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Shadows in the City of Light: ‘Marco Brambilla’s Take on An American in Paris’

New York based video artist Marco Brambilla adds to his series of animated ‘directors’ cuts’ of classic films. From the site Nowness, we see his version of Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron musica, An American in Paris as a rapid-fire series of stills. “Gene Kelly seduces Leslie Caron through choreography and movement,” the artist says, “the moment of surrender is perfectly captured as the characters emerge from orange smoke during the musical finale.”