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That's Dancing!
That's Dancing
Actors: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli
Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
G     2007     1hr 45min

A compilation of movie musical highlights.

     
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Actors: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli
Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Creators: Gene Kelly, Andrew Laszlo, Jack Haley Jr., Michael J. Sheridan, Bud Friedgen, David Niven Jr.
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Film History & Film Making
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/24/2007
Original Release Date: 01/18/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/1985
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 24
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

A triumph of Cinematography
Vernon L. Newhouse | Rosemont, Pennsylvania USA | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This work, narrated by Gene Kelley, is devoted to the cinema musicals, starting with seldom seen footage of the silent era, and continuing with the fantastic dancing scenes of Busby Berkley. Next we move on to the Fred Astaire period, which centers attention on the individual dancer. We see beautiful performances from the likes of Ginger Rogers, Ruby Keeler as well as the incomparable Nicholas Brothers. With the advent of color, comes a never previously seen number on the 'yellow brick road' with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. Not to forget a marvellous routine by Shirley Temple and Bojangles Robinson! Alltogether, this is the most memorable series of dance sequences that I have ever seen in half a century."
What a wonderful documentary!!!
Vernon L. Newhouse | 06/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film is a must-see for any dancer. The clips used to showcase different types of dancing in film are creatively woven together and the commentary is very informative. Many famous scenes from the old MGM musicals to the water spray scene in Flashdance are used to illustrate how diversified dancing in films can be. For ballet dancers, there is a portion devoted solely to ballet in films which is hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Scenes of Rudolph Nureyev leaping through the air compliment this section as well as scenes from various ballets. Liza Minelli hosts the Broadway inspirational portion which is shorter in length. I only saw this film once but I feel that it is a must-own selection for any dancer."
Now THAT'S Dancing!
Mike Midler | Houston, Texas | 06/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This video has gotten some play recently on TMC, but in the wrong format. It is so compressed on the screen that it is hard to appreaciate the great dancing. I would recommend buying your own copy as these are all the classic dances from the movies..from Cagney to Michael Jackson, you see some really great performances! I just watched it on TV and went right to the net and ordered it. The precision of some of these dances and the abilities of not just the stars, but the chorus dancers as well, left me in awe. You could run 27 takes with me dancing and still not come close to what the worst of these dancers can do! I understand they are adding some new footage of the St. Cyril Theatre Guild's Grease dances to the original video. Even without these new additions, That's Dancing is just marvelous!"
"The heart, the beat, to start the feet..."
Mike Midler | 04/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is definitely one of the best films ever made! I loved this from the first five seconds on. I think that this is certianly a triuumph in the movie world. From ballet, to vaudeville and from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to Busby Berkley, this movie will have you tapping your toes and singing along to the beat. I never get tired of watching this!
Other good movies are the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies from the thrities."