"The dance piece was a tribute to Fred Astaire. And actually, he wears a similar kind of costume that Fred had used in one of his movies – Band Wagon. We had the pleasure of having Fred's choreographer come on the set, Hermes Pan: he visited the set while we were doing the song and dance piece and said that Fred would have been very happy and proud of being copied by such a wonderful person.'' - Colin Chilvers (film director)
We had 46 dancers plus the choreographers, hair, make-up, everything else. And every day, lunchtime, we'd go and watch the dailies from the day before. And it would be like a party going on in the screening room. Michael would be there as well and they would be hoopin' and hollerin' when they saw themselves and how good it looked – or else, Michael would say, 'We can do better than that.' Not the usual way to make a Hollywood movie, that's for sure." - Colin Chilvers (film director)
''Michael suggested a swanky club with 10 men in long tails and top hats. But he wanted me to conceive my own ideas and he also gave me advice I have used ever since: “Don’t try to impose an idea on the music. Let the music tell you what it wants to be.” - Vincent Paterson (choreographer)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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