale of teen possession is powerfully scary.”