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Director Stanley Donen, whose classic films include “On the Town” (1949), “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952, codirected by Gene Kelly), “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), “Funny Face” (1957) and “Damn Yankees” (1958), will get a Life Achievement Award at New York’s Israel Film Festival on May 5.
Donen’s musicals clearly influenced contemporary directors like Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) and Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”), in their deference to the performer instead of to a style. In Donen’s work, the camera never takes away from the story, or from the joy of dance.
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