DK’s review published on Letterboxd:
Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly constructed a timeless musical drama that analogous the pinnacle of amusement on a playground. Feast one's eyes on Singin' In The Rain, it's like witnessing a live musical drama theater performance for the reason that this film magically hypnotized the audience to feel the exuberance from start to the end. Singin' In The Rain is considered to the best Hollywood musical of all time, the reasons are barely hard to understand. Watching Singin' In the Rain is a festive magical experience; a journey deep into the heart of delightful territory, sitting for the 102 minutes of the film is like swallowing a mood-changing pil.
This film focuses on the transition of the film industry, which began to move from the era of silent films to talkie films. When we take a look back to that period, it wasn’t an easy transition to make a challenging movement to a more contemporary, establishing a talkie requires a burdensome process and a long adjustment because it requires a lot of synchronization of all compositions and aspects. Singin' In The Rain mainly tell the story of the big efforts of a production house to create new breakthroughs in the film industry, making talkie films, a production house Monumental Pictures felt threatened with the first sound film "The Jazz Singer" which became a big hit. This is the huge motive from them to make reforms so that the film production was not out of date.
One of the excitement of Singin’ In The Rain is that it is genuinely about something momentous. It’s definitely about romance, like most musicals, but it's also about the film industry in transition at the expense of reputation. This film simplifies the transition from silent to talking film, but doesn't fake it. Unlike many of the greatest musicals of Hollywood's Golden Age, Singin' In The Rain was not based on stage productions. In fact, only a few of the songs were composed specifically for this film. Most of them were written by Freed and Nacio Herb Brown in the late 1920s and early 1930s. But the more serious aspects of the plot are also interesting. Significantly, Singin’ In The Rain is about film technology; the climax comes when the sound is heard in a film. But Singin' In The Rain is about technology on another level too. The directors, Donen and Kelly, went to great lengths to ensure that the film was an example of the cutting-edge film technology of 1952. For example, Technicolor's beautiful cinematography is emphasized by its extraordinary colorful costumes and production designs. It sounds as good as 1952, and the fact that it's a musical helps show it. The sets and effects are complex and efforts are made to show them off as well.
From my personal conclusion, no musical film is more enjoyable than Singin’ In The Rain and only a few are hit a near equal quality, this is what we called a showpiece; Singin' In The Rain is undoubtedly would still sound fresh despite it is nearly seven decades after its release, in other words this is a timeless picture. It is truly an all-time film that can be watched solely for its entertainment value and is studied as the pinnacle of Hollywood musicals in its Golden Era.