DVD An American in Paris [DVD] [1900] [1 disc] [Region 1] (DVD 6989404),
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An American in Paris [DVD] [1900] [1 disc] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • One of the greatest of 1950s screen musicals is a happy collaboration between the grace and athleticism of Gene Kelly and the colorful palette of director Vincente Minnelli. An American G.I. lingers in Paris after the war to study painting and soon falls in love with Leslie Caron, an engaged demoiselle, much to the chagrin of his romance-minded benefactress. This classic musical boasts a 17-minute avant-garde ballet choreographed by Kelly to George Gershwin's unbeatable music. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS garnered eight Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture and Best Story and Screenplay. Kelly won a special Oscar for his inimitable achievements.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color) 1951
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design (Color) 1951
    Academy Awards Best Picture 1951
    Academy Awards Honorary Awards 1951 Gene Kelly American actor/dancer/director, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
    Academy Awards Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score 1951 Johnny Green American Composer/D. 1989
    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color) 1951 Cedric Gibbons Art Director/In USA
    Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1951 Alan Jay Lerner
    Academy Awards Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score 1951 Saul Chaplin American Composer/Producer
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1951 Alfred Gilks American Diretor of Photography

  • Credits
    Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch, Nina Consuelo Maud Fock
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] multi-Oscar winner (best picture included)..."
    USA Today

    "...Minnelli creates a magical, stylised world in which music, colour and movement are all perfectly integrated..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...For fun and footwork alone, it makes today's competition look positively lead-footed..."
    Total Film

    "[T]here's tremendous wit in its love-letter visions of post-WWII expatriate-artist patronage." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

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