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The Line, the Cross & the Curve (1993)

A singer struggles to dance well in rehearsal with her band. A power outage leaves her alone in the studio, reviewing her life, when a mysterious woman appears through the mirror and gives ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Bush ...
Dancer
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Lindsay Kemp ...
Guide
Lily ...
Herself
Stewart Arnold ...
Male dancer
Christopher Banaman ...
Member of The Four Angels
John Chesworth ...
Member of The Four Angels
Vernon Nurse ...
Member of The Four Angels
Robert Smith ...
Member of The Four Angels
Paddy Bush ...
Member of The Devils
Colin Lloyd Tucker ...
Member of The Devils
Stewart Elliott ...
Band Musician
Danny McIntosh ...
Band Musician
Kevin McAlea ...
Band Musician
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A singer struggles to dance well in rehearsal with her band. A power outage leaves her alone in the studio, reviewing her life, when a mysterious woman appears through the mirror and gives her a pair of Red Shoes. The cursed shoes dance beautifully, but endlessly. The singer is drawn irresistibly into the fey world beyond the mirror, where she must redeem three magic symbols from the mysterious woman in order to obtain release from the cursed shoes. Written by Karen Newcombe <kln@sirius.com>

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6 May 1994 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mysterious Woman: And this curve, is your smile. And this cross, is your heart. And this line, is your path.
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References The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

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Lily
Words and Music by Kate Bush
Performed by Kate Bush
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Great music, shame Kate can't act!
25 November 2000 | by (Devon England) – See all my reviews

Lovely to see this film during its short cinematic release in Poole Dorset. We had the pleasure of also seeing Kate's short filmlet Cloudbusting with this. Miranda Richardson is the only shining light, acting wise, although the music is glorious. Eat the music is my highlight, with Kate running through squishy fruit, and gradually getting whipped up into a frenzy, and eventually managing to reclaim the line, cross and curve (path heart and smile) needed to escape the trap that Miranda set for her. The tunnel sequence I believe, was shot in a disused section of the London Underground. Come back to us soon Kate, but PLEASE get some acting practice in first ;)


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