better try diamonds ;)
In celebration of bad taste:
i know ruby, was just kiddin’, i meant big strong (50’s-60’s) howard keel in real life.
We need more Bob Fosse here. One of my favorites is the “Rich Man’s Frug” from Sweet Charity.
Coincidentally I just happened to purchase a DVD set of 4 Astaire and Rogers films two days ago.
One of the more impressive demonstrations of dance on film I’ve seen is Maya Deren’s “A Study in Choreography for the Camera.” As some might know Deren was an aspiring dancer before a back injury left her unable. She made “Study in Choreography” as a means of engaging with dance as a filmmaker. All the other dance sequences users have posted focus entirely on capturing the motions. “A Study in Choreography” is focused on participating in the dance:
Also for some shameless self promotion, I am placing the finishing touches on my feature length documentary motion picture. The central subject of the film is nuclear power, and I needed a way to illustrate peoples fear of the power source. I always liked the high tempo interlude in Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” and felt it should have some kind of dance choreographed it. I believe that the scene I made is serviceable to the film. But there were some hiccups in the production, so it is not as good as I feel it could have been. I find it is practice for my next film. In that film I want to choreograph a dance to Metallica’s “Motorbreath” and present it manner similar to Deren’s “A Study in Choreography for the Camera.”
The Good Times Kid
Haven’t seen the movie but the clip is intriguing. And the dance is certainly hot in its quiet way.
Ok this got me laughing. What the hell is Ginger saying toward the end? What what???
Oh, I like that clip from The Good Times Kid. Chuck Taylors even.
Ha ha ha — Christofer – that girl reminds me of Olive Oil!
I liked the clip for Good Times Kid, too.
Another from Hairdresser’s Husband
Norman McLaren’s Pas de deux
Odilon, you nailed it! That’s exactly who she reminds me of!
ooh this thread is really a gem — you guys are all posting GREAT stuff!
PS: What Ginger is singing: That’s pig Latin, the forerunner of ubbydubby for all you Zoom fans, a ready-to-speak secret language to confound everyone around you but those you want to understand you. You basically drop the first sound of each word and tack it on the back end with an ay-sound: Ixnay for nix, for example. She’s saying E’reway inhay the oneymay. (We’re in the money.) She’s singing the song in pig Latin!
And now for something a lot less classier, but so damn crazy – and hot!
These are some clips from Snake Dancer, one of the greatest films about a South African exotic dancer ever made.
Thanks Christofer — I never did get pig Latin, I had a hard enough time just learning English after speaking only Italian for the first three years of my life. LOL, that is great!
See, once you’ve mastered pig Latin, you can move on to pig Greek. That’s really challenging.
Jan Pehchan Ho – Mohammed Rafi, Gumnaam Song
Introduced to most of the Western Word via Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World and to most Americans courtesy of Heineken and Madison Avenue. This number originated in a 1965 Hindi spy movie called Gumnaam.
never get tired of that ^
ultimate champion of dance scenes:
Much love for this one:
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Excellent choices all along, but….no “Cabaret”…mysterious.