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.

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