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  1. Explore any common themes and filmmaking techniques in a very different movie also directed by George Cukor, Gaslight. I ADORE the movie Gaslight! Bergman and Boyer are amazing! This particular scene in My Fair Lady is extremely reminiscent of Gaslight in the attitudes of the men toward the women. SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN GASLIGHT. (And if you haven’t, seriously, what are you doing with your life?) In both films the men use emotional and mental manipulation to make themselves out as the put-upon benefactor and the women over-reacting, emotionally unstable lunatics. Bo
  2. 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? I think it would have come off as too over-the-top if she’d added any more expression to the song. Her character’s motivation in this song was to try to subtly flirt with Nick. She’s awkwardly trying to get him to fall for her, but she doesn’t know how to since she doesn’t have the experience. She knows she can’t come right out and say what she wants, but she’s attempting to let him know anyway. Any more expression wouldn
  3. There are some things that I just have to say about Funny Girl (yes, I’m slightly behind in my class work). 1. In the lecture video Rystrum (sp?) says that Fanny chose her career over Nick, but I have to disagree with that. She let him go because she knew it was what he wanted, but she made it sound like she agreed. She does this earlier in the film when he comes back from Kansas having lost everything. Before he even says anything, she knows and says the house is inconvenient to the theatre. While it may be, she loves that house, you know this from the care she took in making it a home
  4. How do the pre-dance movements of O’Connor and Kelly compare to their actual dance movements? Their movements before dancing are more restricted and controlled. They’re being reserved as polite society would expect. Once they begin dancing they are more open. They’re still controlled, meaning thoughtful, but they have more of a “go-with-the-flow” feeling. Watch the Professor all the way through and consider the role of the straight man. He provides the actual comedy in the scene because of his facial expressions and dumbfoundedness, his uncertainty in what’s even happening. If he was
  5. I’m not sure what the first Garland movie was that I saw, probably Wizard of Oz. But no matter what, Judy was always Judy. Watching Wizard of Oz, For Me and My Gal, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Easter Parade all in a row has given me a much clearer vision of her growth as an actress. She went from being a character in a story to being the story itself. She's a Hollywood staple. I think what I admire most about her is her range of emotion- from her comedy to her tears, she puts all of herself into every role. I’ll probably cause some heart attacks, but I’ve not seen A Star is Born - yet. I’l
  6. That’s great...but I have Sling, which isn’t currently listed as a partner. So the app won’t work for me.
  7. Is there anyway that TCM can partner with Sling TV? The app doesn’t work without a provider, but Sling isn’t listed as a provider, so I’ve had to purchase each of the films I’ve watched through amazon rentals, which means I haven’t been able to watch very many because it’s $3-$6 per movie. I’m enjoying the course, and some of the movies I own or have seen, so I’m not concerned about those. But since I aimed to broaden my base with this class I would really like to watch more than a couple movies each week. Somethig to consider, please.
  8. Not just musically (because, c’mon, it’s the Beatles) but cinematically, right?? I mean, the cinematography and effects are just stunning for that whole film!
  9. What other aspects of battle of the sexes do you see indicated in this clip or in the film Top Hat? Throughout the film you can see the battle of the sexes play out within each of the couples. Jerry/Dale: obviously the need to be equals in the partnership, Dale making sure that Jerry sees her as strong and independent, a woman who will not be overrun. And that appeals to Jerry. He appreciates her all the more because of this. This is a woman who can keep up with him not only physically but mentally. Madge/Horace and Dale/Alberto: in these pairings the roles are somewhat revers
  10. 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)? The props are the most telling feature, particularly the drawer full of revolvers. The film stereotype of European women being overly dramatic, especially about love and relationships, is the obvious meaning behind all the guns - each representing a different woman he’s used. This is practically a neon sign pointing to his cavalier attitude toward women and sex. This is also apparent by the extra garter, as its modern day equivalent
  11. 3. Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might youimagine it might have been filmed or scripted differently if it had been pre-code? Give specific examples I think one way it may have been different pre-code is that, since she’s backstage, the men would have burst in on her in some state of undress, as you discussed in your video about that being a way to make things a little more risqué. Additionally, the rivalry between Ziegfeld and Billings could possibly have also been scripted with more than just smug/concerned looks and racing eac
  12. I had issues on my iPad with the tap part (guitar hero part) bc each time I would tap, my screen size would adjust. It’s probably user error, but still annoying. The matching part worked fine though.
  13. I grew up on musicals, so picking a favorite is impossible. Bursting out into song was just something that happened in my family. My go-tos for the classics (generally) are: Singin’ in the Rain; Oklahoma; Meet Me in St. Louis; and Hello Dolly. For modern musicals: Across the Universe; Mama Mia; and Annie.
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