Nakea is on record as an avowed hater of musicals, but can even her cold heart resist the infectious charms of Singin' in the Rain (1952)?
Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's light-hearted spoof of the Golden Age of Hollywood features great comedic performances, classic ear-worm songs, and dazzling dance numbers, but that just makes it the ultimate triple-threat to The Unenthusiastic Critic.
Join us as we talk the whole night through about Nakea's first viewing of the most beloved movie musical of all-time, and let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place.
0:00: Prologue: from Singin' in the Rain (1952)
0:40: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion
16:34: Interlude: Original Trailer for Singin' in the Rain
18:20: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion
45:01: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Movie Reviewed: Singin' in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, MGM, 1952)
—Links and Resources: "Great Movies" Review by Roger Ebert at rogerebert.com; AFI 100 Years...100 Movies and AFI 100 Years of Musicals at afi.com; "Top 50 Films for Children Up to the Age of 14," BFI.org.uk; Rotten Tomatoes page for Singin' in the Rain; Review on timeout.com; Review by Bosley Crowther, NY Times; Review by Mark Bourne at Film.com.
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