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I pulled up this thread after searching for Singin' in the Rain, which I've probably seen a dozen times. Last night, though, I saw it for the first time: a. on a big screen and b. with my two-year-old daughter. Even with horrible digital projection, it was one of the best nights I've ever spent at the movies. I love MGM musicals, generally, and Gene Kelly is my favorite movie star, but Singin' in the Rain is just special.

The horrible digital projection is the reason I chose not to go see Singin' in the Rain. I could not justify the 12:50 price tag at the moment times 4. But I concur Darren that Singin' in the Rain is a special film. I too will watch anything with Gene Kelly who was one of the great American dancers and the greatest of film dancers.


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Thanks, Gina. I hadn't known of Kelly's religious background. A co-worker and I were just chatting during lunch about Singin' in the Rain and An American in Paris. I have a deeper fondness for the latter, even though the former is probably a better film (more "enjoyable," in a sense), because, as I was telling my co-worker, I saw An American in Paris in my "Intro to Film" class in 1989 and hadn't liked musicals before that point. The change in my viewpoint didn't "take" right away. I had to see the film again, later, and I think that may have been after I'd seen and fallen in love with The Red Shoes. Somewhere along the way I became a Kelly fan, a fan of An American in Paris, and last, a fan of Singin' in the Rain.

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On Saturday, I walked into my daughter's room singing "Good morning, good mooorning, we talked the whole night through" and she responded, "Good morning, good morning to you!" So clearly I'm doing this parenting thing right.

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Awesome.


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On Saturday, I walked into my daughter's room singing "Good morning, good mooorning, we talked the whole night through" and she responded, "Good morning, good morning to you!" So clearly I'm doing this parenting thing right.

Very, very awesome. When she starts dancing on top of the furniture, you'll really be doing it right. smile.png

When I was five or six, my parents actually let my younger sisters and I do that while we sang "Good Morning..."

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This thread seems like a reasonable place to put this link: McSweeney’s Explains Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


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