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By Sue Harris

An American in Paris (1951) was once a landmark movie within the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A joyous social gathering of George Gershwin's tune, French artwork, the great thing about dance and the fabled urban of sunshine, the movie was once heralded as an extraordinary instance of leisure 'for mass and sophistication alike'. Choreographed by means of Kelly on the peak of his profession, it gave new stature to the Hollywood musical, and showcased as by no means ahead of the creative ambition, technical talents, artistic mind's eye and collaborative ethos of MGM's pioneering Arthur Freed Unit.

Sue Harris attracts on archival fabric to track the film's improvement from perception to reveal. supplying new insights into the layout technique specifically, she exhibits how An American in Paris tested the cinematic template for a urban with which Hollywood might develop into more and more infatuated within the a long time to follow.

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