Cinema has gone through a lot of changes over the years, but there's something special about classic movies from days gone by. Back then, most films were musicals, and they didn't have the technology to fake it like we can today. Entertainers of the era were truly multi-talented superstars. There's just something special about a good, well-performed song and dance routine that always perks me up. Just take this video for example!
Michael Binder was inspired to create this after seeing a different viral mashup video that featured dance scenes from 100 movies synced up to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Binder decided to create his own version, featuring classic movies instead. While he didn't make it all the way to 100 movies, he did get as far as 66. None of these clips were sped up or slowed down, and all of them were produced prior to 1953. This is truly awesome.
How great was that? The timing is impeccable! For instance, that moment at 1:34 that lines up perfectly with the moment Bruno Mars sings "Stop! Wait a minute."
Or how about this moment from the 1951 classic "Singin' in the Rain," featuring Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly?
Here's Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in 1939's "Babes in Arms."
And here they are again in "Girl Crazy," from 1943.
Check out Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in "Anchors Aweigh," their first film together back in 1945.
Here are Kelly and Sinatra in "On the Town," with Jules Munshin, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, and Vera Ellen.
There's also this famous scene from "Anchors Aweigh," where Kelly dances with Jerry, the mouse from "Tom & Jerry."
And here's Fred Astaire dancing on the walls in 1951's "Royal Wedding."
Here's Astaire with his famous dancing partner, Ginger Rogers, in 1936's "Swing Time."
And who could forget Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dancing together in 1953's "The Little Colonel."
That really was such an awesome video. In case you want to check out the original video that inspired Binder, you can see it below.