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Twist (1992) Review


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In Ron Mann's Twist, the third of his documentaries to recently be released on DVD, the dance crazes of the 1950s and early 1960s are laid out bare, with special focus on Chubby Checker's ubiquitous Twist.

Cleverly structured with archival dance instruction footage between vignettes, we are exposed to dances like the Lindy Bop, the Hop, and the Stroll, leading up to the infamous Twist, plus dances like the Monkey and the Mashed Potato that followed. Of course, nothing ever reached the popularity of the Twist (jeez, "Let's Twist Again" was #1 on the charts for over three months!).

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