Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain ★★★★★

My fourth watch.
Still among my top 10 films of all time. This is what I love about film: it's creative, clever, beautiful, emotional, and joyous. It tests the boundaries of the medium and breaks through them. There is no other film that makes me feel happier, and few that make me feel more emotion. And that's exactly what I needed right now, because I've really been feeling down and extremely stressed as of late. This was the perfect film to watch. And that's what I love about movies: they make me feel and think and understand just what it is that makes life what it is. Film as an art form brings to life the love and suffering and joy and bliss and beauty of the human condition better than anything else besides simply living. And, for me, it's difficult to feel like normal life is any good without movies, but sometimes they remind me that it's just the opposite. I don't love life because it includes watching films. I love watching films because it includes living life, and I love living life.

I know this all seems dramatic, but it's just something that was on my mind. So thank you, everybody, for understanding the power of film and, in turn, life and for being an amazing community. And thank you to FilmStruck (even though I've said it a thousand times) for also understanding the art form's beauty. It has shown me some of my new favorite films of all time (Ran, Harakiri, Come and See, Fanny and Alexander, the list goes on) and some old favorites, too (Citizen Kane, Bicycle Thieves, and this). FilmStruck was amazing and I'll truly miss it.

That's all I've got for you guys. Now I'm off to live life. Thanks.

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