It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where we recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, our work experience student Mimi Franes has selected a personal favourite: Singin’ in the Rain.
Singin’ in the Rain is one of the all-time great American musical rom-coms.
This 1952 MGM production is set in the 1920s and stars the beloved Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood, an upbeat, dashing actor with a deep passion for music, dance and film. Don starts off as a silent film actor but in an effort to incorporate music and singing into his performances, he releases a “talkie” film alongside Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), another famous actor who Don is, to say the least, not very fond of. Don soon meets Kathy (Debbie Reynolds), a talented actress, singer and dancer with similar aspirations. Although they don’t hit it off right away, they soon realise they were meant for each other.
Four reasons why Singin’ in the Rain rocks:
1. The acting, singing and dancing is simply excellent!
2. Iconic songs that are still played today.
3. Make ’em laugh!
4. It explores the transition from silent films to talkies.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.