Tap Dancing and Old Movies

@suziecat7 (3455)
Asheville, North Carolina
May 15, 2016 6:16pm CST
Movies are much better these days - more realistic as well as creative. Acting talent has come a long way, acoustics are better and the addition of special effects can leave you breathless. One thing old movies had that we don't see a lot of anymore is dancing, particularly tap dancing. I love watching tap especially the old greats like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and many more. They made what would otherwise be badly-acted boring movies fun. Sure we see a few musicals popping up in the theaters today and they're great but watching the old ones is great too. Thanks to YouTube, I found this wonderful dance compilation and thought I would share.
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@Susan2015 (19293)
• United States
16 May 16
Don't forget Cab Calloway too. These were all great dancers.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
Oh - Cab Calloway was the best. Thanks for reminding me of him.
@Jdaw1985 (4016)
• Harrells, North Carolina
15 May 16
You know i have never really thought about it until now but you are right e dont see tap dancing any more. I wonder why this is. I like newer movies because i never really liked the black and white movies. But my hubby hates when movies are remade from the oldder days and then they change it.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
15 May 16
I like the newer movies better too. But I love watching people dance especially tap and the Tango. I may disagree with your hubby. It's good because when they are re-made, they are not forgotten.
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@Jdaw1985 (4016)
• Harrells, North Carolina
16 May 16
@suziecat7 Yes but his thing is that when they remake the movie like walking tall is the main one they did not stick to the story. The original was the true story and the one with the rock in it is not the true story. I watched the original and the new one and he is right it dont follow the same story line but i like the new one as the old one is old looking LOL.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
@Jdaw1985 They really shouldn't change a good story, I agree.
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@norcal (3264)
• Nevada City, California
16 May 16
I saw this mashup on FaceBook. I love the song, and it is a very clever piece of editing.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
It is pretty clever to take a modern song and make it fit.
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@norcal (3264)
• Nevada City, California
18 May 16
@suziecat7 Young people like it because of the song, and old people like it because of the video.
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@AmbiePam (46400)
• United States
16 May 16
I love the old musicals, and there are some gem dance numbers in movies like White Christmas or The Pirate, and of course, Singing in the Rain. I'll go take a look at the video you shared.
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@AmbiePam (46400)
• United States
16 May 16
Hey, that was fun to watch!
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
@AmbiePam - Glad you enjoyed. I thought it was well done.
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@jaboUK (51554)
• United Kingdom
16 May 16
Thank, I enjoyed that video. Tap dancing is a joy to watch.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
It is a joy to watch - so energetic.
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@jaboUK (51554)
• United Kingdom
18 May 16
@suziecat7 Forgot to say that I love the animated graphics.
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@marguicha (82943)
• Chile
15 May 16
I am not much into tap dancing but I do think that were are few old movies that can be seen now and find them awesome. I still like Charlie ChaplinĀ“s movies, I still find that Casablanca is a must. In psychological suspense I have not seen a better movie than Vertigo and The Dirty Dozen is still one of the best violent war movies.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
15 May 16
I agree that those three movies are great.
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@marguicha (82943)
• Chile
16 May 16
@suziecat7 I love movies and there are great old movies as there are great new movies. I would have loved to have been a child when the Happy Potter movies started. I went with my grandchildren and enjoyed very much the special effects.
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@JudyEv (103988)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May 16
This was great to watch. These people were so talented. Thanks for sharing.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
They are pretty great. Glad you enjoyed.
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@JohnRoberts (42255)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May 16
I agree with you concerning dance talents of the past. I would argue older films are vastly superior to contemporary. You can't equate a Citizen Kane to the current badly acted and written noise of a Marvel superhero movie.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
15 May 16
What you say is true - Citizen Kane is a classic. Though I must admit I did enjoy the noise and mayhem of The Avengers even at my ripe old age.
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• Preston, England
19 May 16
not just the old movies as this tap dancing scene from The Cotton Club demonstrates
A quick tap dance routine by the Hines brothers
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
19 May 16
That was great - thanks - I stayed and watched the Calloway brothers dance after that. You just don't see that kind of dancing anymore.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
18 May 16
I do love watching old black and white movies, and those musicals with Fred & Ginger dancing their feet off just make me smile!
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
They do make you smile - you can't help it.
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@jstory07 (59930)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 May 16
I love old black and white movies some of them are really good.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
I don't watch them often enough.