Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain ★★★★★

Just wonderful! It’s sharp, witty, intelligent and stunningly beautiful. The colour is sumptuous, the choreography entrancing and Donald O’Connor steals the entire show.

The Broadway number is a tad drawn out (and is, musically, at the weaker end of the repertoire) but even that has fabulous dancing and creative visuals to go with it. There’s also a touch of elitism to the treatment of Lina, certain canonical views around her a person about be and sound are a tiny bit uncomfortable. But this is mostly counterbalanced by her wider characterisation - you’re mostly against her because she sucks (though is brilliantly played).

All in all, just masterful stuff.

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