After watching his feet move, and how elegant he was I could not believe what I was looking at for all those years ago.
He was one of a kind, and I haven't seen anyone since.
Maybe they are just one of a kind to visit this world and, give so much joy!
I adore old movies and watching Fred Astaire dance is an absolute joy. I know some of the plots are a little dated, but the dancing absolutely makes up for it. Some of the more modern films like Easter Parade, Royal Wedding and Barkleys of Broadway have a much better plot line. There's one scene in Royal Wedding called You're All the World to Me and it was so ahead of it's time - Fred Astaire is literally dancing on the ceiling and this was all achieved through shooting the scene in a barrel type room with a mounted camera. So talented.
Agree that he was one of kind, but there's a similar natural talent in the dancing of Gene Kelly.
Many times, watching the man dance is like watching magic happen before your eyes. And although I love watching him with Ginger Rogers, I also have a soft spot for the movie Easter Parade, in which he co-stars with Judy Garland.
I love watching him dance, but whenever I do I think about how much of a perfectionist he was. He would rehearse obsessively and expect the same from his dance partners. He lost one of his more famous partners, Ginger Rogers because of his relentless drive for perfection. Despite this I still love watching him.