singin in the rain
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As a teenager, she had no dance experience. Yet she kept up with 40-year-old Gene Kelly in “Singin' in the Rain.”
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It's one thing for an orchestra to accompany a silent film. It is something else all together for an orchestra to accompany a sound film, let alone a musical. That's the challenge the San Francisco Symphony will face when the world renown orchestra accompanies the classic musical, Singin' in the Rain.
My father worked with a lot of famous people over the years, but this one was special. I can still hear him talking about it in our house in Queens, as soon as he got home from the airport.
Singin' In The Rain is certainly the funniest musical ever produced. Beyond the succession of peerless gags and zingers, the zany tone and breakneck pacing, the movie skewers all the hype and make-believe of Tinseltown, but does it with considerable affection.
Singin' in the Rain has a few pioneering touches, but it didn't profoundly change the way that musical films were made. In fact, it was one of the last of the great musicals. That might be the secret: it was simply the pinnacle of the genre.
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Debra Levine is a Los Angeles arts journalist blogging about dance, film, music on arts•meme. In September, Debra will co
But of course, you have seen it, even if you don't realize it. Donald O'Connor on "Singin' in the Rain" co-star Jean Hagen
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