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PRODOS Film Study Group: Gene Kelly – Anatomy of a Dancer

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

Ayn Rand writes about tap dancing:
From her essay, Art and Cognition within the book, The Romantic Manifesto

Tap dancing is completely synchronized with, responsive and obedient to the music — by means of a common element crucial to music and to man’s body: rhythm … (tap dancing) looks, at times, as if it is a contest between the man and the music, as if the music is daring him to follow — and he is following lightly, effortlessly, almost casually.

Complete obedience to the music?

The impression one gets is: complete control — man’s mind in effortless control of his expertly functioning body. The keynote is: precision.

It conveys a sense of purpose, discipline, clarity — a mathematical kind of clarity — combined with an unlimited freedom of movement and an inexhaustible inventiveness that dares the sudden, the unexpected, yet never loses the central integrating line: the music’s rhythm.

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With special thanks to Producer, Robert Trachtenberg
And with the kind permission of American Masters (PBS)

Another brilliant documentary from the
Film Study Group project’s Creative Heroes library …

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GENE KELLY:
ANATOMY OF A DANCER

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Date: Monday December 12 2011

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Winston Churchill – To Conquer or to Die

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Sir Martin Gilbert

Another brilliant documentary:

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WINSTON CHURCHILL (part 2)
“To Conquer or to Die”

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PRODOS Film Study Group presents: Benny Goodman – Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

Oren Jacoby

An uplifting documentary about a remarkable commercial & creative hero!

BENNY GOODMAN

Adventures in the Kindgom of Swing

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Christopher Hodgwood on Felix Mendelssohn & The Authenticity of Genius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthygKRqbcc

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of
Gresham College (founded 1597)

A filmed talks in which

Professor Christopher Hogwood CBE

Explores & Demonstrates (!)

The Authentic Genius of
Felix Mendelssohn

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Niall Ferguson on the Six “Killer Apps” of Western Civilization

Spice Girls and British Flag

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of
Intelligence Squared

A filmed talks in which

DR NIALL FERGUSON

EXPLORES

THE SIX “KILLER APPS” OF
WESTERN CIVILIZATION

competition + science + democracy +
medicine + consumerism + Protestant work ethic

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Benjamin Franklin: The Chess Master of Foreign Affairs

This Monday: Learn the connection between Ben Franklin, Tarzan, Paris, & that fur hat he's wearing!

For the enlightenment and advancement of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Michael Watkins, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc
(And a special  thanks to Muffie Meyer, Middlemarch Films)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (part 3)
An Extraordinary Life. An Eclectic Mind


Date: Monday February 28, 2011

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