An American in Paris
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies|
An ex-G.I. stays in Paris after the war to study painting, supported by a rich American. The young soldier falls in love, but unfortunately, she is engaged to an older man. Special features include a 2002 documentary, Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer.
A Gershwin score and the dancing of Kelly and Caron are at the center of this fluid, visually beautiful love story set in post-war Paris. The ballet sequence, filmed in the style of Impressionist paintings, is legendary.
ContentsDisc 1: feature film
Disc 2: special features.
Painters -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Paris (France) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2008
|Edition||Two-disc special ed.; Full screen.|
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996.
Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.
Green, Johnny, 1908-1989.
Chaplin, Saul, 1912-1997.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch.
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; music by George Gershwin ; film editor, Adrienne Fazan.
In English or French; with optional English, French, Japanese or Thai subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and unheard interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames, Irene Sharaff and new observations by Leslie Caron & Nina Foch; vintage "FitzPatrick Traveltalks" short; "Paris on parade"; classic cartoon "Symphony in slang"; theatrical trailer.
Special features (disc 2): "'S wonderful: the making of 'An American in Paris'" --new documentary about the groundbreaking creation of a musical classic featuring 10 new interviews, including Leslie Canon and Nina Foch; American masters career profile "Gene Kelly: anatomy of a dancer"; "Love walked in" outtake song sequence; audio only bonuses: outtake songs gallery and Gene Kelly/Leslie Canon/Johnny Green radio promos.
DVD; region 1; standard version; dual-layer; Dolby digital mono.
2 videodiscs (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.