Singin’ in the Rain: The Best Movie Musical

Taking place at the start of the talking picture era, Singin’ in the Rain will go down in cinema history as the best movie musical of all-time. The late 1920s was an interesting time for the motion picture business.  Silent pictures were all the rave but things changed when Warner Brothers premiered The Jazz Singer.  Producing a movie musical about this era in time is a genius move on Arthur Freed’s part.  While many executives…

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Charade: A Hitchcock-Esque Film

Charade is able to successfully transcend the romance, comedy, and suspense thriller genres because of the cast, screenplay, and score. I’m spending my Saturday night by honoring the memory of one of the last filmmakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  The filmmaker is Stanley Donen and while he gave us Singin’ in the Rain, one can’t go wrong with Charade.  To say that they don’t make films like these anymore certainly would not be an understatement. …

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