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Dance, Flexibility, and the Renewal of Genre in "Singin' in the Rain"

Peter N. Chumo II
Cinema Journal
Vol. 36, No. 1 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 39-54
DOI: 10.2307/1225594
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225594
Page Count: 16
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Dance, Flexibility, and the Renewal of Genre in "Singin' in the Rain"
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Abstract

In "Singin' in the Rain" (1952), dance and physical flexibility become metaphors for generic flexibility, the ability to move among different forms of entertainment and survive Hollywood's transition to talkies.

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