The umbrella is one of the most widely-used and widely-seen objects in history. From its humble beginnings in ancient China to its social use in London during the middle ages and eventually, to its status as a fashion accessory today, the umbrella has represented many different things and had many influences on society. That’s why midtownUmbrellas continuously make quality umbrellas for many of its purposeful uses.
Here are the most remembered umbrella moments in Movies.
Mary Poppins (1964)
We asked 10 people ages 40-60, what umbrella moment they most remember in movies. 9 of them answered Mary Poppins. One of the most iconic and arguably the cutest objects in cinematic history, Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, and parrot-head umbrella are among the most remembered umbrella moments in cinema.
Singing in the Rain (1952)
The film Singin’ in the Rain is a masterpiece from beginning to end. A story of love, loss, and perseverance, this film is a classic that everyone should watch at least once in their lives. The movie features Gene Kelly singing in the rain as he swings from a lamp post and dances the famous taps with his umbrella.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
This is one of the most famous films in French film history. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was filmed in black and white with a musical score composed by Jacques Demy. It’s basically a love story of the lead Genevieve who works at his mother’s umbrellas shop, and fell in love with a persistent mechanic she recently met.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Scarlett Johansson’s astounding performance in Sofia Coppola’s film Lost in Translation introduced the world to the actress that we now know as Scarlett Johansson. The movie, released in 2003, is a minimalist romantic comedy about a young woman named Charlotte (Scarlett) who travels to Tokyo and meets Bob Harris (Bill Murray), an American man whose career has gone through a downward spiral.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
“Yellow Submarine” was released to critical acclaim and is now considered a pop-culture milepost in psychedelic film history. The scene of the Eleanor Rigby features a series of silhouetted men in bowler hats and trenchcoats carrying umbrellas, standing against a brick wall. They are mournful, lonely, and abandoned. The word “all” is repeated throughout and the lyrics are poignant and heartbreaking.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
The movie My Neighbor Totoro is an animated Japanese film based on the children’s book by Tatsuki Tomiyama. The film came out in 1988 and was directed by Hayao Miyazaki, who recently won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The huge but cute cat is remembered with his small umbrella on top of a magnificent tree.
There’s more to the list like the recent, The Umbrella Academy showing on Netflix, The Red Umbrella, Kingman: The Secret Service, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, and a whole lot more.