Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Istanbul Dance

I don't watch Bunheads. I tried, but the patented Amy Sherman Palladino dialogue rhythms didn't quite work for me. I was actually a fan of about three quarters of the life of The Gilmore Girls. She does write good dialogue, and I don't mind visiting a world where characters reference old movies, and speak in witty, clipped sentences. But sometimes it gets a little much, especially when all her characters sound the same.

So I missed this single-take dance sequence to the excellent They Might Be Giants song. This is what dance on film should look like--thank you Emily Nussbaum for alerting me to its presence.


  1. Wow. That really was amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. The filming was very good, but I thought the dance itself got weak towards the end. And the lip-syncing should be avoided.