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Shearer, Moira 1926-2006

Works: 134 works in 513 publications in 6 languages and 5,374 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Opera films  Pastoral fiction  Didactic fiction  Nonfiction films  Ballet films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Dancer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
103 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell( visu )
60 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 894 libraries worldwide
A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera
The red shoes ( visu )
7 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( visu )
42 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
Balletmaster : a dancer's view of George Balanchine by Moira Shearer( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
"We worked on until the ballet was complete. One prodigious technical hurdle followed another, and if I seemed to falter he simply said, 'Go on - go on. I know you can do it.' I began to believe in myself and found that I was performing everything he wanted, the dangerous slanting way, even the nearly impossible. It was an exhilarating experience. Had I not just been married and with my life about to take a completely new turn, I think I would have followed George Balanchine back across the Atlantic in the hope of joining his New York City Ballet. Instead we never met again. My debt to him is infinite, and this book about his life is my tribute." It was the spring of 1950 and Moira Shearer, the success of the famous ballet movie The Red Shoes recently behind her, was learning the lead role in Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, his first choreographic contribution to Covent Garden. It was their sole encounter, but the sheer force and élan of Balanchine's personality, technique and genius held the young ballerina in total thrall from that day to this. As Moira Shearer observed his works over the years, she determined to set down Balanchine's extraordinary career and tempestuous life from a dancer's perspective. She researched his Russian youth, and the dazzling Diaghilev and continental years. She talked with key colleagues, ex-wives and impresarios as living background to her account of his hard-won triumphs with the New York City Ballet as the most innovative and important choreographer of this century. The story of Balanchine's life is here is full, the romantic destructiveness and willfulness along with the genius, but it is informal and distillate rather than compendious. Its warm, intelligent and seamless narrative, its eloquence as expert homage from one artist to another and its lively assessment of the elements that fueled Balanchine's extraordinary talent are sure to earn this book a lasting place on the shelves of anyone who cares about dance and about the cultural history of our turbulent century. -- from dust jacket
Black tights : from the ballets of Paris of Roland Petit by Maurice Chevalier( visu )
18 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Four ballets by choreographer Roland Petit
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful surroundings, the street food, the elusive guy next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in each other and ourselves"--
Ellen Terry by Moira Shearer( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
The story of three loves ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This film explores relationships--from the whimsical to the dramatic--recalled by passengers aboard a sleek ocean liner. In the first story, an impresario loses his heart to a lovely ballerina with tragic results. Next, an elderly enchantress uses magic to help a naive governess find romance. Finally, a trapeze artist who was responsible for the death of his last partner trains a new one, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past
A simple man : inspired by the life and works of L. S. Lowry by Gillian Lynne( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A ballet in seven scenes commissioned by the BBC for television broadcast during the centennial celebration of L.S. Lowry's birth in 1987
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A romatic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as demonstrated by the familiar topic of the village beauty seduced by the local squire
Le voyeur by Michael Powell( visu )
15 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Böhm interpreta a psicópata que fotografía a sus víctimas mientras mueren; es un hombre profundamente perturbado, cuyo desequilibrio hunde sus raíces en la infancia. Su padre, un científico obsesionado por estudiar las reacciones infantiles ante el miedo, destrozó su psique y lo convirtió en un adulto acomplejado y afectado por una demencia demoníaca. El personaje necesita registrar en imágenes el terror que sienten sus víctimas antes de morir. Por eso ejerce la profesión de fotógrafo, para encubrir sus intenciones y poder satisfacer sus morbosos impulsos sin levantar sospechas."
Moira Shearer by Hugh Fisher( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The red shoes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
Les chaussons rouges by Michael Powell( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Une jeune danseuse est découverte par un célèbre impresario à la passion dévorante et dévoreuse qui en fait la vedette d'un ballet créé spécialement pour elle : "Les chaussons rouges". Mais son mentor lui demande de sacrifier à sa carrière son amour pour un jeune compositeur...Ce film en technicolor, Oscar 1947 pour le chef-opérateur Jack Cardiff, marqua un basculement dans la représentation de la danse au cinéma, avec dix-sept minutes d'un véritable ballet cinématographique
Black tights : from the ballets of Roland Petit ( visu )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Presents four ballets choreographed by Roland Petit. Includes Petit's version of Carmen
Las zapatillas rojas ( visu )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Una joven bailarina de ballet se debate entre dos hombres: un compositor con el que mantiene un romance y un autoritario empresario que la obliga a abandonar a su amante a favor de su carrera, una decisión que traerá consecuencias
Black tights : an original soundtrack recording by Roland Petit( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1962 in No Linguistic Content and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Augen der Angst ( visu )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in German and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Der unscheinbare Kameramann Mark Lewis wird von seinen Kollegen geschätzt. Niemand ahnt, daß er als Kind von seinem Vater, der die Psychologie der Angst erforschte, für wissenschaftliche Zwecke mißbraucht wurde: Der Wissenschaftler pflegte seinen Sohn aufzuwecken, indem er ihm mit einem hellen Licht ins Gesicht leuchtete und seine erschrockene Reaktion mit einer Kamera festhielt. Jahre später führt Mark ein mörderischen Doppelleben: Er lädt ahnungslose junge Frauen in sein Appartement ein, um mit der Kamera ihre Todesangst einzufangen. Während er sein Objektiv auf die verzerrten Gesichter richtet, lässt er ein in das Stativ eingebautes Messer an ihre Kehlen fahren. Nur für seine Nachbarin Helen hegt Mark liebevolle Gefühle ... Quelle: prisma-online
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King, Moira
King, Moira 1926-2006
Moira Shearer attrice scozzese
Moira Shearer britische Tänzerin und Schauspielerin
Moira Shearer britisk skodespelar
Moira Shearer britisk skuespiller
Moira Shearer Brits actrice (1926-2006)
Moira Shearer brittisk skådespelare
Moira Shearer danseuse de ballet, actrice de cinéma et de théâtre
Moira Shearerová
Shearer, Moira, 1926-
Мойра Ширер британська балерина та акторка
Ширер, Мойра
מוירה שירר
مويرا شيرر
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German (16)
Spanish (15)
French (6)
Chinese (3)
Multiple languages (2)
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