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Singin’ in the Rain in the Lalaland a Comparative Analysis of the Narratives in the Musical Film

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DOI: 10.25236/ICHCAD.2020.030


Chufan Huang

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Chufan Huang


Singin’ in the rain as a turning point for a musical from a backstage musical to a narrative musical, its reputation is also unusual. As the representative of the secon¬¬¬¬¬d golden ages of film musical development, “narrative musical film”, is different from An American in Paris. the structure of the play also had the typical optimism that the film industry wanted to convey to the public at that time. It is not only a representative of contemporary Musical Films, but also a sign of returned peak of musical film. Singin’ in the rain and Lalaland have important meaning and turning significance in the development history of Musical Film. This article mainly based four angles of narrative theme, narrative space technology and camera language to discuss the change and the unchanged of narrative two films which nearly half a century apart.


Musical films; Narratives; Comparative analysis; Narrative space