Thursday, August 23, 2012
Happy 100th Birthday, Gene Kelly!
This, like the recent centennial of Samuel Fuller's birth, is an occasion for classic movie lovers to celebrate - Gene Kelly's 100th birthday!
My personal memory, as the movie-crazed individual in a family and community not populated by film buffs, was of seeing Singin' In The Rain on TV for the first time and practically jumping out of my seat. Completely blown away by the artistry of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, I exclaimed, "THIS IS GREAT! THIS IS FANTASTIC! WOW! DID YOU SEE THAT!" to which my affable and kind (but in no way, shape or form artistic) mother responded, "we saw that in 1952."
And with that - let's enjoy some coming attractions trailers promoting the films of the incredible Gene Kelly.
Turner Classic Movies, thankfully, will be presenting a Gene Kelly Tribute all day long.