Singing in the Rain
Singing in the Rain is an American comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen, and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood, and its transition from silent films to talking films. Throughout the movie, people could see many different elements that make the movie musical “Singing in the Rain” great. Because of the sound, especially the music, setting, costumes, make up, and the photography, this movie could receive a huge success during the 20th Century. The movie is set in 1927 and it takes a look at Hollywood’s reaction when the sound was first introduced and used into the film production industry. In the movie, the opening sequence began with Gene, Donald and Debbie dressed in yellow raincoat, singing and dancing the song “Singing in the Rain”. This scene was also used to advertise the movie. In my opinion, the director, Gene Kelly started the whole movie this way because it was a nice start to remind the audience of the wonderful scenes in the advertisement. Also the advertisement also gave the audience a good preview of the movie and plays an important role. Therefore, after seeing that scene again in the beginning of the movie, the audience might have a feeling that the movie was going to be really good and fun. The piano and drumbeats were in rhythm with him through the scene and made it more exciting. The opening sequence started out with the music that continued throughout the whole movie, which was one of the main themes. It definitely made an impact that will be lasting. In addition, the piano was accentuated. Without the sound, the scene was not as exciting as it should be. The whole story combines different elements together; it is dashing, smug but also romantic at the same time. The movie opens with Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont arriving to the premiere of one of their many silent movies. In the movie, Don Lockwood is the most famous star in...
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