Tuesday, March 12, 2013
discovering Gene Kelly
Did I mention that a couple of weeks ago I watched Singin' in the Rain for the first time? I LOVED it! Adored it. I realized that I had mixed up Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in my mind so really I had never seen Gene Kelly dance or sing before. I kept waiting for a guy looking like Fred Astaire to come on the screen and when he didn't I checked the cover of the DVD and realized my mistake. I could watch him sing and dance forever. What a joy! And, almost every day the Good Morning song gets stuck in my head. If I could really belt out songs I would and at home by myself I tried it out but, um, I'm not a belter :) I had borrowed the DVD from the library and it was a 2 disc set that had a bunch of bonus features so it was cool to watch interviews and choreographers discuss the greatness of the musical. And the easy-breeziness of it, love. It's so true that shows are just not made like that anymore.