Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday Music: Singing In The Rain

Apropos of yesterday's weather here, and just because it's always in season, the titular song (and dance!) from the movie, from the unquestioned greatest dance sequence ever captured on film. Kelly was 40 when he did this, and had been choreographing his own dances (and everyone else's he worked with) for nearly twenty years. He also directed the lighting and camera work, because he could, and this scene became the pinnacle of his career when he was at the peak of the genre and his own talent (despite doing the entire sequence while suffering from pneumonia). I've got a few years on him, but on my bucket list is still to do this entire scene right once before I die, just to prove I can. For those of you less participatory, enjoy the clip, and the tune.


J. said...

Not sure if this is up your alley, but its some amazing editing and an excellent showcase of some amazing old-time dance moves:

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Agreed Aesop. I am not overly familiar with the entire genre, but this is the most iconic dance routine and scene ever.

elysianfield said...

Well, if not able to do the Gene Kelley version, at least the Roddy McDowell version is possible?