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 Mainstage Management: "Singin' in the Rain"
Like the movie, the stage version of Singinin the Rain is about making movies; specifically, that tumultuous period when Hollywood was making the somewhat painful changeover from silent films to “talkies”.
An American tradition and the ultimate movie musical, SinginIn the Rain is without a doubt the one movie recognized throughout the world as an example of Hollywood at its best.
The famous “rain dance” number which has been indelibly imprinted in our collective conscience by Gene Kelly was kept in its entirety and is wonderfully recreated onstage with the help of an ingeniously designed “rain machine”.
www.mainstage-mgmt.com /shows/singin'/singing.html   (696 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: Singin' in the Rain
The Dueling Cavalier, Singin' in the Rain's movie within a movie, is as hammy and thick-headed as many of the 'Vagabond Lover' or 'Desert Song' type of operetta movies, where the actors stood like statues in silly costumes and sang overwrought ballads.
Singin' in the Rain is one of the most entertaining films ever made, and among all the Classics You Must See, it's the easiest one to watch again and again.
Singin' in the Rain's details for the transition to talkies are not far off the mark.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s605singin.html   (1347 words)

  
 "Singin' in the Rain"
The comic plot of "Singin' in the Rain" introduces a leading lady (Lina Lamont character) who posseses one of the most shrieky, nasal voices with a lower class New 'Yawk' accent.
To avoid the obvious failure of a film starring an actress with such an annoying voice, the film in the story is to be turned into a musical with another girl (Kathy Seldon character) dubbing the voice.
This results in the perfect solution...a successful film; that is, however, until the hoax is revealed.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/5136/52996   (498 words)

  
 Metroactive Movies 'Singin' in the Rain'
Singin' in the Rain is a comedy about the advent of sound film and the troubles it caused silent-movie actors, who had been talented pantomime artists but never elocutionists.
Like one of the first Hollywood movie musicals, The Broadway Melody (1929), Singin' in the Rain is a backstage story.
If the future of the movie musical is, essentially, in its past, what ought to be borrowed from Singing' in the Rain is its wised-up attitude toward the making of entertainment.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/12.05.02/singin-0249.html   (812 words)

  
 Film/Classic: Singin' in the Rain
The title song, "Singin' in the Rain," came from "Hollywood Review of 1929," and "You Were Meant For Me" came from "Broadway Melody of 1929," while "Beautiful Girl" was in "Going Hollywood," a 1933 movie with Bing Crosby.
Astaire, of course, was the better dancer, but the "Singin' In The Rain" sequence is perhaps the most beloved.
The studio head, played with gleeful authority by Millard Mitchell, is in a panic and in desperation accepts the suggestion of Lockwood that he and Cosmo turn the movie into a musical and dub Lamont's voice with Seldon's.
www.thecityreview.com /singin.html   (727 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Singinin the Rain is a movie about movies (even the romance is too Hollywood to be taken as anything but fiction) and the relevance and importance of the fantasies we see onscreen.
Singinin the Rain, surely the greatest musical ever made in my eyes, has been caught in many more such coincidences in my life that have salvaged me from black-and-gray states, and it always shines a light of optimism.
Singinin the Rain’s magic was a gorgeous mistake; it was just another Hollywood machine that wasn’t meant to be as timeless as it became.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Guild/9891/singinin.html   (1144 words)

  
 Film/Classic: Singin' in the Rain
The title song, "Singin' in the Rain," came from "Hollywood Review of 1929," and "You Were Meant For Me" came from "Broadway Melody of 1929," while "Beautiful Girl" was in "Going Hollywood," a 1933 movie with Bing Crosby.
This film, which ranked 10th in the 1998 American Film Institute list of the Top 100 Movies, is ranked 8th in Carter B. Horsley's Top 500 Sound Films and 45th in the Top 250 list of the Internet Movie Data Base as of December 27, 2000.
At the premiere of their latest film, they are interviewed by a gossip columnist and he recounts in flashback his early career with his friend Cosmo Brown, played by Donald O'Connor.
www.thecityreview.com /singin.html   (727 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain Movie: Singin' in the Rain DVD is available from Bestprices.com
Singin' in the Rain Movie: Singin' in the Rain DVD is available from Bestprices.com
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
Musical numbers glide from poignant ("The Broadway Ballet") to gleeful ("Singin' in the Rain"), with Gene Kelly lighting up the screen in scene after scene.
www.bestprices.com /cgi-bin/vlink/012569562127IE   (583 words)

  
 DVDFILE.COM: Ten Questions - Donald O'Connor
Now, as his most memorable film Singin' in the Rain is set for a 50th anniversary DVD release, the man trained by acrobats looks back on making the world's most famous movie musical.
Singin' in the Rain may be the world's most famous and most loved movie musical.
I think the funniest to me is when Gene was filming the main title song Singin' in the Rain out in the rain.
www.dvdfile.com /news/special_report/ten_questions/oconnor_donald/singinintherain   (741 words)

  
 Metroactive Movies 'Singin' in the Rain'
Singin' in the Rain is a comedy about the advent of sound film and the troubles it caused silent-movie actors, who had been talented pantomime artists but never elocutionists.
Like one of the first Hollywood movie musicals, The Broadway Melody (1929), Singin' in the Rain is a backstage story.
Singin' in the Rain has its cream-puff fantasy moments, such as the dream-sequence ballet near the end.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/12.05.02/singin-0249.html   (812 words)

  
 Singin in the Rain
Unlike most of the movie musicals of recent years, "Singin' in the Rain" was not based on a Broadway stage production; it worked the other way around, with a London and Broadway musical in the 1980s being based on the movie.
Singin' in the Rain is widely regarded as the most entertaining Hollywood film musical of all time adapted by Betty Comden and Adolf Green with songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.
Singin' in the Rain THIS PRODUCTION HAS NOW CLOSED Fifty years after its release, Singin' in the Rain is still one of the best-loved and celebrated musicals of all time.
www.londontheatreticketweb.co.uk /the_singinintherain.htm   (264 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly: Singin' In The Rain Lyrics by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown.
An American In Paris, this film was somewhat overlooked at the time (just two Oscar nominations to Paris’s eight, with no awards on the big night) but has since surpassed the earlier film to become widely hailed as one of the greatest movie musicals ever made, and certainly as Gene Kelly’s finest cinematic achievement.
As before, the songs are mostly pre-existing numbers – written in this case by producer Arthur Freed – and dusted off in order to be given the full song-and-dance treatment.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies3/SinginintheRain.htm   (993 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: Singin' in the Rain
The Dueling Cavalier, Singin' in the Rain's movie within a movie, is as hammy and thick-headed as many of the 'Vagabond Lover' or 'Desert Song' type of operetta movies, where the actors stood like statues in silly costumes and sang overwrought ballads.
Singin' in the Rain is one of the most entertaining films ever made, and among all the Classics You Must See, it's the easiest one to watch again and again.
Singin' in the Rain's details for the transition to talkies are not far off the mark.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s605singin.html   (1347 words)

  
 The DVD Journal Reviews : Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain was included in the National Film Registry in 1989, and ranks #10 on the American Film Institute's 1998 list of Greatest American Movies, #10 on AFI's 2000 list of the Funniest, as well as #16 on their 2002 Most Passionate list.
Not only is Singin' in the Rain a fine piece of work even for those who think they hate musicals, but I guarantee you this: There are guys out there who watched this movie for the first time with a date, found to their surprise that they liked it...
Only one of Singin' in the Rain's songs, "Moses Supposes," was original to the movie.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/s/singinintherain_se.shtml   (3024 words)

  
 channel4.com/film - Singin' In The Rain
Indeed, 'Singin' in the Rain' is the most well-known of the musical songs, hummed and quoted repeatedly in the decades following the film's 1952 release.
The latest Lockwood-Lamont movie, a stagy silent costume romance, seems destined for failure until Don and his best buddy and studio mentor Cosmo Brown (O'Connor) have the inspired idea to repackage the film as a musical.
Kelly plays silent movie star Don Lockwood, partner to the shallow, bitchy Lina Lamont (Hagen).
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=108362   (292 words)

  
 Review: Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain was produced during the height of the movie musical era, well after the genre had become established, but more than a decade before it began to run out of steam.
Although Singin' in the Rain is a lighthearted effort, it recalls genuine issues that arose in Hollywood during the late '20s, when many stars greatly feared the arrival of talking movies.
Singin' in the Rain takes us back to the late 1920s, when the film industry was abandoning silent films in favor of talkies.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/s/singin_rain.html   (1883 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain
SinginIn The Rain's plot borrows a great deal from its predecessor.
From the motion picture "Singin' In The Rain".
An American In Paris, this film was somewhat overlooked at the time (just two Oscar nominations to Paris’s eight, with no awards on the big night) but has since surpassed the earlier film to become widely hailed as one of the greatest movie musicals ever made, and certainly as Gene Kelly’s finest cinematic achievement.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies3/SinginintheRain.htm   (993 words)

  
 The DVD Journal Reviews : Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain was included in the National Film Registry in 1989, and ranks #10 on the American Film Institute's 1998 list of Greatest American Movies, #10 on AFI's 2000 list of the Funniest, as well as #16 on their 2002 Most Passionate list.
Not only is Singin' in the Rain a fine piece of work even for those who think they hate musicals, but I guarantee you this: There are guys out there who watched this movie for the first time with a date, found to their surprise that they liked it...
Singin' in the Rain opened in '52 to stellar reviews.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/s/singinintherain_se.shtml   (3018 words)

  
  Singinin the Rain
Jesse Zunser feels that Singinin the Rain is poking fun of old 1928 movies.
Singinin the Rain’s spectacular cast made the movie a great success.
Singinin the Rain was the role of a lifetime and many viewers felt that his work went under from here.
www.fredonia.edu /department/english/shokoff/Singrain.htm   (2897 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain by William Shriver interprets the film as a satire on the movie audience
Singin' in the Rain was profitable for MGM in 1952, and has been ranked as one of the greatest musical films of all time.
Singin' in the Rain was first conceived as a "catalogue" picture by Arthur Freed for MGM in 1949.
history.acusd.edu /gen/filmnotes/singin.html   (1271 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Singin' in the Rain at Epinions.com
Singin' in the Rain is the title song of the movie, and one of the numbers for which Gene Kelley is most known.
"Singin' in the Rain" appeared in one of the first "talkies", but with a completely different delivery that is quite amusing to watch now.
Singin' in the Rain is a thoroughly enjoyable film that holds up over time.
www.epinions.com /content_86613790340   (1154 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain is about our obsession with celebrity, and the extent to which we will go to obtain it, be near it, and retain it.
Singin' in the Rain is a bunch of people having a party, and they invited you.
Singin' in the Rain was first performed in "Hollywood Revue of 1929" by Cliff Edwards.
www.scoopy.com /singinintherain.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Review: Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain was produced during the height of the movie musical era, well after the genre had become established, but more than a decade before it began to run out of steam.
Although Singin' in the Rain is a lighthearted effort, it recalls genuine issues that arose in Hollywood during the late '20s, when many stars greatly feared the arrival of talking movies.
Of the 14 tunes used in Singin' in the Rain, 11 (including the title song) were Freed/Brown co-creations from movies released between 1929 and 1939.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/s/singin_rain.html   (1883 words)

  
 Singin' in the Rain
"There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years."
"Singin' in the Rain (1952) is one of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time from MGM, before a mass exodus to filmed adaptations of"
Singin' in the Rain fansites created by RT users
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/singin_in_the_rain   (828 words)

  
 Singinin the Rain Film Review - Time Out Film
Singinin the Rain Film Review - Time Out Film
Is there a film clip more often shown than the title number of this most astoundingly popular musical?
The rest of the movie is great too.
www.timeout.com /film/74708.html   (115 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - singin in the rain, DVDs, CDs, Videos VHS PAL UK items at low prices
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 The 5th Avenue Theatre - Singin' in the Rain
Based on one of the most popular movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain will have you dancing in the streets.
Singin' in the Rain is packed with brilliant dance numbers and superb tunes including Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes, Good Mornin', You Are My Lucky Star and the splashy title song — accompanied by a full rainstorm on stage.
Including reviews and other Singin' in the Rain features.
www.5thavenuetheatre.org /main_sr05.shtml   (246 words)

  
 Movie Database - tvguide.com
Very likely the greatest musical MGM or anyone else ever produced, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN has everything--great songs, great dances, a wonderful, nostalgic story, and a dependable cast, although we're beginning to find Kelly and O'Connor a trifle overanimated in scenes they needn't be (butthen whenever we see the talented yet obsequious Mr.
Betty Comden (suggested by the song "Singin' in the Rain")
His tour de force dance to the classic title song (which first appeared in HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929) alone makes the film a must-see; bounding through a rain-clogged street, swinging around a lamppost, splashing and jumping in joy over having fallen in love with Kathy, he creates one of the cinema's most unforgettable moments.
online.tvguide.com /movies/database/Movie-Review.asp?MI=20497   (397 words)

  
 "Singin' in the Rain" Lyrics quiz -- free game
The main song of the movie, "Singing in the Rain", sung and performed by Gene Kelly, fill in the Blank: "I'm singing in the rain.
Also from the title song, "Singin' in the Rain", fill in the blank: "Let the stormy clouds chase.
In the song "You Were Meant For Me" sung and performed by Gene Kelly, what fills the blank in these opening lyrics: "Life was a song, you came along.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=98608&origin=   (704 words)

  
 "Singin' in the Rain"
Although actually a 'made for movie' musical rather than a stage musical, "Singin' in the Rain" certainly earns a place in my tribute to the classic musical.
The comic plot of "Singin' in the Rain" introduces a leading lady (Lina Lamont character) who posseses one of the most shrieky, nasal voices with a lower class New 'Yawk' accent.
Canadian figure skater, Kurt Browning, skated a version of the "Singin' in the Rain" musical number with surprisingly entertaining results in a television special on CBC tv.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/5136/52996   (489 words)

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