She feels worse for reacting the way she did. Elated, they see the sun coming up and realize they've been up all night Good Mornin'. Simpson realizes that the picture doesn't have a production number. As soon as Kathy finishes singing, Don enters applauding wildly. Lina insists that Kathy sing behind the curtain for her, and to Kathy's shock Don supports Lina's idea.
The image of him swinging from a lamppost in the rain, delighted at falling in love, is one of the great images in film history. Simpson gives a demonstration of the new talking pictures. A struggling performer who is able to actually sing, dance, and act. Not only is Lina determined to hold onto her fame, but also to prevent Kathy from achieving fame herself. Monumental Pictures will be making movie musicals, while making motion picture history.
Cooper's choreography was nominated for the 2004 Critic's Circle National Dance award. The studio's future depends on this picture; he must make sure that it is a success! With a vintage score and book - and that torrential dance number - Singin' In the Rain is 24 carat classic entertainment. Don is disillusioned by the shallowness of fame, as his on-screen love interest, Lina Lamont bores and annoys him. Richard Dyer feels that critical stances which champion this form recapitulate the dominant ideology. The audience is shocked to hear her real voice - they demand a song. The preview of the movie is a disaster: the dialogue is trite, Lina's voice is awful and so is the sound quality. They snuck into movie theatres to watch B-movie shows such as The Dangers of Drucilla a rip-off.
You do what you always did - you just add talking to it. Based on a catalogue of songs written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown during the late 1920s and early 1930s, the film spoofed the turmoils of the transition from silent to sound film. Articles: Jablonski, Edward, in Films in Review New York , April 1952. He realizes that he needs the proper setting to create the proper mood. . As they make their way through a deserted soundstage to the studio commissary, Don assures Kathy that everything about Lina and him in the fan magazines is nothing more than sheer publicity.
As far as music and songs are concerned, they are truly beautiful and some of them are in the ear. Many of these mistakes can be fixed in the studio. Kelly, ever the perfectionist, found a way to include a now legendary extended-fantasy dance number with. Don's best friend, Cosmo Brown Donald O'Connor , comes up with the idea to overdub Lina's voice with Kathy's and they persuade R. They come to love her almost as much as Don does.
Lina is very upset and goes off to find Simpson. While the public imagines her to be a refined lady, she is anything but, and her image is maintained only by the mystery of silent films. While watching the film, the viewer is able to get caught up in this love story. The film stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen, who bring to life a love triangle that supports the entire film. Scene 5: The Coconut Grove party after the premiere.
In the wings, Simpson, Don, and Cosmo raise the curtain to reveal Kathy singing. Suddenly, there is a roar from the crowd as a limo pulls up. Pretty soon ideas are flying around, and Don is happy once again, ready to take on the challenge. He always shows up to lend some much needed comic relief to any event. In classic Hollywood films the viewers were to be entertained, and this film allows for entertainment.
Also, she wants Kathy to dub her voice forever, effectively ruining Kathy's showbiz career. Singin' in the Rain From left to right Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Gene Kelly on a lobby card for Singin' in the Rain 1952 , directed by Stanley Donen and Kelly. Scene 2: Monumental Pictures' recording studio. The first limousines pull up at the show with lesser stars and their escorts, as fans cheer, anticipating the arrival of the major stars. They will make the movie into a musical, and they'll do it in six weeks! Then the men raise the curtain, exposing Lina as a fraud.
The film's screenplay, suggested by the song Singin' in the Rain that was written by Freed and Brown, was scripted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green who also wrote On the Town 1949. Altman, Rick, editor, Genre: The Musical , London, 1981. Scene 13: A street near Kathy's house. Kathy assures him that it'll only be for one picture, and she'd be happy to help. After an all-night brainstorming session, Don, Kathy, and Don's best friend, Cosmo , decide to turn the production into a musical, dubbing Kathy's voice for Lina's. Am I dumb or somethin'? And Kathy seems pure-hearted, but in her first scene with Don, she says mean things and hurts his feelings.