Thursday, February 28, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Jerry: I never touch a guy unless
I've known him at least fifteen minutes.

Weirdly (for a frothy musical like An American in Paris anyway) there are several choice bits of dialogue that would've made for a good post -- Gene Kelly's character finds time to spout all sorts of wisdom while also wearing the world's most obscene pair of pants. Relatedly for a frothy musical I've also seen An American in Paris way more times than one would think, knowing what one might know about me and frothy musicals.

Blame the pants. Anyway the great Vincente Minnelli,
papa o' Liza, was born 116 years ago this very day.
What's your favorite film of his? 
(Please don't say Gigi.)


joel65913 said...

Over the years it's become Some Came Running but there are so many others I enjoy (though not Gigi and honestly not An American in Paris either....despite the pants)

A top 10:
Some Came Running
The Reluctant Debutante
Home from the Hill
Meet Me in St. Louis
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Clock
Bells Are Ringing
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Pirate
Designing Woman

verbocity said...
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verbocity said...

Have you all noticed how Gene Kelly always has better chemistry with the second male lead (his best friend) than he does with the female lead (love interest) in his movies?

He seems coldly fixated on Ms Reynolds or Ms. Caron rather than in love with them (and is apathetic about Judy except as a dancer) while he is warm and engaged with Messrs Levant, Silvers and O'Connor.

I believe he did not think highly of women. He loved them, but he did not like or respect them.

Anonymous said...

The Pirate, I can’t quit it. And if you want to talk obscene, the tights that Gene wears!!

Anonymous said...

Meet me in St. Louis!