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singin DQ - Liza Tucker FMS 200 2/15/08 Week 5 DQ 1....

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Liza Tucker FMS 200 2/15/08 Week 5 DQ 1. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) came out with a bang, earning one positive review after another. Initially described as “[rippling] and [splashing] with the cheeriness of an April shower” (Crowther), the groundbreaking film musical has a ball making fun of the pretentiousness of the early musicals and the “blithe hypocrisy of Hollywood” (Crowther). The success of the film has continued since its release in 1952, earning Academy Awards nominations as well as winning the Golden Globe award for best picture in 1953. Upon first release Singin’ in the Rain was compared to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but rather a West Coast Hollywood version (Scheuer). 2. The breakthrough musical Singin’ in the Rain (1952) displays many of the ways in which the early film studios dealt with the new problems posed by the industries sudden and confusing conversion to sound in the late 1920s. The film comedically shows the studio’s efforts to firstly teach the ditsy Lina Lamont how to speak into a microphone. They put the microphone in a bush and then her dress.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course FMS 200 taught by Professor Rubinoff during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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