Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Reluctant Debutante
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Reluctant Debutante

The same director’s grace that allowed Spencer Tracy shine in 1950’s Father of the Bride…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Gigi
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Gigi

It’s been said many times that everyone who wins an Academy Award knows exactly how…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Designing Woman
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Designing Woman

It’s safe to say that modern audiences – and a lot of modern directors –…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Tea & Sympathy
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Tea & Sympathy

It is indicative of its time that a groundbreaking film about sexuality and gender stereotyping…

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Oeuvre: Lust for Life
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Oeuvre: Lust for Life

The life of Vincent Van Gogh has been depicted by many filmmakers—Alain Resnais, Akira Kurosawa…

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Oeuvre: Minelli: Kismet
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Oeuvre: Minelli: Kismet

Kismet is minor Minnelli. For a man known (and labeled and lauded, ad nauseum) as…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Cobweb
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Cobweb

It is altogether fitting that the maelstrom of melodrama, suspense and outright farce that sets…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Brigadoon
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Brigadoon

Films about magic automatically require some additional suspension of disbelief; to fully experience escape, logic…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Long, Long Trailer
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Long, Long Trailer

Vincente Minnelli is known best for size. Big emotions, loud sets, bold colors, bursting explosions…

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Band Wagon
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Oeuvre: Minnelli: The Band Wagon

Vincente Minnelli made films that functioned like expensive timepieces, full of precisely calibrated movement, designed…

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