Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (1952)

Written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden


How did the introduction of sound change the nature of filmmaking, according to the account given in this movie? What are the sources of sounds? How is the soundtrack related to the images? How is sound related to bodily motion (especially in the dance sequences)?

What does the film suggest about the relation between reality and artifice, between real life and life on the screen, and between sincerity and performance?