The Dancing in the Dark sequence is one of the most sublime moments in the history of MGM Musicals.
Fred & Cyd's divine dancing on the romantically lit Central Park backlot, the unforgettable music of Howard Deitz & Arthur Schwartz superbly played by the MGM Studio Orchestra and orchestrated to perfection by the incredible Conrad Salinger.
It's interesting that MGM's Conrad Salinger was lent out to Columbia Pictures to Orchestrate the beautiful Jerome Kern numbers for Fred and Rita in "You Were Never Lovelier". I've never heard the Columbia Orchestra sound better.
Conrad Salinger also made the Paramount Orchestra sound great in Fred's "Funny Face"
On a sour note: There is one flat trumpet moment during the Dancing in the Dark sequence. I could never understand how that got through un-noticed in an otherwise flawless performance.
Edited by Doug Bull, September 07 2013 - 04:28 PM.