When Glee returns from its brief hiatus, the next assignment for New Directions is to perform songs from the movies in “Girls (and Boys) on Film,” with all eight songs originally from such films as Moulin Rouge, Footloose and Animal House.
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Ryan Murphy tweeted out one of the performances, and it’s Will and Emma performing “You’re All the World to Me” from Royal Wedding. We’ve seen Glee recreate scenes from movies and music videos before, and this one’s just as intriguing. All in black and white, Will and Emma dance not just around the room, but on the walls and ceiling as well.
Royal Wedding starred Fred Astaire and Jane Powell as Tom and Ellen Bowen, who are a smash on Broadway and end up transferring the show to London to take advantage of a certain royal wedding (Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh).
To compare, here’s Fred Astaire performing the song in Royal Wedding:
If you want to know how they were able to pull off walking on the walls and ceiling, I’ll let you in on the secret: everything in the room — chairs, tables, even the camera filming the scene — is affixed to the set and won’t move. Then they rotated the set so that the actors would appear to be walking sideways and upside down.
Other songs from the movies we’ll get to hear in this episode include “Come What May,” “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend/Material Girl,” “Footloose,” “In Your Eyes,” “Shout,” “Unchained Melody” and “Old Time Rock and Roll/Danger Zone.”
Glee returns March 7 at a special time, 9:30pm on FOX, before returning to its regular 9pm timeslot the following week.
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