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Twelve Favorite Minnelli Movies

by Dale Wittig
Twelve Favorite Minnelli Movies by Dale Wittig
I finally got to see Two Weeks in Another Town recently and believe it ranks pretty high among Minnelli’s many great films. This means that I’ve now seen all of his movies from the worst (Brigadoon and Tea and Sympathy though technically accomplished are disappointingly conservative and conventional, especially coming from a man as sophisticated as Minnelli) to the very greatest (the dreamlike inevitability of the Pirate and the Band Wagon) and as I didn’t want to remove anything from the list I increased the number to twelve and added Undercurrent, as well as Two Weeks, because I think it’s rather underrated and more personal than certain… Read more

I finally got to see Two Weeks in Another Town recently and believe it ranks pretty high among Minnelli’s many great films. This means that I’ve now seen all of his movies from the worst (Brigadoon and Tea and Sympathy though technically accomplished are disappointingly conservative and conventional, especially coming from a man as sophisticated as Minnelli) to the very greatest (the dreamlike inevitability of the Pirate and the Band Wagon) and as I didn’t want to remove anything from the list I increased the number to twelve and added Undercurrent, as well as Two Weeks, because I think it’s rather underrated and more personal than certain films that are usually rated much higher by Minnelli’s many admirers.

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