“At 14, I discovered girls. At that time, dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams.” — Gene Kelly
After a fruitless search via Google for the script, I decided to do it myself. After a lot less effort than I expected (and more in other areas), I’ve completed the literal script (with limited help via closed captioning, which, by the way, misses a lot). I’m excited. Now, who can I make act it out with me?
New Yorker Magazine, August 1, 2011. page 12. Judy and Gene in a wood block-like image highlighting text on “For Me and My Gal” (screenings August 2 and August 2 at the Walter Reade). ”The patriotic spectacle’s ambient violence and frustrated desire emerge in Berkeley’s nervously roving takes that capture Garland’s twitchy, electrifying energy, which, here, generates sexual heat.” Richard Brody’s text on the film focuses on eroticism, which is not off the mark for this movie-loving and Garland-loving gal.