LakeUpdate

The Lake Update for August 2015

Lots happening this month if you didn’t see the post glued to the top of the site! I decided to abruptly jump back into the world of blogathons by taking over this year’s Summer Under the Stars Blogathon! This has been a huge undertaking that, coupled with the conclusions of the July Five and all…

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Swing Time (1936)

As we move further back in time with Fred and Ginger the formula’s becoming clearer and the films are finding that sweet spot that keeps me intrigued. Swing Time marks director George Stevens’ second appearance as part of the July Five, although this gave me more enjoyment than the boring Annie Oakley. The dancing is prevalent,…

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Shall We Dance (1937)

Shall We Dance, the seventh out of ten films starring Fred and Ginger, certainly proves the dancing duo had tweaked their formula since the all dancing, no plot film that was The Gay Divorcee. Featuring several legendary songs composed by the Gershwins (most famously, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “They Can’t Take That…

GayDivorcee

The Gay Divorcee (1934)

The final week of The July Five is upon us. But don’t be too sad…we’re gonna end  the month dancing with the illustrious duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! I’ve included several of their films on previous TCM Top Ten lists, but have only seen one, The Barkleys of Broadway (Wednesday’s review). With that, The…