I mean… yeah.
One of the most iconic moments in all of cinema. Bar none.
So that’s why this is here.
Plus, 1952 is a pretty rough year. The highest grossing movie of the year, and Best Picture winner, The Greatest Show on Earth… well, yeah. Not exactly remembered quite that well. The Bad and the Beautiful also made a lot of money, and probably would have been a serious contender for a choice had I not already done All About Eve. They tread similar ground, and when you put that up against Singin’ in the Rain, it’s a no contest. The Quiet Man is an extremely enticing choice, but still… that movie doesn’t represent film history so much as it is just a beautiful movie that’s a major film in said history.
But again… we’re talking about Singin’ in the Rain as the choice, so what else do we need in the way of explanation and rationalization? (more…)