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  1. What do you notice about the Lubitsch touch? How do the props, the dialogue, and the staging help you understand the character of Alfred (Maurice Chevalier)? I appreciated the less than subtle visual cues. Watching these early films makes me think about how often we use superfluous words to explain things. With just a few visuals, we understand the characters and circumstances. The props and dialogue help (break the fourth wall, the guns, the garter - as other have mentioned). But I was drawn to the facial expressions. Chevalier gives a great smirk in his close up. And the close up of the wo
  2. Wow! A great thread! I find myself rewatching Singin' in the Rain often. I just read a book all about the making of the film. It's titled, "Singin' in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece" If you're looking for a fun summer read, I highly recommend. Other favorites include: Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Funny Girl (1968), Summer Stock (1950), Camp (2003), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). I'm not sure if this counts, but I love Waiting For Guffman (1996). I can quote it backwards and forwards. I work in musical theater often a
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