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Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm Putting on my Top Hat

Dancing! A joyful way to spend time is with a dancing movie. What else can make you want to twirl, prance and leap but leave you riveted into a seat? While "Dancing with the Stars" might have folks delighted to take ballroom lessons, its those incredible athletic dancing actors that one could never never emulate that really get an audience's heart pounding to the rhythm.....

"Shall We Dance" (1937) - Full of everything we want Fred & Ginger to be. One of the best of their series of films. 

"White Nights" (1985) - In the genre of dance film the combination of Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov is nothing short of phenomenal- thankfully the film is well written and directed- but with the focus on dance numbers, one truly doesn't care.. 

"Stormy Weather" (1943) - The dancing gets lost among the heights of incredible talent shoved into one film- but watch it again- focus on the Nicholas Brothers and be wowed. 

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