A movie that was made before I even was born – but that I have seen so many times …. because my mum loved so much. We watched the last time together only a couple of weeks before she passed away in June-13.
My mum was a brilliant dancer .. and she danced a couple of time per week, before she crossed her hip in a wired accident involved a safety belt many years ago.
Here is to you, Mum! *smile
What a movie!!!! The magnificent music by Irving Berlin and dancing by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire from 1935, directed by Mark Sandrich – pure dancing on air…
Who remember the story line????!!! The stage star, Jerry Travers, disturbs a young woman’s sleep by tap-dancing on the floor of a hotel room directly above hers. The young woman is Dale Tremont, a beautiful fashion model. In the course of the movie plot, by way of London, Venice and the usual snags of mistaken identity, the two youngsters flirt, dance and fall in love.
Edward Everett Horton
The movie it’s light like the feathers in Ginger’s dress … no dramas, a fews of misunderstandings. It’s just pure joy to watch. A great movie to watch when the rain is heavy on the windows and roof.
Ginger’s dancing customs are just stunning and absolutely timeless.
Quickstep is one of my favorite dances – can’t say I’m very good at it, because its a very complex dance. It all about how good dance partner I have.
First time I danced Quickstep was in Monte-Carlo in September 1972, the evening when I met my life’s most exciting romance – I was 24 years old. Byron was such a good dancer … he swept me away in more than one way for a couple of years.
Because I really enjoyed the dance – we practiced a lot .. mostly on his apartment’s big terrace to just to this tune from the movie; “Top Hot, White Tie and Tails”or Beatles “Lady Madonna”. I’m sure his neighbors was entertained and amused. Or closer to truth was that they were annoyed with hearing the same music all the time . Many foxtrot tunes are very suitable for quickstep.
A movie with everything without a proper plot and so watchable. And I just love Fred’s singing. As somebody has called in their review – A Sublime Soufflé!
“We should consider every day lost
on which we have not danced at least once.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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