Gene Kelly’s dancing is how normal people would move if normal people had an ideal combination of style, grace, strength, and self-assurance.

His Singin In The Rain is him alone on a movie set, and one awash with rain at that.
Nowhere to hide, and no-one else to detract the focus from him alone.
And yet, in a movie which is a series of stand-out set pieces linked by a self-deprecatingly slight narrative, this two minutes is elevates above the rest and lifts everything else up with it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: