Powell's dance was much more sensual with lots of hip action and high kicks. In this clip the dance seemed to be more important than the music supporting it. The music was only used as a backdrop and emphasis to the dance. This dance seems to reflect MGM style of everything being over the top and theatrical. Keeler's dance was much more fast paced and technical in performance. In this clip the dance seemed to be a complimant to the music with the song being the star of the clip instead of the dance. Warner Brothers was less reliant on musicals in the early days and this clip re
Mimela posted a topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSIn the first clip MacDonald is very annoyed with Eddy's constant flirting until he starts to sing for her. As the song progresses you see her relax and even start to respond in a flirtatious manner waving her hands and reaching out of the canoe to touch the water in time with Eddy's rowing. This returns to annoyance when he admits he uses the song on all the women he encounters. In the second clip McDonald seemed to use the piano as a security blanket never moving more than a few steps away from it. She grew even more uncomfortable after Eddy came in and eventually snuck out the back door.