An American in Paris evaluation action

2022-02-07 14:45
The film is a classic in the history of American cinema. It combines modern dance, ballet, song, music and painting with a simple love story. Gershwin's music, Gene Kelly's dance, Minnelli's The director is the magic weapon of the film's success   .
The group dance scene in the last 17 minutes of the film is magnificent and gorgeous, even after many years, it is a rare singing and dancing scene. Gene Kelly integrated these 17-minute dance steps into ballet and tap dance elements, especially interspersed the rhythm of cha-cha in classical ballet, adding a bit of playfulness and dynamic to the elegant and graceful ballet. The two main dancers performed this unprecedented dance pattern vividly and naturally. The light and bright songs in the film are also very consistent with the tone of the film  .
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  • Adela 2022-03-27 09:01:20

    Empty, flashy, and rather boring, the choreography and application of the dances seem to lack soul, the strong colors and the unique imaging effects of Technicolor make my dislike of this film even more, even watching it in the theater can't stop me from watching it several times. Nearly lethargic; in fact, it would have been better if the meaningless happy ending was cut off.

  • Vinnie 2022-03-28 09:01:12

    Another masterpiece of Jim Kelly that is often mentioned, the American understanding of Paris is to talk about love. But it is very boring. The only interesting part is the part where the pianist is sandwiched between the two rivals. The heroine who everyone says is ugly is really ugly, but thinking about her being a product of the American imagination of Parisian girls, just well understood

An American in Paris quotes

  • Jerry Mulligan: Where is everybody?

    Milo Roberts: Here.

    Jerry Mulligan: Downstairs?

    Milo Roberts: No, here in this room.

    Jerry Mulligan: What about that extra girl?

    Milo Roberts: That's me.

  • [first lines]

    Jerry Mulligan: This is Paris, and I'm an American who lives here. My name: Jerry Mulligan, and I'm an ex G.I. In 1945, when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I'll tell you why: I'm a painter, and all my life that's all I've ever wanted to do.

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