People tend to forget that before all these newer movies came out like The Avengers and American Hustle. There were these. Beautiful movies that are so underappreciated in today’s society. Most people don’t know the Clark Gable is the King of Hollywood or that Gene Kelly got his first role in a movie because of Judy Garland. Also, that Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland are still alive in their nineties.
No one knows these movies inspired what movies are like today and more importantly, that they helped people get away from life during the Great Depression.
Saw Monuments Men this weekend and it reminded me of how similar Jean Dujardin resembled Gene Kelly.
My boys! How many times have I rattled on about the comparisons between these two? I don’t think I need to say anything more. I just love them.
Jean Dujardin should play Gene Kelly in something
Here’s that statement that I love again. My two favorite boys! While I love the comparisons between my two favorite fellas, I couldn’t support Jean playing Gene, at least in any sort of serious role. For one, Jean is just too French! Gene spoke fluent French, but that benefit couldn’t account for Jean’s accent and limited English skills. Second, Jean has had some dance training, but he doesn’t know enough to pull off the sort of skills Gene had.
Still, there are some fun comparisons to be had.
It’s a stretch, but my father’s 3rd cousin founded RCA which created NBC that hosted his television show Dancing: A Man”s Game.
Neat! How long was he active in the company? When I think of RCA and Gene, I think of these ads. This may be an even closer connection.