One of the topics addressed in this film is the transformation to the sound age and the stress that came along with it. Sound films are setting a higher standard for film stars, who also have to “sound good” now. The storyline of Lina reminded me of that MGM once renewed its whole cast for sound film productions, and this film helped me to fully understand why that could have happened. We also could see how the studios worked back then, in terms of how to break into the industry as an actor and how to get credits and start a career. And I’m quite impressed by the cinematography techniques. Personally I enjoy seeing a lot of camera movements, so I really liked the scene where Kathy and Lockwood sing and dance together in the big studio.
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