You’ve probably heard this on the radio, but who knew it worked so well with dance scenes from the Hollywood Golden Era?
Classical Hollywood cinema is a term used in film criticism which designates both a narrative and visual style of film-making which developed in and characterized American cinema between 1917 and 1960 and would become the dominant mode of film-making in the United States.
The visual approach towards storytelling treats film much like a photographed play, using the manipulation of cinematic time and space to make the film appear as real as a production on the stage.
In the following clip from Nerd Fest UK, big screen favorites like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, and The Nicholas Brothers dance to “Uptown Funk,” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, a number one Billboard hit from earlier this year.
“Uptown Funk” is heavily influenced by the Minneapolis sound of the early 1980s, pioneered by Prince, The Time with Morris Day, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with a touch of boogie of The Gap Band, and Zapp and a slight modern EDM twist.
The editing in this mashup is fantastic, as the choreography from these classic dance scenes lines up perfectly with the song. Even some of the mouth movements line up well with the song as well.
What do you think of how well the scenes from classic Hollywood movies match “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!