27. August 2005 · Comments Off on Stomp Wasn’t First! · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m watching Love Me Tonight and the opening sequence is great fun. It isn’t as lengthy or intricate as Stomp but it’s great fun, and was made in 1932.

Guess I shouldn’t be surprised about this. I just hadn’t thought about this before, and this movie’s been sitting on my shelf for probably a year.

It reminds me of seeing The Man With A Movie Camera after watching Koyaanisqatsi. Again, I thought “Koyana-whatever” (which is how I usually type the word because I’m too lazy to look it up and I can guarantee I’ll spell it wrong if I don’t look it up) was a brand new thing when it really wasn’t.

Ahh … Maurice Chevalier is now singing “Isn’t It Romantic” which then gets handed to various characters … you really must see this movie for the rhythmic fun and the handling, and handing over, of this song! It’s gone from the tailor’s store, out the door with a client, handed to a man who is taking a taxi, to the taxi driver, to the military to some gypsies at this point, and now Jeanette MacDonald has taken it over. Heh. Clever! (The sexual innuendo is quite interesting as well. Hmmm.) I’ll sure hear “Isn’t It Romantic” differently from now on!

What would we do without music, eh?

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