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* RecursiveAdaptation / TheMusical: A rare example of a movie adaptation from an orchestral piece! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!

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* CutSong: A scene in which Creator/GeneKelly dances and sings "I've Got a Crush on You" while in his pajamas was filmed but did not make final cut.
* DirectedByCastmember: Even though Creator/VincenteMinnelli is credited as the sole director, he was sometimes tied up with his divorce from Judy Garland and other directing projects, leaving Creator/GeneKelly to take over the directing duties.
* PropRecycling: Leslie Caron's costumes were largely borrowed from Creator/ElizabethTaylor's in ''Film/FatherOfTheBride''.
* RecursiveAdaptation / TheMusical: A rare example of a movie adaptation from an orchestral piece! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!expanded!
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/FredAstaire was considered for the lead role.
** Creator/MauriceChevalier was originally considered for the part of Henri. However, Chevalier's collaborationist stance during WWII was one of the reasons that ruled him out.


* RecursiveAdaptation / TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an orchestral piece of music! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!

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* RecursiveAdaptation / TheMusical: A rare example of an a movie adaptation of from an orchestral piece of music! piece! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!


* RecursiveAdaptation/TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an orchestral piece of music! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!

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* RecursiveAdaptation/TheMusical: RecursiveAdaptation / TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an orchestral piece of music! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!


* RecursiveAdaptation/TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an [[orchestral piece of music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0]]! An American in Paris is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!

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* RecursiveAdaptation/TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an [[orchestral orchestral piece of music https://www.music! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0]]! com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0 An American in Paris Paris]], ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!


** AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #9

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** AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #9#9
* RecursiveAdaptation/TheMusical: A rare example of an adaptation of an [[orchestral piece of music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1X3Wut-k0]]! An American in Paris is a 1928 composition by George Gershwin. The idea was to make a ballet out of it, but the movie ended up as a musical based on Gershwin tunes, including the longest dance sequence in any musical dance movie at the time, to make up for the original Gershwin score, which actually was expanded!


* ActorSharedBackground: Oscar Levant (Adam) was a real-life pianist and composer with a wry personality not unlike his character's.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Oscar Levant (Adam) was a real-life pianist and composer with a wry personality not unlike his character's.character's.
* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #68
** AFIS100Years100Passions: #39
** AFIS100Years100Songs:
*** #32, "I Got Rhythm"
** AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #9

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* ActorSharedBackground: Oscar Levant (Adam) was a real-life pianist and composer with a wry personality not unlike his character's.

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