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During the scene in the taxi just after Ted Riley (Gene Kelly) mentions Kid Mariachi to Jackie Leighton (Cyd Charisse), the street scene in the rear window of the taxi goes blank for about six frames. See more »
You notice how sparsely Gene Kelly's finest numbers are shot? Long takes,little in the way of cinematic flair? Well,ponder this for a moment-he will often do something truly spectacular at the end of a take,leading one to wonder just how many times the poor chap put himself through the preceding minutes before getting it right...
A case in point is the justly famed (among those in the know) "Rollerskate Number":In order to demonstrate that the skates are,indeed,authentic,Kelly will swap-flawlessly-from "tap" to "glide" at the end of each take.
Compare and contrast,by the way,with protege Donald O'Connor's emulation in "I Love Melvin"-we never see thetwo movements co-existing within the same shot.
Gene Kelly made me want to dance when I was 11,and not feel like a poof for doing so.
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