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  1. In the Daily Dose for Yankee Doodle Dandy, the heavy use of American flags during the parade were obviously meant to bolster people's enthusiasm for the country. This along with all the people in the crowd at the parade being excited and acting patriotic. When Cohan is talking to the President in the beginning, he says his sense of patriotism was "inherited" from his father, who loved America so much he joined the war effort at age 13. So the patriotism isn't only something felt by Americans born in the country, but those who left their homelands to make American their second home as well.
  2. This movie really surprised me. I really didn't like the first half at all, I thought it was just everybody against this poor second wife and the husband turned out to be a big jerk. The twist at the end made me like it a lot, I was not expecting that.
  3. I found this movie confusing and didn't know what was going on half the time. When Roddy goes to work for that musical theater after he leaves home and falls for that actress, is she having an affair with her co-star or are they just working together to steal Roddy's money? And later, when he's lying delirious in that room and those people are talking about taking him to London, where is he? How did he get there? And what happens to the girl who accused him of impregnating her? And what happened to Tim?
  4. I have a question regarding this clip. When the waitress is telling the story of what happened, in the flashback it looks like money is being exchanged. Does that mean he paid her for sex?
  5. At the beginning of the scene, Cotten sees a cat in a darkened doorway. Something about it makes him makes him think something is off, and he realizes he's being spied on. Confidently he yells out for the other person to show himself. His yelling awakens one of the people leaving nearby turns on her light and opens her window. She starts shouting down into the street, presumably for them to shut up. The light falls on Lime's face, and Cotten is frozen in shock. Neither of them notice the woman yelling at them. Their eyes are locked in an electric moment.
  6. In this scene from Gilda, the character is flaunting her sexuality. Not only does she know the audience is eating it up, but she seems to find a kind of freedom in it. Once the man grabs her off the stage and drags her out of the room do we see how much control he has over her. Dancing and singing on stage seems to be her only relief from her abusive relationship.
  7. In the opening sequence, the image of the clock and its ticking being the only sound establishes a feeling of uneasiness. People watching clocks are either eager for or dreading something that's going to happen, and each tick of the clock pushes them closer to that moment. We know something is being counted down, but for the first few seconds of the scene, we aren't sure what's about to occur. We only know that watching each tick of the clock's hands makes us feel anxious.
  8. The opening scene at first doesn't seem all that different from a lot of movies from this are: the voice over, the slow panning over objects and scenery,the dialogue detailing some form of trouble or loss. The surprise is when the McPherson goes into the bathroom to talk to Lydecker and he's sitting in the bath. There wasn't much skin shown in movies at this time, either by men or women, so it's kind of shocking to see a man sitting in the bathtub, knowing he's supposed to be considered naked. McPherson doesn't seem to notice it that much however; he's more intent on making insinuations that L
  9. At first the use of first person POV in this movie seems a little awkward, while Vince is stumbling around the in the bushes trying to get out. But once he's in the car with the guy who picked him up, having the other character looking right at you and giving the 3rd degree adds to the feeling of tension. You feel nervous being grilled and so it's safe to assume that Vince must be feeling uncomfortable and slightly trapped as well.
  10. The beginning of the scene sets you up to feel peaceful, as all the workers are lying in their beds or quietly playing cards. Suddenly the peace is shattered by the gunshot and there is sudden movement as the man staggers out the door of the house, while the woman shoots him repeatedly until he collapses. After that there is another change: the workers gather around to see what's happened, and as violently as the woman shoots the man, she suddenly becomes calm and almost bewildered at what's happening. The rapidly shifting light of the moon shines down upon his dead body, and reflects in her e
  11. The scene starts with a high creep factor right away, with the little kid singing about a murderer. It makes it even worse that the kids have turned it into a game, because they're having fun with something connected to a horrible crime. Once you realize there's an actual murder that occurred in the town, you start to feel more nervous, thinking something bad could happen at any moment. The mother is happily getting lunch ready at home, while the girl is walking home from school oblivious to imminent danger. When she bounces the ball against the sign about the murders, the sound of the ball hi
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