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An even more enchanting 'Tales of Hoffmann' after restoration

An even more enchanting 'Tales of Hoffmann' after restoration

Martin Scorsese said it was a big influence on his films "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." George Romero, director of the seminal zombie thriller "Night of the Living Dead," said it was the reason he became a filmmaker. The "it" in question is Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Technicolor masterpiece "The Tales of Hoffmann," which has entranced and influenced filmmakers since its release in 1951. FULL COVERAGE: Classic Hollywood "Ten Commandments" director Cecil B. DeMille wrote the British filmmakers in 1952, telling Powell and Pressburger: "For the first time in my life I was treated to Grand Opera where the...

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