DAILY DOSE OF DELIGHT #16 (From FUNNY GIRL) in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Posted June 30, 2018 How might Streisand’s performance of the song “People” have felt different in the film, had she been more theatrical and expressive, perhaps even belting her song more? Her character does not warrant the song to be anymore theatrical. As they begin their journey together this scene provides an excellent look at the character Fanny. The softness is magical. Note the emotional transition moments in this scene: how do the two characters relate to each other as the lyrics are sung? The characters are drawn together. A commonality and basis for their attraction. How does the direction and editing of this scene support Streisand’s performance? Be specific about blocking, reaction shots, etc. She is picture perfect. The lighting, the scene, the handsome gent. It’s absolutely dreamy. Love it.