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Singin' in the Rain Film Summary & Analysis

Stanley Donen
This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Singin' in the Rain.
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Motifs

Truth versus Pretend

Throughout Singin' in the Rain, the story is told using the differences between truth versus pretend. Like we all know, Hollywood is all about pretending and creating false worlds for the entertainment of others. Sometimes, though, truth and pretend become confused, not only in film, but in life as well.

One very basic example of the truth versus pretend idea is Lina's voice. Because Lina is beautiful on the screen and has become a major star, audiences expect her to have a beautiful voice as well. They don't even realize that they have never heard her speak in her years of performing.

Also, when Don must create a mood in order to tell Kathy about his feelings, we see that even their lives have to have an element of pretend for them to tell the truth. Don can no longer imagine a...

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