Tuesday, January 19, 2010

365 Movies: The Band Wagon Review

The Band Wagon stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, and Jack Buchanan in this 1953 musical directed by Vincente Minnelli. The film is basically what goes during a Broadway show- backstage and in front of the crowds. Fred and Cyd were wonderful dancers, but seeing them together is pure magic. Cyd sparks and shatters brilliantly with her dancing. She is so amazing to watch! Fred, even at the age of 54, is phenomenally great. It doesn't matter how old Fred was, he's still got the skills to do it! My favorite actor in the movie was Nanette Fabray, not only was she hysterical but her songs were wonderful! I love the scene with her, Fred, and Jack in the 'Triplets' scene, that is such a genius song! They are all so adorable!

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Mercurie said...

I love The Band Wagon. It is one of my favourite musicals of all time. And Cyd is just amazing in it, as always!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Love this movie!

I always get a chuckle when they mention Tony Hunter's (Fred) film credits, like "Swingin' Down to Panama", which is an obvious nod to Flying Down to Rio!

Amanda Cooper said...

Nanette Fabray was great! I wish she had been in more movies (and more musicals in particular).

Sally said...

I love this movie! One of my all-time favorites! I love the dialogue, the dancing, the music, the clothing. Basically everything about the movie!