Thursday, March 10, 2022

Well This is Unexpected


Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire dance to Led Zeppelin

Well, I can’t not click on that! It obviously has 4 things going for it:

  1. Rita Hayworth 
  2. Fred Astaire 
  3. Led Zeppelin 
  4. Rita Hayworth (duh) 

A fun and idiosyncratic video, yes, but note also the technical achievement on the editing side. It's amazing. Note how well the music matches up with the tempo and feel of the music. It just fits together. That takes both creative vision and techincal ability.

Somebody had to think of this and put this together — many many hours of work I’m sure — just for fun, and we all get to enjoy it.

Rita Hayworth is one of the most beautiful women to ever grace a screen anywhere. That’s my take and I’m not taking it back.

Against all odds I actually like old school dancing in movies from back in the day. Not many people appreciate this fact: dancers are athletes. That’s primarily what I admire about it, the amazing leg and core strength and power combined with finesse and control. Especially Gene Kelly. James Cagney, too — watch Yankee Doodle Dandy if you have not seen it yet, he’s amazing