Dir. Vincente Minnelli (1945).
Mise-en-scene is everything in this curiously static, nominally “Good Neighbor” MGM musical. The lengthy production numbers are animated only by Fred Astaire, although the eye keeps wandering to the sets, self-consciously modeled on Dali and De Chirico.
Mon., Oct. 3, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 28, 2011