The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain, in its sixty-sixth year of existence, continues to prove that a Technicolor musical comedy all about the transition from the silent film era to the talkie era has the power to hold up in this ever-changing digital age. Most of the songs in the … Continue reading The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

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Tulsa, the Movies, and Me

 ♫ "Tulsa...swinging down to Tulsa..." ♫ At the beginning of the month, I visited Tulsa, Oklahoma for the second time since my best friend moved there late last year. From Northeast Missouri to Tulsa I went.     To keep a fairly long story as short as possible, I drove to Tulsa on July 5th and … Continue reading Tulsa, the Movies, and Me

My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film

This post is entirely inspired by the wedding of my friend and her new husband, which I attended in Arkansas last weekend with my best friend. This one is dedicated to you, Alisha.  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMy9tDtPlgM Oh, my heart. Everything about this scene...even the little things, like how concerned, then … Continue reading My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film

How To Live Life Like You’re In A Screwball Comedy

Escape the Mundane in Five Easy Steps. So, your life has become slow and you don't know how to get it to its former sharpness. You've come to see me because you've heard that I have an easy solution to your problem. Well, it won't be easy, but it can be quick if you can … Continue reading How To Live Life Like You’re In A Screwball Comedy