The Tales of Hoffmann
|Publication Date||June 2013|
|Publisher||British Film Institute|
|Series||BFI Film Classics|
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) is a unique and important film, both in the history of British cinema and in the history of interdisciplinary art-making. It is the first full-throttle presentation of an opera on screen: a Technicolor exploration of romance, fantasy, and failure, more danced than sung.