An American in Paris (US, 1951)

I love Gene Kelly: he was a great dancer; always played nice guys; he was a socialist. This movie has some stunning dancing (and Oscar Levant in Gershwin’s piano concerto). Sets look great (based on paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec amongst others) and the direction’s perfect (ie you can see the dancing in long fluid takes). (DVD, 2) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043278/

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