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  1. Right, this is why I said I have tracking on, as in settings to block it are turned off. So my settings to block tracking are off. I don't know. I'm pretty computer savvy and it looks like I have all of my settings correct. Pretty frustrating as I've been trying to watch the musicals!
  2. I really enjoyed this scene. It was very evident Waters' character loved her husband and was so happy he was ok. I agree with the others who said it was very much a song about someone she is in love with, so it wouldn't have worked if it was sung to a child.
  3. Any ideas if I can't get the movies to load even with tracking on? I have Chrome. Also tried clearing history and rebooting.
  4. Garrett is definitely the aggressor in this scene, and the filming highlights this. She is the focus of the scene; Sinatra's character doesn't even start singing until almost the end. I enjoyed this scene, but I love Betty Garrett so that's probably why!
  5. Like many others, the first Judy Garland film I saw was The Wizard of Oz. I thought she was beautiful and lovely and my impression has not changed. After seeing these clips, I realize that she was also a fantastic dancer and a great actress. Obviously we all knew she could sing, but she was a great all around performer.
  6. I thought starting the movie in the Oval Office emphasized the fact that it's a biographical film. It kind of set the stage for what was coming, and gave a feeling of reminiscence over how everything started.
  7. I would agree with the others saying I don't really see a battle of the sexes here. Astaire challenges Rogers and she matches him step for step, showing she is equal, but he still leads. Either way, it was really neat to see this clip and to see them dance in a different way than their usual.
  8. I loved the breaking of the fourth wall. It made the character more humorous and relatable. The Lubitsch touch definitely added to the scenes for me, especially the garter in his hand while talking to the ambassador. I also enjoyed when he opened the drawer and we saw all the other revolvers!
  9. The interaction between the two characters is pretty typical of the romantic stereotype of the man pursuing the woman straightforwardly with the woman "playing hard to get." She didn't show interest until he started singing, and I found it refreshing that she didn't hide that interest. I expected her to say something like "well, you're all right I guess," but instead she complimented his voice. The interaction was very humorous as well with the name switching.
  10. I would agree that this clip shows a brighter view of life. It's light and frivolous, and Anna Held, even though she is going to make a huge decision, jokes about it. I enjoyed the clip and am adding this film to my list to watch for sure! I noticed the theme of men fighting over a beautiful woman, also seen in Broadway Melody (and obviously many other films). In this case it was light-hearted. Ziegfield didn't seem that upset at first about missing Anna Held, and the way he smirked at Billings in the audience was pretty funny.
  11. It definitely feels like a romantic comedy with the meeting of Melanie and Mitch. They're both very flirty, and it doesn't feel like something terrible is going to happen. It feels light-hearted. The lack of a musical score to me sounds very eerie and foreboding. You'd think music would help make it feel this way, but you know what's coming with the birds, so it adds to the feeling that there's something wrong.
  12. The title and credits run across the screen in a frenzied way, and the music definitely adds to that feeling. This isn't going to be a relaxing film. Going through the window into the hotel room shows the voyeuristic nature of the film along with so many other Hitchcock films. The characters are in a hotel room in the middle of the day, establishing that they maybe don't care about social norms. Marion is saying she needs to go back to work but obviously doesn't really want to, and maybe these sort of character traits contribute to her deciding to run off with the money.
  13. The ROT matchbook is one of my favorite minor touches in this film. It shows Cary Grant's humor and ability to laugh at himself, and even though he's in a dangerous position now it's really ludicrous. The music definitely adds a feel of romance to the film, which is nice considering it's a spy thriller!
  14. The opening titles are communicating that this is not going to be a straightforward film. There will be questioning of reality on both our part and the characters' parts. It's meant to put us on edge, and it definitely works. The score helps immensely in this area as well. I thought the most powerful image was the word vertigo coming from the woman's eye. Is the woman experiencing vertigo or the cause of it? We aren't sure yet.
  15. One thing that stuck out to me with the opening shot is how we are introduced to characters who are important throughout the film. So many of Hitchcock's earlier films gave us background on characters we would never hear from again, but with this movie it's more purposeful. It also threw me looking at the POV shot and then noticing that Jimmy Stewart is actually asleep. We're the only ones seeing the scene. We can see that Jeff is a risk-taker, someone who always has action or something going on in his life. He seems exciting, due to the exciting photographs. But then of course he's stagna
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