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  1. As you look back to the masculine performances in musicals of past decades, what changes in male representation, and performance would you say are most noticeable? Early musicals portrayed very manly men who fit certain criteria. Charming, handsome, confident, above women in s their manner of thinking. There was a formality of dress and mannerisms as well. Victor/Victoria heads away from societal norms and allows for a more gender fluid male portrayal. What other specific qualities do you notice about Robert Preston in either or both of these clips? Have you seen any Robert Prest
  2. In what ways does this scene look backwards to classical musicals and how does it look ahead to new disruptions that we now know will happen in the movie musical? I think the scenery stays true to classic form pulling in the audience with lots of colors and bright active backgrounds. It foreshadows chaos with so many people on stage so many different types of acts and the conflict between the boss and the announcer. This is the introduction of Mama Rose in the film. Comment on Rosalind Russell’s entrance and performance especially as a traditionally trained stage and film actress
  3. Does a movie that has as stylized a scene as An American in Paris’ ending ballet need to use a less-than-realistic, stylized approach throughout the film? I think there is a good mix of media. I feel as though the director did a great job of portraying france without leaving the states. Just enough detail to make it appear true to form. What keeps Jerry Mulligan from being completely unlikeable in a scene in which he acts pretty darn unlikeable? His charm. Hes a bit of a stubborn head. He has a bit of an ego. He doesn't care what the one lady in red says but is almost falli
  4. How do the pre-dance movements of O’Connor and Kelly compare to their actual dance movements? I find the scene to be a bit boring before the dance portion starts. They are obviously gearing up for a dance number as they seem to be moving around quite a bit and there is a whimsical feeling watching him mock the lesson Watch the Professor all the way through and consider the role of the straight man. The professor seems to think they are there for a lesson but quickly realizes they want to goof off and appears to become a bit uncomfortable. How do the representations
  5. As you reflect upon female representation in the 1950s, where do you think this film character falls in the continuum? Why? I think male roles do not evolve nearly as much as female roles. Calamity Jane is interesting because it begins to truly showcase a woman in a mans world. Does she embarrass herself ? Yes? But she still seems to come out those moments as one of the guys. Which is monumental in changing the way women are perceived. How do you think Doris Day grows as an actress in her various roles in the 1950s, before and after this musical? I have not had the opportunity
  6. As you watch the interaction between the four characters in this scene, what do you notice about the way they include each other or relate to one another? How is it different from early musicals we have discussed? The earlier musicals showcased stars one at at time. Although they may have shared the scene there was always a pull for power between the actors. In this scene these 4 feel like such good friends they could be family; they gesture the same, have the same color scheme. The whole scene flows right into the musical number and is seamless, whereas earlier musicals felt more clunky
  7. I love the importance of spotlighting African American culture at that time. It not only shows how different we all are at the same time, it proves we all have the same wants and needs. What do you notice about the way the scene is directed as Petunia goes to Joe’s bedside and as we cut to her outside hanging laundry? What does this tell us about her relationship, and the connection to the song? I love this scene but i do find it a bit intense. Her dedication to her husband is wonderful but the song makes it seem he is her entire world when clearly she is not his entire
  8. Shirley and Dennis chemistry kind of fell flat for me. But i'd still be interested to see the entire film before complete critique. Thinking like a director and editor, describe how each shot spotlights key actions. The camera moves very well with each character and draws attention to the sharp movements of the pair. At first Dennis is relaxed but then tenses as Shirley approaches and leads him into her arms which he still appears to be fighting as we clip ends. He never seems comfortable with her just like she never seems comfortable trying to control him. The moveme
  9. I am so glad we took the time to draw attention to Judy Garland. She is someone i have been wanting to watch more musicals as i find her talent outshines most stars of any musical. You only need to see her once to know you would see her again. What was the first Judy Garland film you recall watching? What was your first impression of her Of course The Wizard of Oz but i had also seen parts of Meet Me In St. Louis before i realized who Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was. Her voice and presence cannot be duplicated. I have always felt she takes the spotlight of any film
  10. I am intrigued by this clip and want to look up this musical to view for sure. I have heard of it but have never seen it, and even in the small clip i can see the difference a decade can make to musicals. Describe how the scenes in today’s Daily Dose were designed to promote American values for audiences during World War II. Be specific. Refer to props, set design, settings, etc. in your answer.I I think the first part of the clip where they are walking up the stairs through the hallway with all the portraits, entering the presidents office. Also the flash back to the parade
  11. I've always enjoyed musicals but never thought about what makes a musical until this past weekend. This course has really got me thinking. I feel like sometimes we associate a musical because it already been labeled as such. So when you think about a movie like Wizard of Oz that i also never thought of as a musical, to me it definitely fits the definition of one in my head. To me a musical is a story that is told through music. (usually choreography goes along side). Most people don't break out in melodies in day to day conversations, although i do find that an entertaining th
  12. I loved the clips of Eleanor and Ruby. I found their styles to be quite different than the tap in Top Hat. I found Eleanor to be much more smooth and entertaining. I am counting down to The Wizard of Oz right now! What other aspects of battle of the sexes do you see indicated in this clip or in the film Top Hat I saw a battle between friends. Both man and woman as equal dancers but challenging the other to be the best. From the outfits right down to tap technique it was a mirror image of talent. This is different from other musicals we have watched this week. H
  13. I really enjoyed The Broadway Melody last night. It was really cool to see Dr Ament introduce the film and see an add run for this course. I am thrilled to learn so much. I am a fan of "screwball comedy" and enjoyed this clip (okay maybe a little too short) but i will go find it the full movie to enjoy the rest. 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 To me this is the very beginning of comedy. Some of it may be missed by many. I think its one of those movies you can
  14. I loved watching both scenes and was surprised by the rawness of the exposure of the female lead. I am loving that i can discover how different these early musicals really were; from filming to perspectives its just really cool to see. In the beginning it appears the guy is a bit of a womanizer but has fallen for the beauty he is transporting. I think he likes her because shes not like other women and i think she ends of liking him because of it. I have not seen either of these two in anything before but was very surprised by the set of pipes on the main guy. If i had been sitting in t
  15. I have not seen very many early musicals so i am looking for quite a bit of knowledge to gain. I enjoyed this clip and look forward to tuning into The Broadway Melody tomorrow night. 1.Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? I think this clip shows a good amount of obvious joy being portrayed. How can one not smile at flowers at the same time dismissing the guy who sent (jr is he a little boy? hahaha) only to agree to meet up with him. Lifts one spirits and brings a common ground. 2. What themes or approach
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