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    Within the musical film genre, the use of music is essential to the film narrative and plot structure. Many of the classic musicals, like Singin’ in the Rain, use this use of musical numbers to not only further the plot but also the individual character narrative. With this integration of music, these musicals are typically referred to as integrated musicals. This integration is usually expressed through a scene within a scene setting (ie. Make em’ Laugh sequence in Singin’ in the Rain) Pennies From Heaven (1981) or through seemingly random outbursts of song and dance that adds energy, spontaneity, and alluding to the myth that this is a normal occurrence in real life that the musicals are trying to depict (ie. Singin’ in the Rain sequence…

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    paper I am going to focus on the movie Singin’ in the Rain and incorporate a quote from the reading stating “From the very beginning of Singin’ in the Rain, the technology responsible for sound reproduction—technology that is usually hidden—is displayed” (Reader, 182). The clip from the film I am going to discuss and analyze is the opening scene of a premiere for Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont. I am going to discuss everything leading up to their arrival. The scene starts off with a big shot of…

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    The iconic work of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, the directors of Singin’ in the Rain, has last for over 60 years. Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and released in April of 1952, Singin’ in the Rain showcases the talents of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. This musical motion picture provides a comedic take on the transition that occurred in the 1920s when motion pictures switched from silent films to talking motion pictures. This transition was hard for some actors and…

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    I’m going to start off by saying Singin’ in the Rain is hands down one of my favorite musicals and that my opinion of this film is probably highly biased. Singin’ in the Rain is a classic movie that has a great appeal and I think one way the film achieves greatness is through its effective use of color. It’s not an overly vibrant film but the use of bright colors throughout the film emphasizes the glamour of Hollywood, which is a large component of this film. The colors also add a dreamlike…

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    The musical Singin’ In The Rain was an enjoyable experience that had myself laughing and following along with the classical music hits. Being completely honest, I’m not a person who would go to a musical on my own freewill, plays just never had my interest. I remember as a kid, my best friend was into musical movies, so had to sit through Chicago and even Singin’ In The Rain and pretended to like them. However, viewing this musical in college with young students as the actors it seemed more…

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    I will be discussing the aspects of development from a historical perspective of the film and television industry. To help achieve this I will be focusing on musical genre in Hollywood by analysing the following clip shown of ‘Singin’ in the rain: Good Morning’. This clip shows how the musical conforms by having general conventions of the genre and also shows the development of Hollywood musicals and it’s importance to genre in a particular time period. Musicals had become an essential to…

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    of a film course I would choose the film Singin’ in the Rain as an excellent and important film for my students to view. Singin’ in the Rain was produced in 1952 and was directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. The film is a musical set in the late 1920s when films begin to transfer from silent to sound. The film has amazing visual effects especially for its time, with bright colors, flashy costumes, extravagant stages, and wonderful lighting effects. The film contains an excellent variety of…

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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…

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    Examining Individuality in Literature and Films Alex Grey once said: “In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.” Over the years, this has progressively become clearer as the pressure to conform to society continues to create trouble and anxiety to any who attempt to be true to themselves and to those who are forced to hide behind a front. The Taming of the Shrew and Singin’ in the Rain both examine how the roles that society places us in makes it…

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    Examining Individuality in Literature and Films Alex Grey once said: “In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.” Over the years, this has progressively become clearer as the pressure to conform to society continues to create trouble and anxiety to any who attempt to be true to themselves and to those who are forced to hide behind a front. The Taming of the Shrew and Singin’ in the Rain both examine how the roles that society places us in makes it…

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