Debbie Reynolds - Debbie Reynolds: 'The Artist Borrowed From Singin' In The Rain'

Subscribe to Debbie Reynolds alerts

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds is convinced The Artist borrowed heavily from her hit movie SINGIN' IN THE RAIN but failed to live up to the 1952 film's high standards.
The black and white silent movie ruled the 2012 Academy Awards in February (12), winning five trophies including Best Picture and Best Actor for its lead Jean Dujardin.
The movie was based around a silent movie star who fell on hard times after the introduction of sound and drew comparisons to the story of Singin' In The Rain, which featured Gene Kelly in a very similar role.
Reynolds, who starred alongside Kelly and Donald O'Connor in the popular musical, has now spoken out about the similarities between the two pictures, insisting she enjoyed The Artist but felt it failed to shine in the same way as Singin' In The Rain.
She tells the New York Post, "I thought The Artist was a very good film, with talented personalities. But while they took the basic premise of Singin' in the Rain, it's not in colour, and it doesn't have Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. And its musical numbers aren't as good...
"When we made the picture, nobody had the slightest idea that it would someday be listed among the greatest films of all time. We just thought it was a big, splashy Mgm musical."
Unlike The Artist, Singin' In The Rain failed to win a single Oscar, but it was named fifth in the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the 100 greatest movies of all time.


Tags: Debbie Reynolds - Mgm - AFI

Subscribe to Debbie Reynolds alerts

More Debbie Reynolds

On Her Seventh Decade In The Business, Debbie Reynolds Will Receive A Lifetime Achievement Honour At The 2015 SAG Awards

Finally, after decades of success in the industry, Debbie Reynolds will get recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business. Reynolds...

Carrie Fisher, 35 Pounds Lighter, IS Keeping Mum About ‘Star Wars VII’ But Her Mother Certainly Isn’t!

Carrie Fisher was asked to lose 35 pounds, approximately 2.5 stone, for her upcoming role in Star Wars VII. The actress best known for her...

Behind the Candelabra Movie Review

This biopic about the pianist-showman Liberace may look almost painfully camp, and sometimes it is, but it's also a remarkably honest depiction of an intimate...


Michael Douglas Stuns As Liberace In 'Behind The Candelabra' [Trailer & Pictures]

Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind The CandelabraSteven Soderbergh lands in sunny Cannes this week with his HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, a biopic of...

Behind the Candelabra Trailer

Liberace was an American pianist and entertainer well-known for his flamboyant lifestyle and the sense of grandiose he carried about with him. His personal life...

Daniel Sunjata Wears Velvet Suit - One For The Money New York Premiere Arrivals Part 1

'One for the Money' premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square. Daniel Sunjata, who plays Ranger in the film, wore a velvet suit as he...

One For The Money Trailer

Stephanie Plum is down on her luck. She hasn't had a job in months, she is recently divorced and her car has been repossessed. She...



Debbie Reynolds Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Debbie Reynolds

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All