Singin' in the Rain

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I'll get back to you when I deconstruct that.

The comedy is OK, the plot is silly and the songs are warmed over. It's very good, but not a patch on V Minnelli's best.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:12 (eleven years ago) link

oh, the dancing's great obv -- the component of musicals that least interests me.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

You're acquainted with musicals with un-silly plots?

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

well it's not TRANSCENDENTLY silly! like say, Love Me Tonight.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:16 (eleven years ago) link

I wouldn't call Meet Me in St. Louis a silly plot.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:17 (eleven years ago) link

dancing's great obv -- the component of musicals that least interests me

I'm not afraid to say if you have no interest in dancing, you are automatically less qualified to judge musicals.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:59 (eleven years ago) link

You're acquainted with musicals with un-silly plots?

Yup.

High, Wide, and Handsome
Hallelujah I'm A Bum!
Les chansons d'amour
(2007)
Cheryomushki (Cherry Town)
Dancer in the Dark
West Side Story
The Pajama Game
(stfu)

And that's to leave out backstage musicals and Bollywood (which kinda sorta doesn't count). I'd include these under 'silly' but most would disagree:

All That Jazz
Pennies From Heaven

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 3 January 2010 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

E, I did not say NO interest in dancing!

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 January 2010 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

best movie ever made

Davek (davek_00), Friday, 21 January 2011 01:11 (ten years ago) link

damn near it

Only issues i have with it echo morbs- o'connor a little irksome at times, kelly's autosmile, and the moses song is awful.

Everything else is perfect.

Achillean Heel (darraghmac), Friday, 21 January 2011 11:16 (ten years ago) link

six years pass...

@NickPinkerton
There's no more chilling study of obsessive-compulsive self-destructive behavior in cinema than Donald O'Connor's 'Make 'Em Laugh' number.

While destroying his body, he merrily relates how this sickness has been transmitted to him through generations (father, grandfather).

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:07 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

An anarchist watches singing in the rain

Then a cop turns up and ruins it.

— Restive Season (@MediocreDave) December 25, 2020

xyzzzz__, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:27 (eleven months ago) link


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