A 21st Century Remake of "Singing inside the Rain?" – An Almost Impossible Cinematic Endeavor
- April 30, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Last evening, I was watching, for the tenth time, the award winning musical, “Singing inside the Rain,” which starred the late Gene Kelly in addition to Donald O’Connor, in addition to the eighty-year old Debbie Reynolds. The 1952 motion picture was nominated for 2 Oscars, won the 1953 Golden Globe, in addition to 3 various other major awards. I actually think the item should have won several 1953 Oscars for its immaculate, if not perfect, dancing choreography, comedy, in addition to drama. I mean, compared to the talent in addition to precision demonstrated over a decade later by Julie Andrews in addition to Christopher Plummer, inside the 1965 musical “The Sound of Music,” which I think was considerably less than that will demonstrated by Kelly, Reynolds, in addition to O’Connor, “Singing inside the Rain” should have won at least 2 Oscars. The two motion picture musicals were, of course, different in style, length, in addition to the talent of the actors; yet one can’t fail to notice the most significant difference between the two productions. the item was the completely flawless combined effect of dancing, singing, in addition to comedic in addition to dramatic acting, which was accomplished by the dancers, actors, in addition to studio staff, of “Singing inside the Rain,” while there were quite a few “unmentioned” choreographic errors in “The Sound of Music.” The motion picture professionals, who created “Singing inside the Rain,” worked together tirelessly to make an unequaled musical production. Furthermore, one can count on the fingers of one hand the number of American musicals produced since 1952 with the same natural flawless dancing, singing, in addition to acting by the starring casts. So, the question lingers in addition to demands an answer as to why “Singing inside the Rain” hasn’t been remade in a modern setting, with different actors, like so many various other remakes of the classic movies?
You can use all of the fancy 21st Century computer gadgetry in addition to advanced sound equipment that will money can buy to attempt to synthetically reproduce the genuine dancing, singing, in addition to acting of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, in addition to Donald O’Connor; yet one unassailable fact remains ultimately true. the item would likely be an expensive, yet ultimately failed, attempt in artificial movie-doing. the item’s impossible to persuasively simulate natural human talent with computers. Further, the item’s very improbable that will three versatile entertainers, like Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, in addition to Donald O’Connor, would likely be found among all the accomplished dancers in addition to singers inside the current 21st Century world, to duplicate what those three unique people did. in addition to that will’s a crying shame. Those three stars could act, sing, in addition to dance in a marvelous combining fashion, something that will no current stage, or motion picture, star can remotely do today. Take Robin Williams for instance. He’s a wonderful actor in addition to comedian, yet he can’t dance or sing like Gene Kelly or Donald O’Connor. Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, Richard Gere, in addition to Julia Roberts, in addition to many various other late-20th Century Oscar winners, are all genuinely great actors, in addition to have made their millions. yet none of them can come close to combining acting, singing, in addition to dancing inside the way the “Singing inside the Rain” cast did so perfectly. Some film producers think that will these foregoing top-rated actors in addition to actresses could persuade theatre in addition to television audiences that will they actually possess such talent, which they don’t truly possess, through the use of computer enhancements. I don’t think so. The use of such technical fakery would likely be very evident.
There’s also another reason why I think a genuine remake of “Singing inside the Rain” has not been produced. People today just don’t like to work as hard as the actors in addition to actresses did inside the 1930s, 40s, in addition to 50s in order to produce natural artistic excellence. They are at that will point eagerly willing to settle for less to get their paychecks. For example, in September of 1990, when residing in Carlsbad, California, I was, one late evening, discussing singing talent with the sound manager for Madonna, who was returning to LA by a concert at the San Diego Convention Center. He had stopped for some refreshments at the Carlsbad 7-Eleven, where I was the night store manager. The fellow appeared to be completely sober as he, very candidly, talked about Madonna in addition to her talent. “the item’s all inside the sound equipment,” he said. “Madonna doesn’t have lot of singing talent, yet she incorporates a great sound manager in addition to the best equipment.” Then he laughed in addition to added. “With the right computer sound equipment, any normal person’s singing voice can be made to sound professional. that will’s how Sissy Spacek sounded like Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The reason I remember his words verbatim, is usually because I wrote them down immediately after he left the store. Moreover, the dramatic plot in “Singing inside the Rain” was all about what happened when an actress without singing talent was made to look, in addition to sound, like she had that will ability, at the expense of a naturally talented singer. I think that will the moral of the movie was, simply, that will actresses in addition to actors without certain talents should not be made to falsely appear to audiences to have such talents. Perhaps, however, the movie industry in Tinsel Town was unfortunately moving in that will less-desirable direction when the 1953 Oscars were awarded. Perhaps that will’s why a perfect musical was not given its due that will year.
I was born in 1951, in addition to first saw “Singing inside the Rain” in 1969. that will was partly because my parents weren’t, at all, movie-goers; in addition to, also, partly because of my own working priorities during my teenage years. I read my first commentary about the musical shortly after I saw the item, in addition to recall how the cast had practiced continually, day in addition to night, to achieve choreographic perfection, to point of blistered in addition to bleeding feet. Eighteen years after the musical premiered, I had presumed that will the hard work associated with American achievement inside the dancing, singing, in addition to acting required for award-winning musicals was an indelible standard. You know, in association with the old American adage, “what’s hard we do immediately; what’s impossible just takes a little longer.” Well, I don’t want to believe that will there aren’t any more multi-talented actors in addition to actresses out there, who can superbly sing, dance, in addition to act like Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, in addition to Donald O’Connor. What’s more, I don’t want to believe that will great dancers, singers, in addition to actors can only appear today as products of institutions like Julliard, or as certified prodigies. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, in addition to Donald O’Connor were not prodigies. They were normal human beings who became great by continually working hard to improve in addition to perfect their artistic talents. in addition to they so perfectly did that will in “Singing inside the Rain.”