By Sue Harris
From Amazon: "An American in Paris (1951) was once a landmark movie within the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A joyous party of George Gershwin's tune, French artwork, the wonderful thing about dance and the fabled urban of sunshine, the movie used to be heralded as an extraordinary instance of leisure 'for mass and sophistication alike'. Choreographed by way of Kelly on the peak of his occupation, it gave new stature to the Hollywood musical, and showcased as by no means prior to the inventive ambition, technical abilities, inventive mind's eye and collaborative ethos of MGM's pioneering Arthur Freed Unit. Sue Harris attracts on archival fabric to track the film's improvement from notion to reveal. delivering new insights into the layout technique particularly, she exhibits how An American in Paris tested the cinematic template for a urban with which Hollywood might develop into more and more infatuated within the a long time to follow."
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Of the 123 plays he is said to have written, 90 survive in fragments, but only 7 in their entirety. One of these, however, has been proclaimed by Aristotle and by many other critics as the greatest play of all time: Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King). At his birth, it was prophesied that Oedipus (ED-I-puhs) would kill his father and marry his mother. Because of the prophecy, his parents gave him up to die. He survived, however, and became a great hero, only to return to his hometown . . where he met and killed an older man and then fell in love with and married a beautiful older woman.
Akhenaton was no different in this regard. Although he is considered the founder of monotheism, in fact he upheld the tradition of pharaoh-worship, presenting himself as a go-between: the people would worship Akhenaton, who in turn would speak to Aton on their behalf. His worshipful “Psalm to the Blessed Aton” is considered one of the greatest works of ancient Egyptian literature. The Amarna Period It soon became clear that Akhenaton intended to completely reshape Egyptian religion, and thus Egyptian life.
65), who became his advisor. But the atmosphere around Nero affected Seneca as well. D. 59), Seneca arranged to finish off the job properly. Later, Nero forced Seneca to commit suicide. Up until that time, as strange as it may sound, Nero had done a fairly responsible job of ruling. He even distributed funds to the poor. D. 161. ” This became a model for the sharing of power by later emperors, which in the future would create problems; in Marcus’s case, however, it was a mark of his generosity.
An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics) by Sue Harris