The song follows a man describing all of the latest fashions for a modern woman as we see each of these outfits modeled by woman in dioramas to showcase the fashion as it would be worn in the world. Clearly this sequence in particular is communicating the end all, be all of a woman’s life is her wedding. Kelly sloshed through it all, but, as with "Good Morning," the dancing sound effects had to be punched up later.17. The part went instead to her Broadway understudy, Jean Hagen.7. Screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who came up with the idea of building a plot around Freed and Brown's songs that addressed the tumultuous transition from silence to sound in Hollywood, also wrote the movie's only two new tunes, "Moses Supposes" and "Make 'Em Laugh" -- though the melody for the latter sounds suspiciously like that of "Be a Clown," a Cole Porter song from Kelly's "The Pirate.". Each of the women is frozen in place, to mimic a lifeless, soulless, mannequin, with varying degrees of success in not fidgeting. He managed to film the whole number in one day, but the shoot left the four-pack-a-day smoker so out-of-breath, and the soundstage's concrete floors left his joints in such pain, that he had to rest for three days before returning to work. She is able to keep up with Don and his buddy Cosmo (Donald O’Connor), but she never veers into becoming “one of the guys” by sacrificing her femininity just to match them in comedic timing. Sounds of dancers splashing their feet in water-filled buckets were provided by the movie's uncredited assistant choreographers, future musical stars Carol Haney and Gwen Verdon. The title of this song, crooned by a matinee idol, is just the beginning of my issues with it. At the time, the movie was considered a lesser achievement to Kelly's ambitious "An American in Paris," which won Best Picture the year before. What can I do When the audience clamors for Lina to sing live, Don, Cosmo and R.F. Shes stylish, shes chic and she also is smart. Gaia Gozzi; Here's the Hollywood Reporter's original 1952 review of the movie, Lesser Known Indie/Cult Movies from 1987-1997, Visually gorgeous movies that don't overuse closeups.

The worst of which is the “Beautiful Girls” number. I'm familiar with Ziegfeld Follies, but are you saying these numbers would be integrated into full-length musicals or shown separately as standalone pieces in theaters? plot element and as a bit of metatextual fun if you think too much about it. For his part, Kelly recognized what a stern disciplinarian he'd been and praised Reynolds for coming through in the end. If you look at films like, Love this question about one of my favorite movies! Beautiful girl What a gorgeous creature This scene always made me believe a little more in the possible reality of that number from Singin' in the Rain. ", 10. And you'll never dream the things that you could hide within these sleeves. "Every so often he would yell at me and make me cry," Reynolds recalled. Yet it was Reynolds who was lip-synching. That were meant to be kissed I featured her before, in lots of nightclub shows.

The worst of which is the “Beautiful Girls” number. 14.

A string of pearls with a suit of tweed, it started quite a riot. Another odd bit about this number is that it makes no sense in black and white, or less sense-- for example that line about dyeing fur for the Opera. My heart cries And youll knockem dead at dinner if your gown just drips with fringe. Comprised of slapstick gags O'Connor had performed during his vaudeville days, it famously climaxed with O'Connor running up a wall and doing a backflip. note . There may be blondes and brunettes That are hard to resist Youll never guess what loud applausse this cunning hat receives, In-universe viewers of that bit, however it's packaged or incorporated into a film, would be seeing it that way. She is clearly pained by the decision, which is refreshing to see. And in summer time its organdy, thatll keep you fresh and cool. Years later, Reynolds would famously say that "Singin' in the Rain" and childbirth were the hardest experiences of her life.11. Even within the context of a film released in 1952, but portraying the invention of the talking pictures in 1927, it has some nearly inexcusable moments. The scene is there so that Kathy is found again and can reunite with Don. She'd be good as Zelda's sister. Of all that lies, under the big blue skies Her very next movie role was the lead opposite Astaire in Comden and Green's "The Band Wagon."21. Most notoriously, Reynolds bloodied her feet tap dancing for 15 hours to film the "Good Morning" number and had to be carried off the set. Indeed, the movie originated as a way to exploit the back catalog of songs that Freed and partner Nacio Herb Brown had written for various MGM movies between 1929 and 1939.3. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Beautiful girl, youre my queen of fashion The role of the hilariously annoying diva Lina Lamont was written with Judy Holliday in mind; she'd been a performing partner of Comden and Green's back in New York before finding fame on Broadway and in Hollywood via "Born Yesterday." Had he not prioritized her career, their relationship would be ultimately doomed. 12. Beautiful girl You're a gorgeous mixture 27 Best Ever Songs From Movie Soundtracks, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS, Match These Taylor Swift Songs to Her Ex-Boyfriends. Read on to learn how "Singin'" overcame its grueling production history to become one of the most beloved films of all-time.1. Beautiful girl, you’re a lovely picture Beautiful girl, you’re a gorgeous mixture Of all that lies, under the big blue skies My heart cries... Beautiful girl, you're a dazzling eyeful Beautiful girl, I could never trifle, If I had you, you'd be my dream come true. Kelly proved a brutal taskmaster.

18. So you're watching Hagen dub Reynolds dubbing Hagen.19. And you'll want to be well dressed. improvise and get Lina to lip-synch while Kathy sings into a second microphone while hidden behind the curtain. Im in a whirl, over my beautiful girl. After that there is no more soaring musical numbers, and no more fancy outfits to be had. And it seems no matter what else is thrown at her, she remains herself. Kelly wasn't even the first choice to play Don Lockwood. For lounging in her boudoir, this simple plain pajama. This odd, and utterly fabricated world, is always both the complete antithesis, and the perfect compliment to the grimy underbelly of film in which I typically dwell. I was introduced to this film by my then-girlfriend about a year ago, and I have to admit that it has done a lot in changing my position on the classic cinematic musicals. In the end, Don and Cosmo expose Lina for what she is, and Kathy’s career and love life are saved.

Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. number is supposed to show how Lina lip-synchs while Kathy's voice is dubbed for hers. August 7, 2018 12:19 PM Subscribe The montage of musical numbers exploding after the advent of talking pictures in Singin' in the Rain culminates in the "Beautiful Girl" number, a lavish song and dance routine interrupted by a tableau vivant plus voiceover of several chic fashions.

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