DAILY DOSE OF DELIGHT #16 (From FUNNY GIRL) in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Posted June 29, 2018 If Streisand would have been more theatrical and expressive, her performance wouldn't have been as it was...from deep within her soul. She sang as though the words were pouring from her heart...a plea to Nicky to need her and love her. When she would start singing louder, she pulled herself back so she didn't appear too desperate or needy in his eyes. The emotional transitions were interesting. He tells her he likes being free and then she jokes with him about how freedom can lead to loneliness as Fanny Bryce was such a joker. They then go into such a serious frame of mind with People being a way for Fanny to pour her heart out for him to see that it was up for the taking. The direction and editing was tremendous in this scene. While they are laughing and joking, then are moving down the sidewalk and once she begins singing, they are at a stand still. He lags behind, just watching her with this awesome amazement. He is obviously taking her words to heart and understands that she is pouring out her soul and we are able to see his face throughout the entire song. She walks up the steps, moving her higher up in the picture and sings facing him only a few seconds before she turns and sings to the audience. High up like a star on stage and singing from the tip of her toes to the top of her head and it gives me goose bumps every time!