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A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's orgins after the invention of the movie camera, over the movie musical from the late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s up to the break dance and the music videos from the 80s. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Director Jack Haley Jr.'s credits are shown over a picture of his father, Jack Haley in the role of the Tin Woodman in The Wizard of Oz (1939). This also happened at the end of the earlier That's Entertainment! (1974) which Haley also produced. See more »

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Thinking of You
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Danced by Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen from the film Three Little Words (1950)
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a great history of dancing in the movies!
4 April 2000 | by (colorado springs, colorado) – See all my reviews

this film is a must see for lovers of musicals. It's amazing how far film has come in such a short time. Great scenes from the best of the MGM musicals with narration from some of the greatest stars of those movies. Very informative and gives you a good overview of how the times affected the types of movies that were made. Wonderful music! Incredible dancing! Great fun!


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