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The Line, the Cross & the Curve (1993)

 |  Short, Music  |  6 May 1994 (UK)
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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 ... 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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Mysterious Woman: And this curve, is your smile. And this cross, is your heart. And this line, is your path.
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Words and Music by Kate Bush
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15 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If you are truly a fan, you will love it... It is of course quite mad, but utterly wonderful at the same time. It provides wonderful images to the music that, if you are watching this, the chances are you have heard over and over and over. The whole thing is a complete contradiction. It looks cheap and expensive, it is fantastic and yet grounded in a set somewhere in London. Most of all, it is flawed but completely flawless. Perhaps you need to talk yourself round to the idea that its brilliant, but its worth it if you do. Kate Bush the actress is as unconventional as the singer...naysayers will just say shes no good, but the Fan will see the passion instead of the (lack of) polish. The whole thing has a peculiarly British feel of enthusiasm-in-spite-of-budgetary-restrictions about it which fans should and will get carried away with. But it is also infused with magic and fantasy, in a way that more than compensates...it is not like other films; it doesn't look like other films, it doesn't have a plot like other films so it is pointless getting hung up on the fact that it doesn't. Just run with it. This, it has to be said, is a pretty awful review, but then I hope that the rambling, wafflish nature will make it clear just how Kate Bush can reduce her fans to an awe-struck stupor and that one of the key pleasures of this film, however superficial a pleasure it may be, is the smug satisfaction that non-fans just won't get it...


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