Saturday 10 December 2011

Meet Me in St. Louis is coming back

One of the greatest of all musicals is making a return to the silver screen.  After making a massive impact on films when it first came out in 1944 with Judy Garland and filmed in glorious Technicolor. As with other colour films of the era the colour today looks too bright and, sometimes, wrong.

Meet Me in St. Louis tells the story of a family in suburban, mid-western St Louis in 1903. The city, and the well-to-do Smith family, is on the verge of hosting (and celebrating) the arrival of the spectacular 1904 World's Fair. However, the head of the family is beckoned to New York due to a job promotion – an uprooting move that threatens to change the lives of the family members forever. Directed by Vincente Minnelli during WWII, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful, classic, nostalgic, poignant, and romanticised musical film – and one of the greatest musicals ever made.
Back on the silver screen from December 16, 2011

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