Greetings from VKMfanHuey!!!
Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1936 RKO film, Swing Time!!!
Ginger is Penny Carroll, a dance instructor who concludes that Lucky Garrett (Fred Astaire) can't be taught to dance... for just a bit, anyway... when things get to normal G&F mode, the team parlays their talent (along with some REAL parlaying at the craps table) into ownership of a nightclub, so they can dance whenever they want... well, until cruel fate shows up and kicks lady luck to the curb...
Please note the 'menu' above, which has various information regarding the film; to the right (just below the Gingerology link) there are additional links regarding the film.
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...And be sure to check out our 'main' site, Gingerology - just click on the Ginger pic to the right. There you'll find a list of ALL of Ginger Rogers' films; click on any one, and you will be directed to a 'dedicated' blog about that film (not unlike this blog).
Keep It Gingery, y'all!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Of course, most Gingerologists have seen Swing Time quite a few times, and are very familiar with it... but it is truly one of those films you can never tire of... you know each scene, the dialog, the 'endgame'... yet it still is great to watch...
So, here are some of the moments I 'caught' upon this viewing...
Of course, there are incedible dance routines throughout this one, but for me to try to dissect each one would be purt near impossible, given the time constraints we have here at Gingerology (heck, I could write up a post for each single routine...although I am, at last count, 456th from LAST on Planet Earth when it comes to knowledge of dancing... suffice it to say, EVERYthing I know about hoofing I have learned from watching our heroine and hero here...) ...so, maybe a few pics here and there in this post, but... the final word is... if you've never watched this film, it's worth it just for the dance 'routines'... some of the best ever caught on film...
I always thought that the 'hair washing' scene (The Way You Look Tonight) was always cute / cool, but after freezing the Ginger frames... dangdangDANG, y'all...
...not sure what the deal is, but Ginger is just... a bit MORE perfect to me when she is in some state of 'getting ready'... can't explain it, but... just... IS. rumpled GingerHair is SOOOOO incredible... and yeah, I know Ginger has full makeup on and all, but... STILL...
...and just in case anyone ever questions whether Ginger can twirl, Exhibit 'A':
Well, this film is truly one of my favorites... the 'Never Gonna Dance' routine is hard to top in terms of G&F dance 'routine' nirvana... and the story line overall is just a bit more involved and interesting then their previous films (although the ending sorta falls apart... of course, HAPPY... but... just a bit disjointed... and Ginger has too much extraneous stuff coiled around her neck in the final scene costume, IMHO... and the veil thingy covers her face too much, which should be a Federal Crime at the highest level...)
Anyway, of course this one is MANDATORY Gingerologist viewing (duh), so I suggest... you WATCH it!!!
Until the Next GingerBinge film,