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by Danny Baldwin

In Michael Curtiz's "White Christmas," the initial performances of newly-paired Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Davis (Danny Kaye) are captured in a fast-moving sequence that uses dissolves and superimpositions of newspaper headlines about the two music stars to signal the passage of time. Foregrounding these headlines allows Curtiz to represent the audience reception of the performers, while keeping his camera focused chiefly on the performers themselves.

White Christmas (Curtiz, 1954) — On The Road

Relieved of their military service, Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Davis (Danny Kaye) hit the road in "White Christmas."

from White Christmas (1954)
Creator: Michael Curtiz
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted by Danny Baldwin