An American in Paris

I am in the midst of watching one of my favorite movie musicals on TCM.  Gene Kelly defines cool. In so many ways he portrays an average guy. Just one who can dance like a god. An American in Paris is one of my fav old movie musicals. Take Gene, a young Leslie Caron, the one of kind dry wit, cynicism of Oscar Levant the music of George Gershwin, and the direction of Vincent Minelli, and you cannot help but make a good MGM musical. That’s probably why it won a Best Picture Oscar.

Ranks up there with The Bandwagon and Singin’ in the Rain.

I wish I could dance like Gene Kelly.  Most people when they see me dance think of Gene Simmons– of KISS.

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3 Responses to An American in Paris

  1. Frank Roche says:

    Hey, it must be the makeup and the tongue. 😉 This is just so funny, I love that film too. And Gene Kelly is a real dancing stud. That guy makes it look so effortless. I just saw Howie Mandel talking about how people see themselves dance in their minds and said, “All that stuff isn’t going on the outside.” How funny? In my mind I can dance like Gene Kelly…in reality, I look more like Gene Wilder.

  2. 48facets says:

    Aother good Gene!
    When I start free form dancing my family runs for the hills. Even in my head its ugly.
    However, I actually can jitterbug/Lindy a bit.

  3. villabourani says:

    A great film, yes, with a great score! I’ve just written a short post on Oscar Levant, do check it out if you get time 🙂

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