kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

13 April 2010

what a glorious feelin'. i'm happy again.

So far it's turning out to be a great last day of classes. In my first class we turned in our portfolios then spent the rest of the class watching Fugitive Pieces. Class got out twenty-five minutes early. I walked home, turned on the TV, and found that Singin' in the Rain was about to start. There is no better way to spend a damp, dreary morning than watching Singin' in the Rain. I cannot really explain how much I love this movie. Every time I watch this movie, it makes me want to tap dance for hours afterward - and I always try. The beauty of their dancing and the agility+ease with which they do it never ceases to astound me. I'm always so enthralled, I can't look away. And seriously, how dapper is Gene Kelly? This is one of my favorite movies of all time.
It's that good.


And as if this movie wasn't great enough already:
"Gene Kelly had a 103-degree fever when he danced to the title song. The director wanted to send him home, and film the scene another day, but Kelly wouldn't hear of it. He eventually convinced the director that the massive preparations would be wasted, and to allow at least one take. That's all it took - one take - and Kelly went home to recuperate. Most of Kelly's performance is ad libbed - they only had time to rough out his motion up and down the street to establish camera shot opportunities."
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4 comments:

Brittany said...

I adore that movie!I watch it over and over. While Gene Kelly is super handsome Donald O'Connor is actually my favorite. :) Did you know that the girl the played Lina Lamont was the one that actually did all of the singing for Kathy? It's a little ironic. :) Gene Kelly was quite the perfectionist and tried poor Debbie Reynolds terribly since she didn't know how to dance. Fred Astaire stepped in and taught her.

Rose Red said...

Can you believe that I haven't seen that movie? Watching old movies always makes your day better.

lotusgirl said...

I LOVE this movie too. surprise. surprise. I didn't know that about the scene where Kelly was sick. He was so amazing. What a talent!

Sterling said...

I remember dancing like Gene Kelly... in my dreams. Oh well the movie will do.