Tara Mae replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSDo you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era musicals? Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might you imagine it might have been filmed or scripted differently if it had been pre-code? Give specific examples. 1. I do believe that the clip displays a brighter perspective than what might be realistic; I think that it portrays the competition in a lighthearted manner, not necessarily realistic to the personalities of two producers. 2. Going forward, I anticipate that real conflicts will either be made light of, or acknowledged as serious, but resolved in a fairly light manner. 3. I imagine that if this had been filmed pre-Code, her costume would have been much more revealing, and the scene in the dressing room would have involved her changing or bathing. Perhaps the competition between the two producers would have been more aggressive. I envision a tense involving all three of them, probably occurring in her dressing room.