DAILY DOSE OF DELIGHT #16 (From FUNNY GIRL) in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Posted June 28, 2018 AHHH! One of the most perfect moments in musical film. I tear up every time I hear her sing this, even with just audio! The reason for that is the quality of expression and inflection in her interpretation of the song. She moves from a very self-conscious, flat tone at the beginning, to a mellow, thoughtful middle, and on to a full-throated, confident end. This cabaret style singing it what Streisand does best, and I can't even imagine anyone else producing this touching moment. Streisand's performance is enhanced by the lighting, which is dark, lamp-lit. She is highlighted on her face, neck and arms, so she stands out from the dark. There is one moment when she is holding the railing that looks almost balletic in pose. Shariff is kept in shadow, turned toward her, and we follow them down the street. He seems at first amused, then silent as he is captivated by her. It's just a beautiful scene. Can you tell I'm a fan? I think a lot of the new musicals are too loud with songs that are easily forgettable (there are exceptions). We will never forget "People".