Movie Quote of the Day – Singing In The Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)

Don Lockwood: What’s your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?

Kathy Selden: I’m an actress.

Don Lockwood: Oh…

Kathy Selden: …on the stage.

Don Lockwood: Oh, on the stage, well I’d like to see you act, what are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter, that is if they’d let in a movie actor.

Kathy Selden: I’m not in a play right now, but I will be. I’m going to New York.

Don Lockwood: Oh, you’re going to New York and then some day we’ll all hear of you, won’t we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear. You’ll have to wear a beard for that one of course.

Kathy Selden: Laugh all you want, but at least the stage is a dignified profession.

Don Lockwood: [scoffing] Dignified profession.

Kathy Selden: What do you have to be so conceited about? You’re nothing but a shadow on film… just a shadow. You’re not flesh and blood.

Don Lockwood: Oh, no?

[moves amorously towards her]

Kathy Selden: Stop!

Don Lockwood: What can I do to you, I’m only a shadow.

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About Enchanted By Film

1st class Film uni graduate who has a love for films old and new. I write for Diegesis and Film Matters film journals. Currently saving to do a Masters and PhD in Film. My ambition is to be a University lecturer on film and write about film academically. I also wouldn't mind working for the BFI or writing for Sight and Sound :-)
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