Equally impressive are the Busby Berkeley
inspired song and dance numbers, including the centrepiece sequence to the toe-tapping 'Boogie Wonderland' which is a triumph of choreography and swooping camera movements.
Verdict: Somersaulting merrily through the clichAs, Jessica Bendinger's breezy fable of gymnastic triumph against adversity has myriad gravity-defying moves, including championship sequences choreographed liked Busby Berkeley
At the height of the Great Depression, Hollywood offered America a bumper crop of frothy Busby Berkeley
musicals, but Tinseltown also produced a raft of gangster films starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Edward G.
In keeping with the rap/r&b/swing combination soundtrack, choreographer Hinton Battle mainly employs an impressive jitterbug/break-dance mash-up, but he also stages period-perfect hoochie numbers and a geometric Busby Berkeley
mind-blower or two.
Fine subsequently encountered Jim Terry, author of The Busby Berkeley
Book, and requested that he write an authorized biography, and the two began work.
Maddin's deconstructionist ironic love letter to Busby Berkeley
is also a love letter to Canadian cinema in general.
As the Mormon menace increases, Barry and Watson's character, Lena, will date disastrously, but in the end Barry follows her to Hawaii, where they fall in love, whisper sweet nothings like "I want to smash your face with a sledgehammer it's so pretty," and lock lips in silhouette for the most stylized Hollywood kiss since Busby Berkeley
The most lavish aquatic extravaganzas teamed Williams with Busby Berkeley
, the legendary dance choreographer.
Mel'nikov, for instance, brilliantly related the radicalism of the Constructivist movement to the new diktat that buildings should be easily readable by everyman in his competition project for the commissariat of heavy industry in Red Square in a kind of Busby Berkeley
The "Buzz" continues when word gets around that Warner Home Video will debut more musical extravaganzas in the Busby Berkeley
Collection Volume 2 on September 16.
Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits, stunning tap, romantic ballroom and a little bit of Busby Berkeley
thrown in for good measure, TOP HAT is a giddy, glorious celebration of 1930's song and dance, featuring magnificent sets, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing
Bourne has a keen artist's eye, hence a number of lovely lines and tableaux created by his young company, and his collaboration with designer Anthony Ward creates some visually arresting confections including a Busby Berkeley
Hollywood-style skating routine with cascading snowflakes and an audacious three-tiered, three-storey wedding cake.
He describes the show as a journey through swing and jive right up to the modern day including pieces by Busby Berkeley
Fields and the Marx Brothers, the drug-style surrealism of Busby Berkeley
and "Fantasia," and the outlaw attitudes of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney--young people today have embraced '60s culture in a way that never could have been expected.
Yet the billowing curtains and geometrical shapes are pure Twist by way of Busby Berkeley