Lisa-Marie

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  1. I love Barbra Streisand's performance of "People" ? I'm glad she wasn't more expressive and theatrical, as I think her performance says enough through the lyrics
  2. I've noticed in the clip that there is no closeness between the characters - even Higgins tries to keep his distance when Eliza tries to fight him. When she is upset, Higgins does not seem to care or take it serious. Instead, he adjusts his clothes and stands with his hands behind his back. At one point, he even offers chocolates. Higgins is aloof.
  3. I am unfamiliar with Robert Preston, so this was a treat. In regards to masculinity and male representation, I believe that the men are becoming more comfortable with femininity and disregarding the stereotypical old-fashioned masculine values and traits.
  4. When Mama Rose enters the scene, she demands the attention just as a stage performer would. The lyrics of the song can also have a double meaning depending on the performance.
  5. To me, when watching Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) interact with the other American, he seems ignorant and rude. But as the clip progressed, he came across as charming and even humble when he didn't expect his art to sell.
  6. The dance to "Moses Supposes" is creative and fun, and Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor both enter this fun vibe with their actions (ex: O'Connor making faces while the professor enunciates, and Kelly sharing a friendly look towards O'Connor when he begins his practice). This then smoothly transitions into the dance where they almost seem to poke some fun at the very serious prof. Kelly and O'Connor are obviously more laid-back than the professor, and as described in the lecture notes, Kelly's character fits the Alpha Male who chases the girl (Debbie Reynolds) whereas O'Connor is the sidekick/comic-relief.
  7. In the 50s, the aesthetic for women was feminine and girly, however Jane does not fit that role until her makeover. As other posters have said, she is an outsider and tomboy. I also think Doris Day's "bright and sunny persona" adds to Jane as it makes the character more relatable to the viewers.
  8. While watching the clip from The Band Wagon, I've noticed that the characters worked together as a team throughout the song. They also recreated some scenes of what they were singing (ex. Lily being "The Dame"). Also, there were no costume changes, just the four of them performing in their own clothes. Overall, they are all equals, working together to create entertainment.
  9. Petunia is always there for Joe; we see that when she rushes to his bedside and when she tends to him outside, putting him in the shade while she collects the laundry. However, I believe that is the song were directed to a child it would be portrayed the same as it is obvious that Petunia will always be there for the ones she loves.
  10. It's obvious in the clip that Betty Garrett is after Frank Sinatra, her character is chasing him and cornering him against the wall. She is the dominant one of the two and does not mind a challenge in getting the one she wants. As much as I love musicals, I will admit that with some musicals I don't like the segue into numbers (and this Daily Dose is one of them) ?
  11. I love Judy Garland so much ? the first film I saw her in was The Wizard of Oz (1939) and I thought she was incredible, I wanted so badly to sing like her. In her films, Judy seems happy and oozes enthusiasm and optimism, but it makes one wonder what she went through off camera. But after viewing the Daily Doses clips, I can't say I view her any differently - I love these numbers and Judy's performance, but she hasn't certainly grow up from her days as Dorothy. I especially love her singing in "The Man that Got Away" from A Star is Born (1954). Her voice is strong and not only can you hear the emotion while she sings, but you can see it in her face and eyes.
  12. In regards to the dialogue/screenplay boosting the American morale of WWII, I have one specific example that stuck out to me: when the President is talking to Cohan, he mentions the Irish-Americans and says, "you carry your love of country like a flag, right out in the open, it's a great quality." - although it is directed towards Irish-Americans, during the time this could have reflected on the mass American audience as well
  13. Another film I've yet to watch - but looking forward to seeing it! The "Lubistch Touch" was used for items such as the garter and gun. With the garter and Alfred's note to the audience, "She's terribly jealous" shows to me that he is slick, with perhaps more affairs than just one. The sound of the gunshot is quite muffled and does not sound like a shot at all. I'm not sure if it is because of the sound technology of the time or because it is not a real gun at all (for the scene). The setting is elegant and luxurious, common features in movies during the Depression. Screwball comedy is also incorporated. I couldn't help but laugh when Alfred was shot and checked his body, then Louise's expression. ?
  14. I've never watched the movie or saw the actors in anything else before. Quite enjoyed the two clips, I might watch the full film. I love the banter in the first clip, especially when Rose Marie was proving her point by singing the song with other names inserted. The interaction was fun and romantic. However, in the second clip I had sympathy when Rose Marie was singing but became upstaged by the other character. Both were great performers but it was obvious that Rose Marie was more of a "traditional" performer (for the period in the movie) whereas the other character was more fun and exciting.
  15. Ginger is amazing with or without Fred ? my fave film of her's is Stage Door - I watch it all the time

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