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Singin' in the Rain Film Summary & Analysis

Stanley Donen
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Themes

Revealing the "Real" Hollywood

Singin' in the Rain is all about the true Hollywood life. Generally, viewers only see the star-studded, fantasy world, and this film brings out the truth concerning the competition, the chaos, and the talent.

Unlike most films trying reveal Hollywood, however, Singin' in the Rain does it in a lighthearted manner. Instead of using hatred, suspense, and murder, Singin' in the Rain uses bad voices, bad shows, and funny song and dance numbers. We see the real Hollywood, while laughing and being entertained.

Hollywood shows itself to be a jealous and backbiting industry in this film, while at the same time, ridiculously concerned with itself. Don and Lina live in their isolated world of adoring fans and magazine interviews, and until their almost-failure, they had little understanding of the life outside the studio.

True Life and Love

During this movie, we...

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