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By Sue Harris

An American in Paris (1951) used to be a landmark movie within the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A joyous party of George Gershwin's track, French paintings, the wonderful thing about dance and the fabled urban of sunshine, the movie used to be heralded as a unprecedented 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 prior to the inventive ambition, technical abilities, 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 notion to monitor. supplying new insights into the layout technique particularly, she exhibits how An American in Paris confirmed 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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