Friday, May 13, 2016


This dance... Oh my, we have seen -- golly -- so many wonderful scenes with Fred and Ginger dancing -- always performing steps and fantastically creative routines ...

But this scene from the film, "Swing Time" ... Well -- I'm an expert -- as a choreographer I had a special gift for dances that told a story, also -- for creating lifts and intertwining body relationships for twosomes, couples -- especially romantic duets.  

Okay --  this scene In "Swing Time" -- it's near the end of the movie when things that were keeping this couple apart have escalated -- they're in love, but each is committed to someone else, someone worthy who will move him, move her, far away.  They pace, think, and walk -- moment by moment each step connects them more, then more, till they are married in dance.

Married?  Yes, watching it we know they have to stay, will stay, must stay together happily ever after.


Rick Binkley said...

That was a couple, If I remember right Ginger had to dance in heels which presented a problem unto itself. What great movies those were the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Stan said...

Thanks Em for the memories. Reminds me of all that is good in this world and for 3 minutes I forgot all that is bad.

Linda Phillips said...

I love all of the "Fred and Ginger" movies and "Swingtime" is my all time favorite. I have the complete collection on DVD. It reminds me that I should watch them all once again. I'm not crazy about "The Barkleys of Broadway", but even that one is far superior to so many other movie musicals. Thanks, dear Em for posting this rare gem!!!!

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