Monthly Archives: September 2011

Singing in the Rain’s most Famous Scene

A dark rainy night surrounds two characters as they kiss goodnight in the doorway of a city apartment. He leaves optimistic and cheerful as he dances through the adverse weather and singing an upbeat song through the water. The song … Continue reading

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The Tough Times of Modern Times

Comedies have long been a staple of the American cinema. Few stars of the cinema are as well known or as influential as Charlie Chaplin, whose name is synonymous with the comedies from the silent film era. While his slapstick … Continue reading

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The Influence of Citizen Kane

When a movie is considered the greatest film of all-time, a person sees the film with an almost impossible level of expectations. This was my experience with Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane. While I recognize the high quality of … Continue reading

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