Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies MOBI

Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies MOBI Stanley Donen forever changed the Hollywood musical by moving it away from the Busby Berkeley extravaganza toward a fluent integration of song, dance, and story Silverman gives readers a close up portrait of this great director, as seen through the eyes ofof Donen s contemporaries, including Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Cyd Charissephotos

10 thoughts on “Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies

  1. Helga Cohen Helga Cohen says:

    This book has a lot of meaning for me because it s about director Stanley Donen We learn a little about his private life in this book namely that he was a Jewish boy born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1924, that he has had five wives, and a love affair with Elizabeth Taylor and that he was a former chorus boy This book isabout the movies he directed and the people who made them He left Columbia at a young age not y

  2. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The Book Report Really now, how mysterious is the subject treated in this book It s a professional biography filmography of the life of ace director former wunderkind Stanley Donen, of Singin in the Rain , Seven Brides for Seven Brothers , Indiscreet and Charade fame Being a professional biography, don t expect his personal life to come under salacious scrutiny, or hear whimperings and moanings from ex wives five or s

  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    Either this book has a bunch of lies in it, or other biographies do I don t know which, but I do think this book was written with an agenda against Gene Kelly Kelly never says bad things about Stanley Donen in print anyway and always gives credit where credit is due That to me says wonders about who is really telling the truth.

  4. Ana Torres-alvarez Ana Torres-alvarez says:

    This book is no about Stanley Donen but about how the author hates Gene Kelly Besides, he seems to try to make Stanley Donen a sympathetic car cter when, in fact, he gets the completely opposite effect If I were Stanley Donen I wouldn t be happy with this book.

  5. Karen (Living Unabridged) Karen (Living Unabridged) says:

    Biography of the director If you love movies particularly musicals you might find this book interesting I didn t like the tone of the book very dismissive of Gene Kelly, for one but I can t deny that Donen helped create some of my favorite movies.

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