Movie Icon of the Month: A Tribute to Stanley Donen

By  · Published on April 26th, 2012

From On the Town to Royal Wedding to Singin’ in the Rain, Stanley Donen revolutionized movie musicals by making them truly cinematic. Instead of being anchored to the theater stage, he tossed those anchors away and set his ambitious sights on filming a musical in the largest city in the country (impossible!), using camera work to aid the story (crazy!) and challenging old ideas.

That, and the fact that he just turned 88 this month, make him our Movie Icon of April. Let’s celebrate his work together.

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Ready For Love [Beginning ‐ 15:00]: A tribute to the great Stanley Donen featuring clips from his work and from interviews.

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