Sunday, 26 February 2012

AFI 100 Movies #10 Singin' In The Rain (1952)

I must confess, I have been putting off watching the musicals in the AFI 100 list, as I'm not really a fan of the genre.

In this film's favour, there's a lot of humour, and the dance routines are nothing short of spectacular.

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds are all very likeable in their roles, and Jean Hagen is very good as the squeaky voiced drama queen Lina.

My personal highlights are the routine for the title song, and the drop dead gorgeous Cyd Charisse in the  Broadway Melody section.

I'm still not sold on musical films, but this is one of the better ones that I've seen.

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