68 Years Later and ‘An American In Paris’ Is Still Incredible

Before An American in Paris I wasn’t a fan of musicals. I loved the magic of The Wizard of Oz and I love Disney movies, which are essentially animated musicals, but beyond that, I didn’t think musicals were that great.

For years my mother has been talking about this movie that was one of her favorite films of all time, An American in Paris. And, as someone who didn’t really like live-action musicals at the time, I was skeptical. Until I watched it. By the time the movie had ended, I completely understood why it was the first musical to win an Oscar for Best Picture. It was amazing, to say the least.

Now, on my third and latest viewing, I continue to watch this film with pure awe and admiration. It’s literally perfect, from beginning to end.

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The story–which is impeccably written by the way–is really easy to follow as it focuses on an American painter in Paris who happens to literally bump into the girl of his dreams. He immediately falls in love with her and from that point onward the movie tells a beautiful romantic story that brings a tear to my eye every time I see the conclusion.

This film is truly movie gold. Paris, the supposed romantic capital of the world, is the perfect setting for such a brilliant love story. The utterly phenomenal music and songs bring a smile to my face and goosebumps to my goosebumps every time I watch this movie. The choreography for the dancing is fantastic and truly tells a story of its own.

All in all, this movie is amazing. I’ve written a review of An American in Paris before but after seeing it again I had to praise it once more. This film seems to get more enjoyable with every viewing and now I need to add this movie’s soundtrack to my Spotify pronto. 🙂

If you’ve never watched An American in Paris before I highly recommend it. It’s truly a masterpiece that deserves to be watched.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

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2 thoughts on “68 Years Later and ‘An American In Paris’ Is Still Incredible”

  1. I was raised on musicals. My parents took my sister and I to see musicals on stage (which wasn’t year after year) and musical movies. At age 12, my mom took me to NYC, and during that trip, I saw my first musical on Broadway. Wicked was the musical- this was August 2006. A love was sparked, but not a passion as in a fanatic. With Wicked- I finally picked up on the concept of emotional connection and the emotional and complex side of musicals. So, seeing a show on Broadway was a pivotal moment.

    I thought I knew fully what musicals were capable of growing up- turns out I was so wrong. What happened? Les Mis entered my life- by the film where I had to give a 2nd chance. Everything I thought I knew was tested- things kept on being disproved. Wicked sparked a love; Les Mis turned me into a fanatic.

    Now, I want to see at least one musical every year. Musicals changed a lot over the years. They used to be a world of just happy musicals with four core emotions: excitement, love, joy, and sad. Showtunes are what I associated musicals with and associated them with dance and spectacle. Now, things have changed by a landslide: five core emotions: the same four emotions from before: heartbreak is now in the picture; and a world with happy and sad musicals with some in between.

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