Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Curated by: Jeff
Aired Monday, February 20, 2017
The guys put on their dancing shoes as they tap-dance away with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds for this week's podcast on Singin' in the Rain. The timing is appropriate for doing this iconic musical due to the world being swept up in the La La Land craze, so much of this week's episode is spent comparing and contrasting the two films. If there is one major difference between the two films that use song and dance to critique the film industry and Hollywood itself, it's the genetic freaks at the helm of Singin' in the Rain, most notably Kelly. The Bit Players marvel at the physicality of the musical numbers by Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor, comparing the legend of their athleticism to that of the all-time greats in any sport.