Monday, September 28, 2009
I know I haven't updated in a while! Thanks so much for your kind inquiries. I promise you nothing is wrong - everything is right actually. Until I have time do update properly, here's a little clip from one of my favourite dance sequences. Been watching a lot of dance on film lately for a script I'm working on (rent Mathew Bourne's 'Swan Lake', Taylor Hackford's 'White Nights', 'Hans Christian Anderson' for 'The Little Mermaid' ballet sequence, or Powell's 'The Red Shoes' to continue this theme...)
A cool thing about Gene Kelly is that, until he came along, movie dancers had been refined and somewhat femme, like Fred Astaire, whereas Kelly brought a working class machismo to screen dance. Just to use trash cans as props, as he did in the most famous 'Singin' In The Rain' sequence, was quite revolutionary.