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Posted at 1:17 PM ET, 11/26/2010

Poetry in motion

By Ann Hornaday

In my Nov. 24 review of "Burlesque," I bemoaned the current trend in movie musicals of filming and editing dance sequences with such whiplash speed that viewers can't appreciate the lyrical beauty of bodies simply moving through space. That reminded me of one of my favorite scenes of all time, in the 1996 film "Big Night," which coincidentally was written and co-directed by "Burlesque" supporting actor Stanley Tucci. The clip I found on YouTube is in Italian, but Tucci and his "Big Night" co-star Tony Shalhoub say it all, simply through movement, gesture and facial expression. Sublime.

See the video here.

By Ann Hornaday  | November 26, 2010; 1:17 PM ET
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