I haven't done a Gene Kelly movie in awhile, so I thought the time had come for An American in Paris (1951). I really like this one - great costumes and scenery, ballet dancing, art-inspired... it's great.
The plot of this one is pretty simple - Gene Kelly plays an artist living in Paris. He falls in love with a girl. She loves him, but she's engaged to someone else. Oh no. What will happen? Guess. Just guess.
"Irene Sharaff designed a style for each of the ballet sequence sets, reflecting various French impressionist painters: Raoul Dufy (the Place de la Concorde), Edouard Manet (the flower market), Maurice Utrillo (a Paris street), Henri Rousseau (the fair), Vincent van Gogh (the Place de l'Opera), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (the Moulin Rouge). The backgrounds took six weeks to build, with 30 painters working nonstop."
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