#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures’ biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental’s head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn’t until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don’s best friend, gets hired as Monumental’s ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy’s relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is Lina, who will do anything to ensure she also makes the successful leap into talking pictures, despite her own inabilities and at anyone and everyone else’s expense if they get in her way, especially Kathy as Don’s off screen girlfriend and possibly his new talking picture leading lady.
Plot: In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
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I’m clearly in the major, major minority. Honestly though, I didn’t enjoy this.
It’s certainly worth noting musicals are probably my least favourite genre, but I’m still more than capable of finding entertainment with them – e.g. ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and others.
‘Singin’ in the Rain’, however, simply didn’t connect with me. There’s one, maybe two, good songs that I had already heard, while Gene Kelly (Don) is solid fun in the lead role. The premise, minus the music, is actually very interesting, what with the silent film transition era. Given it’s a musical, though, they don’t delve as deep into that as I wanted.
None of the songs, aside from the previously alluded to “Singin’ in the Rain”, landed well with me, I kinda found them a chore to sit through to be frank. Elsewhere on the cast, aside from Kelly, I found Debbie Reynolds (Kathy) alright but Donald O’Connor (Cosmo) a little irritating – he tries too hard, for my liking. Jean Hagen (Lina) is likewise a tad annoying, though that’s intentional with her to be fair.
I will acknowledge that the film, aesthetically, looks excellent. I wish I liked it more overall, but I just didn’t. Do feel free to ignore me!
I’m happy again!
Singing In The Rain is to me the greatest musical ever made, sure many others push it close, The Wizard Of Oz for one will always be a 10/10 movie in my opinion, but Singing In The Rain is a film that has no flaws, it is a perfect movie.
Don Lockwood is a star of silent movies but his life is boring, then talking movies arrive and with them he eyes an opportunity to greatly improve his life. A chance encounter with dancer Kathy Selden will further shape his destiny, and along with best pal and partner Cosmo Brown, their respective fortunes will hopefully dovetail towards fulfillment.
Where do you start? The film is a homage to happiness, be it film making or love, or friendships and honour, the film is pure and simply joyous from the first reel to the triumphant last shot. Featuring stunning choreography, Singing In The Rain doesn’t cop out by merely having characters plodding thru a script and then bursting into song occasionally, each song furthers the characters and fleshes out the story unfolding to keep the plot lines tight and crucially, important.
Make ‘Em Laugh, Good Morning, and Singing In The Rain are just some of the brilliant songs and dance routines on show here, with the latter a now legendary piece of cinematic history that speaks volumes for the joyous nature of the film, whilst the finale sequence of the ‘Broadway Ballet’ is magic & elegance personified. The cast are uniformly excellent, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor & Debbie Reynolds interplay together like they were hatched from the same egg, and the joint direction from Stanley Donen (along with Kelly) is seamless.
Full of hat tipping and self-referencing winks, Singing In The Rain regularly hits the top ten lists of critics and movie fans alike, so lets not beat around the bush about it…it flipping well deserves it. 10/10 in every respect.
Not only a great musical,a great movie
One thing I noticed in reading the comments of this movie is that nobody recognized the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Without their screenplay the movie does not get made. It is a great script that was made better by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donens’ fluid direction. Everything in this movie glides effortlessly. Throw in dancing by Donald O’connor, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and of course Gene Kelly, Great songs and the willingness of producer Arthur Freed to let the creative people to do their thing and you have a classic.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
Director Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Writer Betty Comden (story by), Adolph Green (story by)
Actors Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color by)
Film Length 1,127 m (Sweden, 16 mm), 2,810 m (Sweden, 35 mm), 2,812.7 m (12 reels), 2,815 m (1952) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 16 mm, Super 8mm (full length and digest version in two parts), 35 mm