Michael Powell

Commentary on The Tales of Hoffmann

2017.11.02 | By Gregory Nagy On the film The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). Commentary by Gregory Nagy 2012.11.11, revised 2017.10.23. For a prior commentary, see §§34–45 of ch.1 of Nagy’s Masterpieces of Metonymy. On the original opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Nagy offers extensive analysis in http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hlnc.essay:Nagy.The_Fragmentary_Muse_and_the_Poetics_of_Refraction.2009. The 1951 film The Tales of Hoffmann is currently re-distributed by Criterion Collection, Janus Films, Studio, a Canal+ Company. Featured in… Read more