Dina Needles replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSAfter reading the lecture notes, looking at the lecture videos and reading the questions, of course, I look at all of these videos a little differently than I have the (probably) hundreds of times I have seen some of these movies. In looking at the pavilion dance sequence, I guess I never realized that in most of the routine, they never touched one another. Thinking about the "battle" question as I watched it again, I thought to myself, who was going to put his/her arms around the other one first? Who was going to give in and make the first move. It sure seemed like a stand off to begin with but I do think Fred finally made the first move. (Hard to tell though since they move so quickly).