I know about articles like that.
You can submit me stuff here
Reminds me of the Guardian :p
Yeah I bet this guy simply copied the content of SIT to form his own sentences .*sigh*
In a contemporary article about Fred Astaire, a New York Times journalist described Astaire’s overall film technique:”…he gets the general idea of the next show he is going to be in from the producer. Sometimes he gets the music, too. Then he sets about thinking up original and snappy dance ideas. Occasionally he finds he can use some embryonic creation which has been knocking around in his head for years; occasionally, even, he suggests ideas for his script writers and composers to work on. The idea for the title dance in Top Hat —the dance in which he used his cane to ‘shoot’ down a line of tail-coated chorus boys—came to him one morning about 5 o’clock, while he was tossing restlessly in his bed. He jumped up, grabbed an umbrella out of his closet, made a few exploratory passes with it to test the idea out and then crawled sheepishly back into bed….Mostly, however, Mr. Astaire—when in the throes of conception—just goes into his rehearsal room on the RKO lot, tells his pianist to start playing and then stands in the middle of the room, letting his feet ramble idly, until a notion begins to take shape. Then he kicks it around for a while, experimenting and feeling it out. Hermes Pan, a dance director, stands by to remember the details—and thus—slowly, are his routines devised. After he has his dance created, Mr. Astaire devotes days, even weeks, to perfecting it, smoothing it out and getting it so that it rolls off as easy as pie.”
Would love to know when this article was written. Bet this guy read Fred’s book and then started typing it. Cuz it’s literally 1:1 how Fred would put it and who should know about that when not having read Steps in time (?)
I will definitely note that down :) Hope I can make a big 500px width Gif of that.
I wanna make more gif-sets in future
Do you guys have special/certain scenes of Movies of le F that you’d like me to put in a set? I will also try not to gif the movies that other Astaire fans gif like a dozen times that constantly repeat on the tag and bore the hell out of me (though I love reblogging these *sigh*) - I’d like gif’ing on the beach, The towering Inferno and those you know. But of course the old classics of him as well. So any idea is welcome and wanted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submit them please
At work: Freddie composing his own melodies.
Triplicate, Ava, Fred and Fred Jr. (And a friend) on the Blue Valley Ranch
Caption: Behind the scenes of Swing Time