Articles tagged stanley donen

‘Deep in My Heart’ Is An Overlooked Musical Delight

The captivating life of an operettist, as told via Al Jolson, Gene Kelly, and a "Leg of Mutton".

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Double Take: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place, we gotta dance! Double Take does a pas de deux on the Gene Kelly classic.

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25 Mar 2009 // 9:59 PM

Funny Face

Heterosexual coupling wins the day, but the relationship that really counts in this film is between the two people who aren’t in love with each other, but rather with fashion.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

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16 Dec 2007 // 9:59 PM

Funny Face

For all its stylistic achievements, Funny Face ultimately is a story about finding a balance between brains and beauty, and eventually rejects both and settles for love.

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Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.

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Essential Classics - American Musicals (1945)

This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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