Michael Kidd choreography, setting designed by Oliver Smith, Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse generating gangster heat in Vincente Minnelli's THE BAND WAGON ('53). Connect with Turner Classic Movies: Visit TCM WEBSITE: 🤍myt.cm/TCMwebsite Follow TCM on INSTAGRAM: 🤍myt.cm/TCMinstagram Like TCM on FACEBOOK: 🤍myt.cm/TCMfacebook Follow TCM on TWITTER: 🤍myt.cm/TCMtwitter Subscribe now to watch more classic film content from TCM 🤍spr.ly/6017cTBT
T8QmkDzD8Sk&t=3m21s 3:21 Dress and entrance so EPIC
The whole movie 🎥🍿 a epic classic
Mr Astaire was the greatest dancer - An utter perfectionist who would only dance with the best, and all of his wonderful partners qualified.
However, I think Ms Charisse was the only one who was his equal, not only in talent, but in sheer magnetism.
Either together, or as individuals, they were the definition of class and elegance, just pure magic.
will you dance WITH MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee
Lady in red is amazing
This is greatness first time watching film like this I got to learn them moves.
"To a devil's den of lively bones -- dark, delicious, & dangerous."
Okay I get the impression this is supposed to be a little bit cheesy, and it is, but it's also AMAZING!
Guess I'm a bit curmudgeonly today, but if I have to read one more, "Oh, my gosh, this is like, SO Michael Jackson and his genius" or the even more witless, "how many are here because of MJ?" I'm going to lose it. Yup, the man was excellent at what he did and his mark and contribution are unforgettable. But no, this is NOT about him (or Beyoncé... n.b. Cyd was sexy because she kept most of her clothing ON). This is the genius of, and a tribute to, the one-of-a-kind Minelli, Kidd, Smith, Astaire and Charisse.
So glad to find this marvelous clip here, but the two "suggestions" for follow-up vids quite a few seconds before the end plastered over Astaire and Charisse kinda kill it. That could have waited for the credits or at least until they walk off-stage.
I love Fred, but if I see one more dance routine copying that leg thing they did...
I don't suppose anyone knows where I can find a pattern for the coat Cyd Charisse was wearing?
For those smarties in the comment, no Michael did not steal this, it was in tribute to Fred Astaire who had died in 1987, when this was made. It was not stealing, he literally dedicated it to Fred Astaire - the book Moonwalk literally starts with a dedicated tribute to Fred Astaire lol... Michael did this because Fred Astaire was his idol and because Fred Astaire literally called him up after the Motown 25 performance when Michael was crying because he thought it was awful. Fred said he could die happy knowing Michael Jackson lived, he said Michael was the best dancer he had ever seen. Michael was no thief, this was a tribute.
Fred Astaire the choreography worshipper! My biggest inspiration.
Scared as a turkey in November is crazy 😂😂
@ T8QmkDzD8Sk&t=8m05s 8:05 definitely one of Michaels favorite dance moves
Ohhhh subtleties! I see how MJ took elements for Billie Jean and remember the time too!
Fred Astire an iconic musical genius! Michael Jackson was heavily influenced by him. MJ got the idea for "Smooth Crimial" from this musical skit. But also for "Billie Jean", "Rock My World" and the chorus to "Dangerous". Fred Astire was one of MJ's biggest influences as well as Charlie Chapman, James Brown and Jackie Wilson all incredible talents and staples in music history!
Cyd Charisse had one banging body.