After the runaway delirium of their ballet film The Red Shoes, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger followed up with an opera. The Tales of Hoffmann is based on the personal mythology of German author E.T.A. Hoffmann, by way of the French who adapted the anthology of tall tales into an opera. The film is a new English translation, and crazy.
We dive into The Tales of Hoffmann on this week’s Lost in Criterion. Listen at LostInCriterion.com or on iTunes, where you could maybe drop a review of us? While you're at it, maybe like us on Facebook? Or consider supporting us through Patreon. We'd appreciate it.