The fourth film in this very personal list of my All-Time Top 10 Films is the richly entertaining ‘Singin’ In The Rain‘.
A comedy. With tragic undertones. And songs. And dancing. And witty dialogue.
A film about films. Sortov.
And about the introduction of new technology. Sortov.
And about how the film studios foster the ‘star’ system. Sortov.
Singin’ In The Rain is all of these things. And yet, lurking below the surface, is one of the lightest RomComs I’ve ever seen.
Lightest, not ‘most insubstantial.
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I once sat in the departure lounge at Almeria airport and almost missed my flight back to the UK, I was so completely engrossed in watching this film on my laptop.
It is a classic.