dgranger's profile

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

Sat, Jul 20, 2019 4:35 AM

Live Poll: Let’s Tangle With The Tango

List page: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048136147/
Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Od4vSG5ifFs/

(Eventhough I severely doubt the IMBd will ever publish this poll because of the links to the YouTube videos and IMDb videos (if I find them)), which film has the best dance of the Tango. And to be fair, there must be a video of the dance to each film entry so you can judge them properly.
And if the Tango has you tangled up, untie your self here. (Yes, that line contained a play on words reference from one of the movies listed here.) if you want to suggest one, you have to give a link to the dance in that movie in order to be considered.
(WARNING: IMHO, the two Rudolph Valentino ones are going to be hard to beat. That Tango in “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1921) still holds up today today.

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

3 y ago

Nobody likes the Tango?

3.1K Messages

 • 

75.8K Points

3 y ago

Love Argentinian tango. Astor Piazzolla is one of my all time favorite composers (in all instrumental genres of music).

It's a crying shame that you have the tepid remake on the list but not the original Japanese Shall We Dance? (1996).

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

1 y ago

Added “Another Cinderella Story”. It has a really tasty tango in it. Enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlcG5OXEKHY

Champion

 • 

6.7K Messages

 • 

159K Points

10 m ago

Please remove this line:

(Eventhough I severely doubt the IMBd will ever publish this poll because of the links to the YouTube videos and IMDb videos (if I find them)),

Which film has the best dance of the Tango?

Please also edit the title so it meets AP Style:

Let’s Tangle With the Tango

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@Jessica done. Thank you.

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

10 m ago

? ?

Swing Time (1936)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028333/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028333/reference

Fred Astaire ... Lucky Garnett   (www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/)

Ginger Rogers ... Penny Carroll

  

"Tango" - From the film SWING TIME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXwDH1sp80  1:00

- - -
  
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031983/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031983/reference

Fred Astaire ... Vernon Castle
Ginger Rogers ... Irene Castle

The Tango 
Fred & Ginger in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRJy84g4C40  1:01
- - -

  

The Band Wagon (1953)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045537/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045537/reference

Fred Astaire ... Tony Hunter
Cyd Charisse ... Gabrielle Gerard

A Media Luz (Tango) 
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in "The Band Wagon" (1953)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQXhkwaOzEY  3:15
A Media Luz (Dim Light, instrumental version) 
- - -

  

Maybe find way more better videos ...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fred+astaire+tango

.

(edited)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@ACT_1 

“Swing Time” and “the Story of Vernon and Irene Castle@ are in.

But “The Bandwagon” is not for two reasons. Besides the fact that I have the movie on VHS, 1) even though I’m sure a tango was danced in the film, it was not that scene. 2) that was not the music played during that scene. Someone dubbed tango music over the original music - Jazz. Here is original music for those scenes which was called “The Girl Hunt” ballet in Jazz.

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

10 m ago

@dan_dassow
Are there other Lists & Polls with links to the YouTube videos and IMDb videos ? ?

- - -

@dgranger

Rachel, Employee

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/launch-announcement-music-video-title-type/6196642797253660be7945ce

Launch Announcement: Music Video Title Type
Hi,
Following our launch of Podcasts last month. 
We are happy to announce that as of today, 
we have fully launched a new title type for Music Videos.

.

(edited)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@ACT_1 ok, how do I use that to get the tango scene in “The Bandwagon” and “Shall We Dansu”? No joke. 

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

@dgranger 

Got a copy of the movie - edit it for just the tango ?? 

Post that on Youtube and ... 

Off Topic??

Fun video:

Michael Jackson/Fred Astaire/Cyd Charisse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0GWCk9wnak  4:30

(edited)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@ACT_1 found something that made me give up. It was someone selling a picture claiming it was Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire dancing the tango. It was a picture from that segment of girl hunt

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

More off topic

  
Michael Jackson/Fred Astaire/Cyd Charisse
Part of that was from...
  
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4

633,288,097 views Nov 19, 2010
  
has an IMDb page
Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6663828/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6663828/reference

Runtime 10 min
Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
  
and...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_Criminal

  
Watched it - great dancing but can not understand the lyrics 😆

.

(edited)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@ACT_1 same here.

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

@dgranger 

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iA0n_b9qNI

663,227 views Sep 6, 2020

https://www.pillowlyrics.com/smooth-criminal-michael-jackson/

  
Not great lyrics - maybe that's why they are so hard to hear??

Michael Jackson - kind of a jerky dancer
Freddy was a Smooth Dancer.

.

(edited)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

but that depends on what dance Fred Astaire was doing. He could get pretty jerky if he was doing tap. Remember that Astaire was not trained as a ballet dancer as Gene Kelly was, and Kelly had more grace. Thing about Astaire was he had a problem with HOW some of the early Buzby Berkeley numbers were filmed. He thought that some of the extreme angles just didn’t dehumanized the dancers but the extreme close ups of the feet or some other body part, deprives the audience from seeing what the dance was doing with the rest of his body. That is why Astaire had in his contract that he must be always filmed full figure so the audience can see the upper body work as well as the footwork.  But getting back to Micheal Jackson, I would have to give the nod to Micheal for the much more intricate upper body work. 
Here is Astaire with Leroy Daniels from “The Bandwagon” - Shine on Your Shoes

while I didn’t find the one I wanted, an early Astaire with drumsticks going all around the room, watch out when Astaire has drumsticks in his handS. The man played drums in real life.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Daddy Long Legs

“Drum Crazy” from “Easter Parade”

RARE!!! — Astaire playing the drums in his bedroom

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

@dgranger 

Fred Astaire Kills It on Drums - all in one take - no edits ??
How many times did they film this??
Musta been a few errrors here and there

Easter Parade was the one I was tryin to remember to add here

Fred Astaire ceiling dance from Royal Wedding

video shows how...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNSHjZmvZTM

Some do more with feet than Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6bLALT5dL0

Like drums ??
Best concert finale
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrRVW-p8SJ8

.

(edited)

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

Freddy, Michael and others will be replaced in the future with
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw

from
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/live-poll-what-do-you-most-like-to-do-in-your-free-time/5f4a7a0c8815453dba9604bf?commentId=6182e1f53a9f396d8e61dba5

- - -

greatest_film_connoisseur
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Poll Suggestion: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/poll-suggestion-fred-astaire-and-ginger-rogers/5f4a79b48815453dba86d4d7

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 
were one of the most iconic on-screen couples in movies.
They collaborated together on 10 movies together 
all of of which were musicals, 
which display their versatile dance moves. 
Which is your favorite collaboration from them?
List - http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062749530/

- - -
  
mariojacobs
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Poll Suggestion: Shall We Dance? An Homage To Fred Astaire
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/poll-suggestion-shall-we-dance-an-homage-to-fred-astaire/60362e56129ce112e92b868d


https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089602577/

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089602577/copy  - with text

.

 

(edited)

6.2K Messages

 • 

153.3K Points

Fred Astaire on TCM Wed, Dec 1, 2021

Flying Down to Rio (1933)                              6:00 AM - 8:00 AM 
The Gay Divorcee (1934)                               8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Roberta (1935)                                            10:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
Follow the Fleet (1936)                                 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM 
Shall We Dance (1937)                                    1:45 PM - 4:00 PM 
The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle (1939)     4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)                   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

.

(edited)

7.4K Messages

 • 

148.2K Points

10 m ago

"Tango, please!" in 'Strictly Ballroom'. (Beginns at ~ 1 Minute 25 seconds). Genius Comedy with heart.

"Schindler's List intro" in 'Schindler's List'. (Beginns in ~ 1 minute 10 seconds)

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

10 m ago

Look up this YouTube video “

Professional Ballroom Dancer reacts to "Strictly Ballroom" (1992)”https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aeOIYha6g38&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

10 m ago

This just for fun. Enjoy scenes from “Strictly Ballroom” set to “Time After Time” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOt3LXmDyg

Champion

 • 

16.2K Messages

 • 

442K Points

10 m ago

Congratulations, @dgranger!

Let’s Tangle With the Tango

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Od4vSG5ifFs/

Please change "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" in the discussion thread title and change the settings so that it appears under "Praise" now, rather than "Idea."

 

FAQ: Updating Threads After Poll Goes Live

 

Follow the IMDb Polls in Facebook and Twitter

3.1K Messages

 • 

81.1K Points

@dan_dassow done. Thanks again. I truly did not think this one would go live. It was fun doing this one.