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  1. Eleanor seems to really use her entire body where Ruby pretty much plunks along doing a very strong, distinctive tap. There is something very unique when Eleanor just leans back and glides. Ruby is solid and steady, Eleanor, long and smooth. They both bring uniqueness to their work. Gotta say....Powell is my favorite.
  2. I also wanted to add I have a long-term prejudice against Ernst Lubitsch. He left grease marks on Mary Pickfords dove grey wallpaper. Apparently he like fried potatoes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He was directing her in Rosita, her least favorite film. Just saying....
  3. I've never been much of a Lubitsch fan and this is the first time I've had it explained to me. The bit with her zipper was very funny and fresh. Use of sound...the sound of the gun, more of a snap than an explosion. Cavaliers translation, "her husband". I'm far from being an expert on this but it seems I've seen this scenario in Astaire Rogers films...the furious/jealous spouse/lover/boyfriend. Certainly a lot of the comedies...
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