Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952), are examined.
As for host Richard Peña: “Let’s see…I think I’d choose, for an early performance, Holden in The Turning Point, and in the later years was he ever more brilliant than in Network? Indeed, without him I think much of the impact of that film would have been lost.”
“While perhaps it’s not the film’s principal subject, I still find the ending of Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman—when the father announces that in fact he’s the one getting married—supremely satisfying,” said host Richard Peña.
“The films of Pedro Almodovar, which will soon be featured at the Museum of Modern Art, offer several great examples of female ensemble films,” said host Richard Peña, “especially All About My Mother, for me, one of Pedro's unquestionable masterpieces.”