Singin’ in the Rain
I’m hard-pressed to name any other musical second that higher encapsulates love’s delirious stupor than Gene Kelly singing within the rain. After Kathy (Debbie Reynolds) has kissed Don (Kelly) goodnight, she notes that the rain outside is “a touch heavier than usual.” “certainly?” he asks hazily. “From where I stand, the solar is shining all over the place.”
In certainly one of film records’s maximum iconic musical numbers, Kelly swings round a lamp publish, stomps across a puddle, and douses himself in gutter water, all with the dreamiest, toothiest smile possible. The romance between Don and Kathy is delightfully earned, as they to start with get off on the wrong foot; their meet-lovable entails Don jumping off a cable vehicle and landing in her convertible to be able to flee adoring enthusiasts. They proportion a mutual disdain for every other — Kathy sneers as Don’s unsophisticated film profession, while Don is skeptical of Kathy’s theatre credentials. by using the film’s quit, Don and Kathy, in a tuxedo and a lovable crimson tulle gown, respectively, are falling into each different’s arms and dueting their love for every different in front of an adoring target market: “You’ve opened heaven’s portal here in the world for this poor mortal / you are my fortunate big name.” It’s natural film magic.