An American in Paris (Two-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)
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Vincente Minnelli directs this classic American musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. American G.I. Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become a painter. There he falls in love with Lise Bouvier (Caron) despite her disinterest, only to discover that she is engaged to his friend Henri Baurel (Georges Guetary). Meanwhile, wealthy heiress Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) falls in love with Jerry after discovering his art and tries to win him over, unaware of his love for another woman. The film won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Writing and Best Music and was nominated for a further two.
A GI (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become an artist, and has to choose between the patronage of a rich American woman (Nina Foch) and a French gamine (Leslie Caron) engaged to an older man. The plot is mostly an excuse for director Vincente Minnelli to pool his own extraordinary talent with those of choreographer-dancer-actor Kelly and the artists behind the screenplay, art direction, cinematography, and score, creating a rapturous musical not quite like anything else in cinema. The final section of the film comprises a 17-minute dance sequence that took a month to film and is breathtaking. Songs include "'S Wonderful," "I Got Rhythm," and "Love Is Here to Stay." --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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It won numerous gongs for its choreography and costume and direction. I felt that the lead players in the cast also deserved an Oscar, especially ‘perpetual motion,’ Gene Kelly, and the charming Leslie Caron, whom I thought a total delight to look at and watch?
Add Gershwin’s music into the mix and this just couldn’t fail. The direction by Vincente Minnelli (Liza’s dad) produced a superb spectacle.
I bought the plain DVD version (not the Bluray) but I have to say that the picture quality and colour is just amazing for a film of that age.
The final dance / ballet scenes are rather long at 16 minutes but it is a wonderful finale, apparently those scenes alone cost a half a million dollars to make!
I thoroughly enjoyed the film and as the saying goes – they certainly don’t make um’ like that anymore?
Lesley Caron's first film part, at age 17/18.
The talent of the three men, singer, pianist, dancer, amazing and hard work to perfection.
Hope this is used in drama, music, dance, colleges/ academies, the dedication is demonstrated clearly.
Lesley Caron tells how she surprisingly gained the part, the work ethic of Gene Kelly, and the learning process.
2 x DVD's.. one the movie film, the other documentary.
Footage of Fred Astaire working alongside Gene Kelly, the contrasting styles, the blend of dance.
Quality film making before it's time.
The info on the site makes it clear that this disc is an import. But, buyers need to note that the info on the package and the disc itself are both printed in Dutch. If you're ok with this, you've got a good deal!
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