Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silver Screen Sunday {Groovy Movie}

I'm afraid to say there is no 'proper' Silver Screen Sunday, today. I'm about to embark on Swing Camp Oz, an entire week of swing dancing and what-not. I'm more than a little bit nervous and also quite a bit intimidated by the thought of so much physical exercise. I can assure you my 'exercise regime' generally consists of walking to the television to turn it on and back to the couch. So, hopefully I survive this week. If not, send flowers!

As I mentioned, I haven't the time for a proper Silver Screen Sunday. Instead, I shall leave you with this short from 1944 entitled Groovie Movie, a spoof on instructional dance videos and also efforts to find high culture in the dance. It's rather corny but I think it's fun and more than a bit cute. I like the overuse of slang. There's a little bit written about it here, although this page says it was filmed in 1942.



If I do manage to survive, I shall see you all in about a week's time.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

13 comments:

  1. The Swing Camp Oz sounds like SO much fun! I hope you have an awesome time Andi, I bet you will learn heaps of new things there.
    Cant wait to hear about it when you get back.

    Rose

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  2. Have fun!! That camp sounds amazing, I'm sure it'll be worth all the extra exercise! :D

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  3. Groovie Movie = da Bomb. Camp Oz is mega fantastic, you will have such a good time!

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  4. Wow, it sounds brill! I know what you mean about the excercise though...Have fun lovely! x

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  5. Wow i can't wait until i become good enough to go to one of those camps! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun though! xx

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  6. Have a GREAT time at Swing Camp Oz! I've never gone to a swing camp yet...still gotta get my hubby on the floor for the basics...

    Love this short film, it's so hep!

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  7. Ha ha, I love that film! I too dig overusing slang. Have fun on your Swing Camp week (so jealous that you have stuff like that in your former colony)! Will you be posting more of your work when you get back?

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  8. "Get a load of these cats... They're solid!"

    lol

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  9. oh goodness. I was in a swing club during my freshman year of high school and this takes me way back and I miss it big time. I loved the video.

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  10. 失敗時你可能會失望,但如果不嘗試,將永無希望。..................................................

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  11. Hai! I hope you enjoyed the swing camp, it sounds like so much fun. A friend of mine is really into swing dancing and I want to crash on in with him hehe :)

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  12. If you want to learn more about Groovie Movie, check out this site: http://www.gottaswing.com/gm2009_page01.html And you can learn more about the star, Jean Veloz, here: http://www.gottaswing.com/jeanveloz/about.html

    Enjoy!

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