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Thread: Half a century later, this is still every bit as amazing as when it was filmed.

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    Fred Astaire. A pair of tap shoes. A cane, tails and top hat. A team of dancers. Music.

    BETTER THAN ANYTHING MADONNA, BRITNEY AND JESSICA HAVE EVER DONE, AND WILL EVER DO.

    And he did it in one single, un-edited shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiko
    Love those!
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    So keep me in suspense. They don't ....???

    Semi related to this thread, I'm really bummed that Peter Boyle died yesterday. He will be missed :(
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    Nice video. Just needs more scantily clad girls with big tits shaking their asses, maybe a bit more bling-bling, some of those bouncy hydraulics cars and more use of the word "Nigga" in the lyrics. Then I think we could almost have a hit on our hands.

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    Peter Boyle (the tap-monster in Vid#2) was to be later Known as Frank Barone (everyone loves Raymond (NO they don't !) ) , he also had other roles for which he is known . Possibly the most noteable would be in Taxi-driver .

    Here was a man ......

    And if it were possible, I would give Mucho ++ Rep to Fred, but he seems to not be a poster here .
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAYoung
    Fred Astaire. A pair of tap shoes. A cane, tails and top hat. A team of dancers. Music.

    BETTER THAN ANYTHING MADONNA, BRITNEY AND JESSICA HAVE EVER DONE, AND WILL EVER DO.

    And he did it in one single, un-edited shot.
    Except there is no team of dancers. They're all Fred. He did slight variations of the same routine several times, and they composited them together using whatever primitive special effects they had back then.

    Considering how flawless the timing is in every instance, that makes it even more impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaiBoxerShorts
    Except there is no team of dancers. They're all Fred. He did slight variations of the same routine several times, and they composited them together using whatever primitive special effects they had back then.

    Considering how flawless the timing is in every instance, that makes it even more impressive.
    Are you serious? If true, that's astonishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet
    That is some pretty damn good dancing.

    That man could probably kill you with his tap shoes.

    But this is still my favorite musical


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zFbc5MzAxk
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    Holy shit! I'm sending that to all of my nutty church friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAYoung
    Are you serious? If true, that's astonishing.
    Yes, it's true. Look carefully at the curtains. The wrinkles repeat themselves in an unnatural pattern that belies the crude compositing technique.

    Check out the "Blue Skies" entry here.

    Turns out he only did the routine three times -- Once for the foreground and two different background variations. When I posted earlier, I was under the mistaken impression that he did the routine once for each instance. Still pretty impressive, though.

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    What a champion. He's better than Jesus.
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