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DVD: Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection

by Lewis Manalo

I admit it. I like musicals. I like the singing and the dancing. The sugary feel-good-or-die attitude.

I especially like the chorus girls, and no one does chorus girls better than Busby Berkeley. Adopting the formulas of Broadway for the silver screen, Berkeley’s editing techniques were also innovative for his time. This collection, which includes classics like Gold Diggers of 1933 and 42nd Street, has more kicking legs than you can handle.

And yes, dressing in nothing but money will get my attention.

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