Singin In The Rain

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After only being a slight hit when first released in 1952, Singin’ in the Rain became a major success with audiences and critics everywhere. It is regarded as the best musical of the decade and one of the greatest American films of all time. According to AFI’S 25 greatest musicals of all time Singin’ in the Rain sits atop, and is considered to be the greatest of all time. Singin’ in the Rain is a film based on Hollywood’s transitional time period from the silent film era to sound. The film points out actual problems films faced during this time, such as microphone placement to actors and actress all of a sudden needing actual voices. This musical stared a trio of talented actors, singers, and dancers Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor who brought this musical comedy to life. Only two original songs were composed for this film the rest were recycled. Nacio Herb Brown composed the music in this film with songs he and the…show more content…
The role of music in this scene and much of the whole movie music is used to express characters emotions and ideas that tie into the overall plot of the film. In the scene Don and Kathy say goodnight to each other, moments later Don is overcome with the feeling of love that he begins the musical number. Expressing his love for Kathy through song and dance is the role music takes to further advance the connection he feels towards her. The song is a mellow upbeat tune that is played by an orchestra that is very light sounding, and is very popular sounding as well. The song features a mixture of strings, brass, and woodwind instruments in this one piece of music. This piece of music became popular and still continues to be because of its catchy tune and lyrics. Using music to express emotion of the characters is very important to musicals because much of the art form is based on the ability to do just

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