Thursday, 6 November 2014

I ain't "people." I am a - "a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament."

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Pure cinema. 
Astounding dance sequences are married with good gags and a fun sense of time.
Set in the last days of silent cinema but perfectly, brilliantly a 50's 'technicolor musical treasure'.
Nothing perhaps hit the iconic heights of the title number, all joy and superb movement. But 'Good Morning' is a personal favourite using all three of the main cast in spectacular ways. And Make 'em Laugh is a knockout number. Any one of those could claim position as best of a decade of musicals let alone one film.
It suffers a touch from padding, a late (though excellently choreographed) bit is a little superflous but gives the thrill of seeeing the amazing Cyd Charise which is justification enough I guess.
I can't use enough superlatives for this film. 

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