Early in the film, Kelly climbs a trolley and leaps into Kathy's convertible. I am not a fan of musical movies but this more enjoyable than I thought. But at the same time, it felt a bit repetitive, as alot of other action scenes in the movie use the same strategy; using a classical tune behind the madness. Of course, these technical elements would most likely not be recognized by normal film viewers let alone young kids like me when I first experienced this scene. Story line A, the movement from Silent to Talking films, takes places during this time. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice.
She tries to sabotage their relationship, and when she finds out that Kathy is going to receive a screen credit for her performance, she blackmails Simpson into withholding credit and engineers a power play to silence Kathy, a contract player and an unknown. The film opens, for instance, with fictional silent film star Don Lockwood Gene Kelly arriving at the premiere of his new film and recounting to the public how he got into show business and became such a success. And over half of the film - a 'let's put on a play' type of film, is composed of musical numbers. The film's screenplay, suggested by the song Singin' in the Rain that was written by Freed and Brown, was scripted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green who also wrote On the Town 1949. There is a large flashy set, hundreds of dancers, and various musical genres presented.
She believes that she and Don really are a couple, even though they're not, and she has a voice so grating it could shred stainless steel. Can Don and Lina find a solution to Lina's laughably annoying voice to salvage their careers? They empower the film to carry emotion and advance easily, while also allowing the film to remain light and comical. After all, the setting of the film is Hollywood in the 1920s, and the central characters are the two biggest stars of the silent film era. They snuck into movie theatres to watch B-movie shows such as The Dangers of Drucilla a rip-off. Thus, Kathy is brought on to dub her speaking and singing voice in secret, and Don's on top of the world. Its so well-choreographed and so beautifully shot that I don't really care that it has nothing to do with the movie itself. This film tells us that in 1927 film was a business that was booming.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching a classic Hollywood-style film, and seeing the background of the talkie films. Great care was made to authenticate the costumes, the sound studio set, and other historical details in the film. San Francisco 1936 Broadway Rhythm Broadway Melody of 1936 1935 , and Babes in Arms 1939 The Broadway Melody The Broadway Melody 1929 You Are My Lucky Star Broadway Melody of 1936 1935 , and Babes in Arms 1939 The plot of the film is actually an autobiography of Hollywood itself at the dawn of the talkies. The music transitions to a slinky and sensual melody with trumpets and soft drums. The narrative images on the screen belie every embellished, fabricated word he speaks - in reality, the pictures and descriptions are terribly disjointed. Their performances are both comic and engaging, throughout the dancing, they act, smile and just have a great time, never loosing character.
In my last post, I discussed. After a musical number, Don teases Kathy, as she is not a real actress and Kathy makes to throw a cake at Don but hits Lina instead. Advertisement The film is above all lighthearted and happy. This, I believe is in the iconic and everlasting performance of Gene Kelly. It is always telling us one things while showing us another.
When the very first talking picture, The Jazz Singer, is a huge hit with audiences, Simpson realizes he must convert the Lockwood and Lamont movie they are making into a talkie. It features an original, brand spankin' new concept, written specifically for the big screen. It isn't just timeless; it was also ahead of its time. The silent film era of the 1920s produced some of the greatest masterpieces in the history of film. It is The Rain Child written by Margaret Laurence. The fans ask her to sing live, and Don, Cosmo, and R.
Since this is 1920s Hollywood, most are dressed pretty richly. It's also an , meaning characters don't suddenly, and nonsensically, burst into song for no good reason; instead, song and dance numbers come about organically and incorporate props that are already in the scene. A Louella Parsons-like radio interviewer Dora Bailey Madge Blake announces the arrivals of all the stars. Release Year: 1952 Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance Directors: Writers: Stars: , , Let's cut to the chase: When it comes to movie-musicals, there's Singin' in the Rain, and then there's everything else. Opening Image: Takes place at the premier of a movie. It was funny learning about the struggles of the early microphones and sound equipment. Generally, viewers only see the star-studded, fantasy world, and this film brings out the truth concerning the competition, the chaos, and the talent.
Fortunately, silent film audiences are unaware of Lina's horrible speaking voice, but it is difficult to keep her quiet and have Don make all the speeches. This is because Alex singing such a happy and random tune is him embracing his absurdity and not caring about what he is doing, in this case, raping a woman. When Kathy enters Lockwood's life, the emotions he starts feeling toward her become so overpowering that he becomes enamored by her discerning and honest personality. This cannot be said of most musical films I guess it can be said, depending on who's arguing it, but I digress. People were lining up at the cinema waiting to see actors that only acted in silent films. Cosmo: Yeah, Lina, you looked pretty good for a girl.