I love a good dance number. It goes back to my musical theatre roots (nurtured by a mom who raised me on movie musicals), but a good dance number can really make a movie. Just recently, David discovered my Gene Kelly DVD collection, and he's been binging on Singin' in the Rain, On The Town and An American in Paris. I was telling him about how Gene Kelly dances with Jerry the mouse in Anchors Aweigh and it reminded me of yet another terrific Gene Kelly number that happens to be my all-time favorite:
1. It's Always Fair Weather: The trash can scene
They tap dance with a trash can lid on one foot. It's unbelievable.
That movie has another outstanding dance number that involves Gene Kelly tap dancing on roller skates. You should watch that, too.
2. Starlord's Dance: Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Pratt steals the show early with his opening number. Come on, the guy uses a space rat as a microphone! Completely awesome.