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An American In Paris

5

A glittering restoration of Vincente Minnelli’s award-winning musical

An American in Paris review

“Paris is like love, or art or faith,” says Gene Kelly’s aspiring artist. “It can’t be explained, only felt.”

Still, Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 multi-Oscared musical has arguably done more than most to define the City of Light’s appeal.

Digitally restored – the dreamy Technicolor now as vibrant as an Impressionist painting – it’s up there with the very best of Hollywood hoofers.

Led by Kelly and love interest Leslie Caron, the dance numbers are first class, the backlot-shot
sets inspired and the Gershwin song selection (‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘’S Wonderful’) to die for. Who could ask for anything more?

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