There are a lot of dance movies and dance tv shows around these days. I will admit that I haven’t watched any of them. But I am pretty sure that none of them can hold a candle to this scene from one of my favorite musicals, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.
Whew! Watching that scene makes me so exhausted! I feel like I am dancing right along with them. It is funny watching it because the whole time I am thinking, “Why would any of the girls pick those weasel-y looking guys in the boring suits, when they could pick the manly men in the bright, colorful shirts?” I also think that maybe if they still made dresses like this, I would totally wear a dress more than once a year (I like the way all the petticoats look when the skirts twirl!!!).
If you look closely, you will notice that the gentleman in the orange shirt, a one Mr. Jeff Richards (playing Benjamin Pontipee) is always hiding in the back, or just missing from the shot completely…..that is because he was hired for his hunky good looks and famous name and couldn’t dance to save his life.
Also, little Gideon Pontiee (in the blue shirt) is my favorite character in the movie. He is played by Russ Tamblyn who just happens to be Amber Tamblyn’s daddy. You may know Amber from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Joan of Arcadia.
P.S. Since I can’t seem to help talking about Twilight all the time, this is the movie that Bella and Edward watched in Breaking Dawn.