(Vincente Minnelli, 1944).
One of Minnelli’s most enduringly popular musicals, the best of Judy Garland’s entire career, aglow with nostalgia, this charming but unsentimental period family album kicked off a new kind of lyric cinema, with the numbers completely woven smoothly into the story in a way they never had before. A tuneful gem, it exerted an influence on the development of the movie musical well into the next decade.
Sat., July 4, 10:15 a.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 24, 2009