Thursday, July 12, 2012

In which I am Singin in the Rain and outwitted by my own blog

So, My wonderful DH took me to see "Singin in the Rain". On the BIG screen. Now, I have watched this musical for as long as I can remember. But never on the big screen. It was wonderful. Absolutely gobsmacking wonderful. Gene Kelley and Donald OConnor dancing, Cyd Cherise's legs (holy moly, do they ever END?) and all the wonderful lines. There is something to be said for watching a movie in a *packed* movie theater where everyone is laughing. And you're never embarassed because of what you see. Just pure enjoyment. We wished we had brought the boys.
Is it any wonder that my first crushes were Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire? How I longed to go back in time....that grace, that style, that sexuality without being overtly sexual. After all, suggestion is far more powerful than the physical act. After all, there are only so many variations to that...and really, watching them is not all that sexy. But the suggestion of that attraction, the tension between Cyd Cherise and Gene Kelly. Oh my. Fifty shades of nothing - give me that scene any day of the week. Or even the initial romantic scene between Kelly and Reynolds...holding back so that something else could blossom.
Le Sigh.
And on another note, you know its been awhile since you've posted when you can't figure out where the post button is. I they redesigned the site, again.


smalltownme said...

Oh my, we are soul sisters for I loved both those gentlemen.

Suburban Correspondent said...

The main cinema in town is showing classic movies on the weekends (only 4 dollars!), and we got to take the whole family to see Casablanca in January. Much better experience to see it on the big screen with an audience than by ourselves at home!

And wouldn't you know - they were supposed to show Sound of Music 2 weekends ago, but the entire town center lost power. I could weep - I was really looking forward to bringing the 2 little girls to see that on the big screen.

Cristy said...

How fun!!! Love it that Denny has a lil' romantic side ;)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It would be fabulous to see that film on the big screen!