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Sweetmelly

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« on: 03-01-2004 19:52 »

Last week was the release of a rather boring dance movie called Havanna Nights. What do you think about dance movies and which are the best dance sequences you have ever seen in a movie? I like the musicals and dance movies from 30s until the 80s. Here are my favorites:

Grease - The 'Hand Jive' Sequence by John Travolta & Annette Charles
Dirty Dancing - The "The time of my life" sequence by Jennifer Grey & Patrick Swayze
Singing in the Rain - Singing in the Rain-sequence by Gene Kelly
Singing in the Rain - Make 'em laugh-Sequence by Donald O'Connor
West Side Story - The 'I like to be in America'-Sequence
Flashdance - The "Flashdance- What a feelin'"-Sequence by Jennifer Beals

LAN.gnome

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« Reply #1 on: 03-01-2004 20:16 »

Zoolander - the Walk-Off  laff
DotheBartman

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« Reply #2 on: 03-01-2004 21:56 »

Can't resist Airplane.
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 03-01-2004 22:10 »

Heath Ledger's song and dance number in 10 Things I Hate About You.

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« Reply #4 on: 03-01-2004 22:11 »

The Producers - Springtime For Hitler

Not exactly a dance but Merry and Pippin singing in the Golden Dragon in FOTR was cool, I'm trying to get my drinkin buddies to learn it:
Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go,
To heal my heart and drown my woe!!
The rain may fall and wind may blow,
but there'll still beeeeee,
many miles to go!!
etc.

And, of course, Blame Canada!!
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #5 on: 03-01-2004 22:25 »

The very first scene in Ghost World... and whatever movie it was that Enid was dancing along to... I want that man's album!
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« Reply #6 on: 03-01-2004 22:44 »

I actually think the song was called "America", but it was pretty good.  The "Mambo" section at the dance was pretty good too...not that I'm into that sort of thing.
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« Reply #7 on: 03-01-2004 22:51 »

Swan tap-dancing in the snow during "Cannibal The Musical". I agree that Grease had many good ones as well.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-01-2004 22:58 »
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Aside from all the cheesy Danny Kay, Astair/Rogers type musicals that Hollywood churned out in the 30's/40's/50's all of which featured outstanding and unbelievably over the top and choreography(edel?) that has never been seen since.

The Blues Brothers is peppered throughout with some fine moves, especially "Shake Your Tailfeather" and "That Old Landmark"

Thurman and Travolta twisting in Pulp Fiction was pretty cool as well.
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« Reply #9 on: 03-01-2004 23:30 »

Waiting for Guffman - A Penny for Your Thoughts.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #10 on: 03-01-2004 23:50 »

From Justin To Kelly seriously has some great dance sequences. I study the film on a nightly basis.
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« Reply #11 on: 03-02-2004 04:28 »

Wayne’s World 2 - Y.M.C.A dance at the gay bar.
The Mask – Jim Carrey dances to Cuba Pete.
The Full Monty – the little dance bit where they queuing at the job center and the big strip at the end.

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« Reply #12 on: 03-02-2004 04:34 »

The dance competition in Pulp Fiction, great film  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #13 on: 03-02-2004 08:20 »

I honestly can't think of any dance numbers that I like. Maybe the "Roxanne" number in "Moulin Rouge!" A lot of the reason why I like it is the editing though.
And Ghost World rocks.
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« Reply #14 on: 03-02-2004 08:58 »
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The "Camelot" number in Monty Python & The Holy Grail.

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot Donald O'Conner's "Make 'Em Laugh" number in Singin' In The Rain.
Iron Chef
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« Reply #15 on: 03-02-2004 09:52 »

Any of the movies starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers had some excellent dance sequences, the best examples of these include 'Top Hat' and 'Swing Time'.
These movies did not have great plots, but they did have fantastic dance numbers
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 03-02-2004 13:31 »

My personal choice in Ferris Bueller's Day Off - the parade scene. It's a great example that once one person starts dancing, everyone else will know the moves! And miming to Beatles' Twist And Shout as well, it's just brilliant  smile
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #17 on: 03-03-2004 15:53 »
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I've forgotten some memorable sequences. Gene Kelly and Jerry (the mouse) in "Invitation to Dance", Al Pacino (the tango sequence in "Scent of a Woman" ) Jack Lemmon (the tango sequence in "Some Like It Hot" ) Richard Gere (his tap dance sequence in "Chicago" ), Renee Zelwegger (her puppet theatre sequence in "Chicago" ), Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr (the "Shall we dance" sequence in "The King and I" )

Editing:

Sorry, I've meant "Anchors Aweigh" and not "Invitation to dance" but I've like the Sindbad sequence in Invitation to dance.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #18 on: 03-04-2004 10:53 »

Every other scene in Human Traffic  wink
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« Reply #19 on: 03-04-2004 11:16 »

Dance compotition - Pulp Fiction
Camelot - Monty Pythons Holy Grail
YMCA - Waynes World 2
Garths Foxy Lady - Waynes World
Roxanne - Moulin Rouge
Like A Virgin - Moulin Rouge

All great  big grin

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« Reply #20 on: 03-04-2004 11:56 »
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Sparkle motion-Donnie Darko, not really for the dancing but for what was happening at that time.

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M Jackson
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« Reply #21 on: 03-04-2004 13:09 »

Moulin Rouge
Pulp Fiction
Monty Python & THG
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Michael Jacksons Moonwalker
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« Reply #22 on: 03-04-2004 15:23 »

We're men!
Men in tights!!
Backup: Tight tights!!

 laff
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« Reply #23 on: 03-05-2004 21:42 »
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Quote
Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Zoolander - the Walk-Off    laff

hahaha i second that.

all right seriously it would be that prision dance thing they did in chicago.
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« Reply #24 on: 03-21-2004 19:33 »

mac and me... 80s kids dancing in a mcdonalds with an alien in a teddy bear suit. how could that not be cool?
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« Reply #25 on: 03-21-2004 20:48 »

Time Warp from the RHPS, and Camelot from Monty Python and the Holy Grail...Also the Blazing Saddles "French Mistake"
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« Reply #26 on: 03-21-2004 20:53 »
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I liked when Leslie Nielson was dancing in Dracula: Dead and Loving It!
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« Reply #27 on: 03-23-2004 10:21 »

Daphne + Osgood doing the tango in Some like it Hot

Fred + Ginger's 'cheek to cheek' sequence in Top Hat.

I second Men in Tights too.
Gocad

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« Reply #28 on: 03-23-2004 17:48 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Zoolander - the Walk-Off   laff

good one, but Mugato's dance was even "better"...   evil laugh

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« Reply #29 on: 03-23-2004 20:58 »

Pee Wee Herman's bar top dance in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #30 on: 04-25-2004 17:41 »
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The MTV Movie Awards have a new category called "Best Dance Sequence". Here are the nominees:

Best Dance Sequence:

Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston - Along Came Polly

Seann William Scott - American Wedding

Steve Martin - Bringing Down The House

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Omarion, Marques Houston and The Lil' Saints Crew - You Got Served
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« Reply #31 on: 04-25-2004 20:51 »

"Christmas In Heaven" from Monty Pythons Meaning of Life!!  big grin
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #32 on: 04-26-2004 07:20 »
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Homebuilders Contest (Barn-Dance-Sequence)

Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-ee Sequence
My Fair Lady - I could have dance all night
Kiss me Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare
An American in Paris - The Dream Sequence
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #33 on: 04-26-2004 08:13 »

Pulp Fiction.
That's how I dance...
Nefnar

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« Reply #34 on: 04-26-2004 09:52 »

Articulate your bones then...
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« Reply #35 on: 04-27-2004 00:08 »

American Wedding, Stiffler's dance-off at the gay club with that big gay guy. Very cool...
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« Reply #36 on: 04-27-2004 00:44 »

Zoolander Walk Off by far. A cult classic.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #37 on: 04-27-2004 12:13 »

I find "I'm Super, thanks for Asking" quite funny.
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« Reply #38 on: 04-28-2004 18:33 »

The choreography from the Producers is pretty awesome... I love "Springtime for Hitler" and of course, "Haben Sie Gehort das Deutsches Band?" LSD, you rock. The Inquisition from History of the World Part I is just boss. And the openings of the Austin Powers movies.
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« Reply #39 on: 05-25-2004 14:53 »

*bumped*
I can't believe no one's mentioned Austin Powers. The intros to all three movies are great.

Also Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail-has anyone seen the Lego version on the DVD?LMAO
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