Friday, November 13, 2009
1)Frank Fairfield - check out these three vids.
2)Stanley Cavell - especially when he writes about Fred Astaire.
'From the pas de deux of the men, Astaire moves into a trance-like solo, quasi-dancing, quasi-singing in which his realization that he has found his way (back) to dancing strikes him as having found his feet again, as having re-found his body, and his ecstasy is such that when, in his twirling or reeling through the arcade, he comes across a coin-operated photograph booth, he happily manoeuvres his body in it so as to have the picture taken of his feet or shoes (strictly, the shine on his shoes).'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 12:13 pm