mercoledì 31 agosto 2011


Brilliant choreography by Gillian Lynne.Performed by Tommy Steele and chorus in "Half a Sixpence"(Paramount,1967).Music and lyrics by David Heneker.

domenica 28 agosto 2011

The Band Wagon(MGM,1953)

After "Singin' in the Rain",it's probably the greatest musical ever.Everything is excellent,the direction by Minnelli,the script,scenographies and colors,and above all,obviously,the incomparable ballets and dance numbers performed by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.The choreographies are by Michael kidd and Astaire himself,music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz.

"A Shine on My Shoes".
Amazing Jazz Dance by Astaire.

"Dancing in the Dark".
Beauty supreme! The incomparable modern dance number performed by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in Central Park.

"Girl Hunt".
Another masterpiece: Jazz and modern ballet danced by Fred Astaire,Cyd Charisse and chorus.

"Two-Faced Woman".
Cut number! Choreographed by Michael Kidd and performed by Cyd Charisse and chorus.Music by Arthur Schwartz.

"That's Entertainment".
Good musical number where Fred Astaire,Jack Buchanan,Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant sing one of the american hymns of the show business.

domenica 21 agosto 2011

venerdì 19 agosto 2011

Dream Ballet(Yolanda and the Thief)

In my opinion,the very best of Fred Astaire,and,of course,one of the top in dance history.Memorable modern ballet in "Yolanda and the Thief"(MGM-1945),choreographed by Astaire himself and Eugene Loring.Lucille Bremer is wonderful.Music by Harry Warren and magic atmospheres by Vincente Minnelli.