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Most Bizarre Romantic Movie Montage Ever October 22, 2008

Filed under: Movies,Music,Videos — Emily @ 9:54 am
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Have you ever seen the movie Bride and Prejudice? It is a very entertaining Bollywood movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Not only does it transfer the characters and plot of the 19th century novel into a modern setting, but it places it in Indian culture. The result is a colorful, fun, and often amusing movie.

In the second half of the movie, Lalita (aka Elizabeth Bennett) travels to Los Angeles to visit a friend, and while there she and American William Darcy grow closer and continue falling in love. No scene better demonstrates the strange meshing of American and Indian culture that the movie possesses than the romantic montage that summarizes Lalita and Darcy’s time together in the U.S.

The first half is pretty standard, cheesy love montage stuff: staring across the dinner table, dancing around in a fountain, taking a tour of famous landmarks. The second half of the montage is where things take a bizarre turn. Imagine a beach scene, only instead of the usual shots of the couple running through the waves hand in hand, we get a full gospel choir, surfers swaying with their boards, and lifeguards doing background vocals. The montage ends in disturbing fashion, with the legions of robed choir members encircling and closing in on the seemingly oblivious couple. Yes, it is very strange. Is that what American culture boils down to? Gospel choirs, surfers, and lifeguards?

Despite the strange and humorous content of the movie, and this scene in particular, the movie is highly entertaining and well worth viewing, especially if you like musicals. There is plenty of singing and dancing to enjoy. This romantic montage will give you a taste of what the movie has to offer:

If you are interested in more fun movie montage resources, check out this article at cracked.com: “The ’80s Movie Montage Hall of Fame.”

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Katee and Joshua’s Powerful Contemporary July 3, 2008

Filed under: So You Think You Can Dance,Television,Videos — Emily @ 8:04 am

Here is Katee and Joshua’s contemporary performance, choreographed by Mia Michaels, from the Top 14 episode. It was my favorite of the night. It showed off both dancers’ intensity and passion for dance, as well as Joshua’s strength. I loved their faces when they walked out on stage, and back and forth in sequence. From there is got better and better. Their dancing (and probably the music, too) made me tear up, and it takes a lot to make me cry. The song is “Hometown Glory” by Adele.

 

Chelsie and Mark’s Electrifying Tango June 19, 2008

Filed under: So You Think You Can Dance,Television,Videos — Emily @ 10:26 am

This dance from the Top 18 episode gave Chelsie a chance to show off her great legs and Mark an opportunity to reveal his intense, sexy side. Their outfits were perfect, the music was great, and they totally pulled off the choreography.

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Joshua and Katee’s Hip Hop Routine

Filed under: So You Think You Can Dance,Television,Videos — Emily @ 10:18 am

Better late than never. This was my favorite performance from the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 episode. I just love everything about Joshua, from his personality to his technique. And Katee surprised me on this one. I didn’t know much about her beforehand, and now I want to!

 

Sabra and Dominic’s Rumbalicious Rumba June 28, 2007

Filed under: So You Think You Can Dance,Television,Videos — Emily @ 10:21 am

In case you missed it, or would like to enjoy it again, here are Sabra and Dominic dancing a rumba to the Pussycat Dolls’ “Stickwitu.” This cute couple made me forget all about how I’m normally annoyed by all things Pussycat Doll-related. Instead, I was too engrossed by their impressive technique and unmistakable chemistry. Needless to say, this was my favorite performance of SYTYCD: Week 3.

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Sabra and Dominic’s Rumba: June 27, 2007

 

Jesus and Sara’s “Vagabond Cabaret” Routine June 14, 2007

Filed under: So You Think You Can Dance,Television,Videos — Emily @ 8:36 pm

In case you missed it, here’s the best performance from this week’s SYTYCD (June 13, 2007). For the moment, Jesus and Sara are my favorites, followed by Anya and Danny. Anyway, check out Sara and Jesus dancing to a song from The Triplets of Belleville, choreographed by Wade Robson.