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The Band Wagon isn’t just a hugely enjoyable musical starring Fred Astaire. It’s also a musical about Fred Astaire and the disconcerting circumstances in which he found himself in the early 1950s.
Father of the Bride is a comedy which pulls off a remarkable stylistic juggling act in that it is simultaneously heartwarming and satirical. The movie has been called “suburban comedic film noir.”
Given all its behind-the-scenes drama, Meet Me In St. Louis could have been a stinker. It was anything but. It's one of a small handful of perfect (or nearly perfect) movie musicals.
If he’d made only movie musicals, Vincente Minnelli would have earned a place in the pantheon of great American directors. Yet Minnelli couldn’t be held to just one genre.
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