That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II

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"No studio did musicals better than MGM: theirs were bigger, splashier, more tuneful, and more innovative than any others. This second in a two-part series charts the evolution of the MGM musical from its heyday in the 1950s—when producer Arthur Freed, directors Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen, and star-choreographers Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire pushed the form to new expressive heights—through the 1960s, as changing tastes seemed to signal its decline, to the 1970s and ‘80s, when the genre was revitalized by filmmakers with a fresh, postmodern approach." —BAM