Singin' in the Rain

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Jay, have you seen Chantal Ackerman's "Window Shopping"/"The 80s" movies?

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 10:05 (eighteen years ago) link

Maybe it was also called "Golden Eighties," Chris? I love that movie- very good example of the arty French, or to be precise, Belgian, take on the musical. Good cast too- Delphine Seyrig, Charles Denner along with some cute youngsters.

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 14:25 (eighteen years ago) link

No, haven't seen any of Chantal Ackerman's work, but it's been on my list (my long, long list...)

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 15:28 (eighteen years ago) link

but Donald O'Connor grates occasionally

but he FLIPS OFF A WALL!

ryan (ryan), Thursday, 20 January 2005 00:20 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Moses supposes erroneously!

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 8 March 2005 00:47 (seventeen years ago) link

That's the only song that didn't exist beforehand and was composed especially for the movie.

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 10 March 2005 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

but Donald O'Connor grates occasionally

It's strange--if I met him on the street I'd probably hit him with a stun baton until he stop breathing. But I loved him in this film.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Thursday, 10 March 2005 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

this film still brings the lols.

'of course we talk. don't everybody?' slow head turn by kelly, producer, and director.

moron oil (Gukbe), Monday, 28 December 2009 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Apparently her dubbed voice was actually her real voice.

the embed's too big without you (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 December 2009 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

the MGM musical for ppl who don't like actual great musicals

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

that'd be me.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 00:55 (thirteen years ago) link

hey morbs! so how are people that like this film ignorant of what makes the 'actual great' musicals great because of what this film lacks?

moron oil (Gukbe), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 02:09 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

E, I did not say NO interest in dancing!

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

one year passes...

best movie ever made

Davek (davek_00), Friday, 21 January 2011 01:11 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (five 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 (two years ago) link


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