Films byTexts by Vincente Minnelli
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Vincente Minnelli, 1944, 113’

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,

Meet me at the Fair

Don’t tell me the lights are shining

Anyplace but there

We will dance the “Hoochie-Koochie”

I will be your “Tootsie-Wootsie”

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Vincente Minnelli, 1945, 90’

The Clock marks Judy Garland’s first non-musical star vehicle. Production got off to a rocky start, with the temperamental Garland unhappy with the film’s first director, Fred Zinnemann. On the strength of his great success with Garland on Meet Me in St.

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Vincente Minnelli, 1951, 114’

Lise Bouvier: Oh Jerry. It’s so dreadful standing next to you like this, and not having your arms around me.

Jerry Mulligan: You’ll always be standing next to me Lise.

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Vincente Minnelli, 1953, 112’

“Bazin’s approach goes a long way to unpacking Singin’ in the Rain. But it does not take us far enough with The Band Wagon. Repeat viewings of Singin’ in the Rain merely confirm its initial pleasures.

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Vincente Minnelli, 1956, 122’

Paul Gauguin: With all your talk of emotion, all I see when I look at your work is just that you paint too fast!

Vincent van Gogh: You look too fast!

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Vincente Minnelli, 1958, 137’

“Maybe have a little party, get some perfume or something.”

Ginnie Moorehead

 

“Dear Dave, first let me mix you a martini that’s pure magic. It may not make one’s problems disappear, but... it does reduce their size.”

Professor Robert Haven French

 

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Vincente Minnelli, 1960, 150’

“If images are things, then the channel hopper descended from the apes and Jean-Baptiste Mondino is right. The channel hopper is a bulimic and unsatisfied monkey who checks out everything because he wants everything, right now. His mental prison is made of all the TV channels and schedules.