Analysis Of ' The Rain ( 1952 ) Directed By Gene Kelly And Stanley Donen

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen is one of Hollywood’s most famous musicals. As a big fan of musicals, it’s surprising that I have never seen this infamous film. I had preconceived notions about what it would be like and I thought that I wouldn’t enjoy it. However, the movie was nothing like that I thought it would be and I enjoyed the “behind the scenes” style of film that the director used to show the transition between silent films to talkie. Due to this style of film, many Hollywood traditions are still in use today. The way that this film was composed seems very backwards which caused a lot of problems when the music, which was already created, didn’t fit into the storyline perfectly. This caused some disconnected scenes that could have easily been removed. Overall, I’m glad that I watched this Hollywood classic. It has caused me to rethink some of the films that I have avoided due to an uninformed opinion I formed.
The first Hollywood convention that is still present in our culture today appeared in the first scene of the movie when Don and ¬¬¬¬¬Lina get out of a fancy car and walk up an ostentatiously red carpet for the premier of a film they are featured in. This carpet makes Don and Lina look mystical as they stand out in their shimmering black and white outfits. Today, red carpets are still used to make actors appear as royalty when they show up for a premier. The carpet still evokes the same, crazy emotions in fans that want to…

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