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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Stanley Donen's Backwoods Musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 31, 2013 at 11:46AM

Relationship Roulette! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Landis introducing Stanley Donen's backwoods musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
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"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

Relationship Roulette! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Landis introducing Stanley Donen's fabulously original battle-of-the-sexes backwoods movie musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." It even has an avalanche!

Sexual politics get the once-over as a family of Oregon mountain men decide to take 'em some wives. Donen's film is famed for its knockout choreography by Michael Kidd and proved immensely popular worldwide, leading to no less than five different stage shows (1979-2007), a tv series and even a 1982 Bollywood knockoff.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.