1/19/10

Ballet Shoes - Movie for a Bohemian Season


I did not have high hopes for Ballet Shoes.  It sounded interesting, but the movie poster made it look like some tween sort of low-budget product and I was hardly prepared to fall in love with it. But fall I did, and felt sad to say goodbye when it was over.

You know, sadly, I'd never even heard of Noel Streatfeild before seeing this film and I now I think I have to check out her books.



What makes it bohemian

Set in 1930s London, our characters include:
One lost British paleontologist bachelor

One orphan and three babies in carpet bags
A gray haired nanny

Four eccentric boarders
And a Russian dance teacher


In a tale of...


Aspiring actresses, ballerinas and aviators
Impoverished and making-do in a gloomy and cozy old mansion

Listening at doors


Running away from home
Making vows
And one very romantic dance

And the colors: deliciously soft and greyed out shades of peach, peacock blue, wine, chocolate, dove grey, ivory and periwinkle!

*images via ginnybranch

7 comments:

  1. Oh, my daughter and I will definitely need to see this (we're both former ballerinas, sort of). I read the book to her when she was maybe six or seven, and we own another adaptation of the movie. This new one looks particularly special, and especially bohemian!

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  2. it as on in england over christmas. perfect!

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  3. Oh how lovely! I LOVE Noel Streatfield, introduced as I was by You've Got Mail. When was that . . . maybe ten years ago? I went straight to Amazon and ordered, certain to love it! I had no idea that a movie had been made. Thank you! Really! Thank you! Movie night is on!

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  4. I Had Tried To Watch This Movie ( just for emma watson ^^ )But Somehow I Got Bored On The Start. Maybe, I Wasn't In A Good Mood...

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  6. @Hausfrau, @Debbi - tell me what you think after you see it!

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