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  1. I love today's Daily dose since I am a sports fan and also a sports film fan. So excited to see the blending of two of the genres ---sports film and musical --- and more excited to see that the film goes so marvelously well considering the time when it was produced. While I am amazed at the techniques shown in the clip, I am more intrigued by the gender issue reflected and played between the two leading characters. We know the film is a WWII film and during the war women stayed behind and took on men's jobs. I was wondering if the masculine way of portraying the characters is Garrett's o
  2. 1. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? I think a longer clip would better help me to grasp the tone of the film in terms of bright or dark. However, with these two particular scenes, I can still sense what the film attempts to achieve --- light, comical, romantic musical film that appeals to the mass audience. What entertain me most are how the writer(s) using the puns eg. 5 pounds (as money and as weight) and Jr (as name/title and as age). I surely can see the production team tries their best to make their audience
  3. 1. Well, to me, it is all about "the pleasure of gaze" and the visual sensation stimulated by shape, color contrast, and speed. Hitchcock's first film does echo his later films, such as Vertigo and Rear Window, in terms of the way of seeing-- spying and peeking. 2. Certainly, but with hindsight. I think from the beginning the director himself was not so aware of what he could achieve, or envisioned himself as one of the greatest filmmaker of the 20th century. That being said, I do think he got the essence of cinema at this early stage of his career. The relation between the watcher (the c
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