Fit as a fiddle
My all time favourite movie is ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Of course, one could argue that, say, ‘The color purple’, ‘Schindler’s List’ or ‘Der Untergang’ were much more important to cinematographic history and the discussion of important social issues… But really, who cares?
I love the costumes, the good humor, the wonderful dancing (this movie is the sole reason that I started taking tap dancing lessons five years ago), the brilliant Jean Hagen, the beautiful Cyd Charisse, the sweet Debbie Reynolds, the handsome Gene Kelly and the truly adorable Donald O’Connor.
So, after buying the CD, DVD and sheet music, watching it a thousand times and seeing it twice on stage, I decided I needed to learn even more, and ordered Singin’ in the Rain: The making of an American masterpiece, by Earl J. Hess and Pratibha A. Dabholkar. A very detailed biography of the movie (I suspect it was someone’s PhD project) and probably not the easiest read… But I’m looking forward to it!
In other news, this Saturday we’ll be off to Canada, so things will be quiet for a while here. And in the end, I did manage to knit all the scarves… 😉