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GENE KELLY - FAVORITE FILMS

by Nicole Pometti
“Although he is known today for his performance in Singin’ in the Rain, he was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid 1940s until this art form fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical film, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences” from Wikipedia. MISSING FROM MY LIST—— FOR ME AND MY GAL 1942 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME 1949 SUMMER STOCK 1950 MY FAVORITE GENE KELLY DANCES ON FILM: YOU WONDERFUL YOU DANCE from Summer Stock One of his simplest, and I think his best. Just him relying on the… Read more

“Although he is known today for his performance in Singin’ in the Rain, he was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid 1940s until this art form fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical film, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences”
from Wikipedia.

MISSING FROM MY LIST——

  1. FOR ME AND MY GAL 1942
  2. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME 1949
  3. SUMMER STOCK 1950

MY FAVORITE GENE KELLY DANCES ON FILM:

  1. YOU WONDERFUL YOU DANCE from Summer Stock
    One of his simplest, and I think his best. Just him relying on the natural sounds of a creeky floorboard and newspapers. Sublime.

  1. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN from Singin’ In The Rain
    One of the finest moments in American Film.

  1. SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE from Words and Music
    Not so great film, but Gene Kelly’s 7 minute ballet is beautiful. One of his best works. Deserves to be seen more.

  1. BE A CLOWN DANCE from The Pirate
    This number amazes me! Kelly and the Nicholas brothers, its wonderful!!

  1. ALTER EGO DANCE from Cover Girl
    One of the earliest examples of his genius and innovations for dance on film.
  1. THE BABBIT AND THE BROMIDE from Ziegfeld Follies
    Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly together. Need I say more.

  1. INVITATION TO THE DANCE from Invitation to the Dance
    Had huge hopes for this film, but it failed. But some of the dance numbers are quite good. This is my favorite.

  1. I LIKE MYSELF DANCE from It’s Always Fair Weather
    Not one of my favorite films, but an impressive dance on rollerskates!

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