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Singin’ In The Rain 60th Anniversary Screening

Earlier this year cable channel TCM screened a digitally enhanced 70th anniversary version of Casablanca. Coming this July 12th,  if you so choose you will be able to see Singin’ In The Rain digitally enhanced for it’s 60th anniversary. It is my belief that if you like the musical genre, and enjoyed Music Man, The Sound of Music; you will enjoy this too. On my list of musicals it ranks number two.

I believe it is Gene Kelly’s greatest work and I still find myself singing many of the songs from this film. My favorite songs are Singin’ In The Rain (also the best scene from the movie), and Good Morning. Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and Donald O’Connor are excellent in this film as well. Cyd Charisse made such an impression on Janet Jackson that she appeared in a cameo in her Alright video.

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The event begins with a Turner Classic Movies original production featuring TCM host Robert Osborne in an exclusive specially produced interview with star Debbie Reynolds. In this interview, audiences are taken behind the scenes of one of the greatest musicals of all time as Ms. Reynolds shares memories of working with the late great Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
Immediately following these exclusive behind the scenes extras be carried away by the songs, story and romance of one of the greatest musicals of all time – Singin’ in the Rain – as it graces the silver screen for only one night fully remastered and more beautiful than it ever has been before!
Don’t miss this timeless classic on the big screen for only one night on July 12th and celebrate the release of the Blu-Ray™ on July 17th.
*Additional matinee showings available at select movie theater locations. Check your local listings for details.

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30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 19

The film that best describes how my day-to-day life feels is…

Arsenic And Old Lace. A percentage of participants might never have heard of this movie but because I have been a fan of classic cinema since childhood I’ve chosen this. What about this movie defines my life? Well in the movie, Cary Grant’s character, Mortimer Brewster finds out all kinds of hilarious and humorous things about the people in his life.

Every since I have began making friends while blogging I’d have to say that I have learned the most wonderful and hilarious things about the people I have met. Nothing as extreme as Mr. Brewster found out in the movie but very interesting indeed. These 30 Days of Blogging Honesty only accentuate and infuse that belief. All of the visitors, participants and commenters are the reason for my choice. Thank you all.

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Guest Blogger, Thoughtsy

Yet another wonderful blogger has agreed to guest for me. Her name is Thoughtsy and she has an extremely humorous blog that screamed ‘I want to guest post for someone”. I think I was the only one hearing those words yet still she willingly agreed to guest here. I sincerely appreciate it when someone takes time away from their own blog to help me and a guest post is a big responsibility and can be stressful for the guest. Thank you again Thoughtsy.
For my readers and any readers from her blog, Thoughts Appear, I ask as a favor to me please show Thoughtsy the courtesy of leaving a comments.

I Am The Blue Wombat

Hi. My name is Thoughtsy, and when I grow up, I want to be a superhero. I don’t have a superpower yet, but I’ve always been a late bloomer, so it could happen any day now.

But for now I just watch movies and take notes. Recently, I watched The Green Hornet, and here’s what I learned.

Steps to Becoming a Superhero

  1. Cut the head off a statue of your father.
  2. Recruit the person who makes your coffee to be your sidekick. He’s smarter than you are. And he’s a better fighter.
  3. Choose the “Green Bee” as your superhero name.
  4. Realize your original superhero name falls short and does not strike fear into anyone’s heart…except for people who are allergic to bees.
  5. Learn the words to “Gangster’s Paradise.” Sing it while you’re cruising for crime.

I can’t reveal the rest of the steps because I don’t want the steps to fall into the hands of a supervillian. And let’s face it: you and I…we don’t know each other very well yet. I figure you’re cool since you’re visiting Tom’s site, but still….

The movie did leave me wondering a few things, such as Why isn’t “La Cucaracha” a good superhero song? and What is a disco Santa?

The most important lesson I learned is that becoming a superhero is all about the sidekick. If you choose the right sidekick, you can just sit back and make the sidekick do all the work.

Sooooo…who wants to be my sidekick?

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