films seen
11/40
average score
1.13*
nationality
USA - 83 years old
status
R.I.P. (1903 - 1986)
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There's no way around Vincente Minnelli if you're into classic Hollywood musicals. Husband to Judy Garland, father to Liza Minnelli, and responsible for some of the biggest Gene Kelly classics. Vincente lived and breathed musicals.

Plain forgettable

Bells Are Ringing

1960 / 126m - USA
Comedy, Romance, Musical
1.5*/5.0*
Bells Are Ringing poster

The Band Wagon

1953 / 112m - USA
Romance, Musical
1.5*/5.0*
The Band Wagon poster

Very typical Minnelli musical that starts off with a lot of hassle and problems, spends the last half hour stuck in musical numbers and turns out a happy ending from out of nowhere. Astaire and Charisse are professionals, but lack the energy to make this a better films. This film is sure to appeal to core musical fans, I'm just not one of them.

Yolanda and the Thief

1945 / 108m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Musical
1.5*/5.0*
Yolanda and the Thief poster

Meet Me in St. Louis

1944 / 113m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
1.5*/5.0*
Meet Me in St. Louis poster

Big nopes

Gigi

1958 / 115m - USA
Romance, Musical
1.0*/5.0*
Gigi poster

A very kitschy musical. Gigi's reputation has seemingly tanked over the years (and with good reason too), but once you've won that Oscar you've made your name forever. The only thing that stands out these days is the overly colorful cinematography, the rest isn't really worth watching.

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Gigi is a young girl growing up in Paris, learning how to be a proper lady. Gaston is a wealthy man who is bored with his life, and can't find anything good to do with his time. When he meets Gigi, something changes in Gaston. He falls in love with the girl, but she is set to become a courtesan.

The songs are bland and horrible, the plot is more than a little predictable and even though I do love a bit of color, the crass and oversaturated color story felt more like an attack on my eyes. Not a film I will remember fondly, then again that seems to be the case for most people these days. A relic.

Some Came Running

1958 / 137m - USA
Drama, Romance
1.0*/5.0*
Some Came Running poster

Brigadoon

1954 / 108m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Musical
1.0*/5.0*
Brigadoon poster

An American in Paris

1951 / 114m - USA
Romance, Musical
1.0*/5.0*
An American in Paris poster
1.0*/5.0*
Till the Clouds Roll By poster

Irritation overload

The Pirate

1948 / 102m - USA
Adventure, Musical
0.5*/5.0*
The Pirate poster