After all, it's just a ride….

Singing In The Shadows?

After growing increasingly perplexed by my review of The Game  I thought I’d take a break and check out an all too rare event these days, a BBC commissioned documentary related to Hollywood. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a red blooded hetrosexual disliker of musicals as much as the next man, but there are a few of them from the golden era which are essential viewing, and as an insight into early Hollywood holography this was insightful amusement. The fact that in a certain bona fide classic about Hollywood duplicity the Debbie Reynolds part was also shadowed as she surrogates a silent star makes me smile;

Aaah, they don’t make them like that anymore. I wonder if in twenty years filmmakers will be producing romantic inclined films about those crazy days of shooting pictures on film, rather than ocular mounted, hard drive driven vipers?

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One response

  1. SITR was a 1952 release. That’s 61 years agao and it still pleases. I can only wonder and imagine what it must have felt like to come out of a theater in 1952 having just seen this film on screen.

    October 8, 2013 at 12:19 AM

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