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  1. The movie has always been a fave of mine (as is the band). I think they captured their anarchic thumbing their nose at the establishment, their very British humor, and they're very natural and relaxed in this film (as opposed to Help where they were bored and stoned during the entire filming). As was mentioned in the lecture, the film contains their best early songs.
  2. Every Christmas I looked forward to seeing Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. I especially identified with "I'm All Alone in the World" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7qOFB4IXA8
  3. I don't have a DVR so I'm sad that there were a lot of films I hadn't seen before and couldn't watch because they were on when I was at work or outlandish hours on the East coast. I have On Demand, but they're hardly showing any of the musicals (whose doing is that, BTW - TCM or my cable system?) I did very much enjoy Broadway Melody of 1929. Even though I've seen them all, I'd hoped there would have been some Rodgers and Hammerstein films on.
  4. Gaga is my girl! I'm VERY excited to see the new version - and who knew Bradley Cooper could sing!
  5. I think he meant that she was no longer like the girl in the Andy Hardy movies. Even though she was technically a "teenager" in Meet Me in St. Louis, she was still viewed as a woman who was ready to be married- or at least engaged. Besides - they always had adults playing teenagers - and in high school - in movies
  6. I don't think break dancing is or was a "fad" Many of the moves are still utilized in Crank, Crunk, Krump, etc and all those other disciplines - and make no mistake, one has to be very disciplined to do these moves/dances. Watch "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox TV, and you'll see what I mean
  7. Well then - Keeler tap danced - quite heavily and clunk-ily - Powell was a Dancer with grace and artistry.
  8. I've never been able to sit through the whole movie and I've obviously missed all the gems you mention. I will watch properly in the future. Thanks.
  9. Ruby Keeler was always a bit clumsy in her dancing - like she's on the edge and could fall at any moment. It's not a self assured dancing. Powell's dancing is strong and confident and graceful. Keeler was a hoofer. Powell was a Dancer.
  10. Read the excellent biography "Cagney" by John McCabe for a look at his dancing style and early Vaudeville performances
  11. Sweet Charity - Typical anti-romantic 60's musical. Story and music didn't pull me in at all. Nine - Musical based on Fellini movie with Daniel Day Lewis, who I love, but not in this Finian's Rainbow - I keep trying to watch it, because I feel like I should like it, but I don't. Royal Wedding - Unfortunate Fred Astaire collaboration with Winston Churchill's daughter. Gigi - Ugh! I literally hate it. The story line of grooming a young girl to be a prostitute - with creepy, smarmy Maurice Chevalier "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"!
  12. I HATED Chicago. Just loud and raucous. The movie was a mess. Judy Garland could make any song, no matter how weak, dull or just plain bad, sound great. She knew how to "sell it" I'm surprised some on here don't like the "Triplets" song from The Band Wagon. It's clever and fun!
  13. The one I thought of immediately was What Lies Beneath. Suspenseful parts - Some a little heavy handed.
  14. I don't have a DVR, so unfortunately, I've missed most of them - Though I've seen many of them in years past. I wish they had shown a movie or two every day at 8PM. That would have been perfect.
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