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  1. What do you notice about the interaction between the characters in these two scenes? Please give specific examples. They are both attracted to each other, but she is playing hard to get. Like the way she teases him about the interchangeable name in the song. She was still flattered she just refused to show it.She may not know at this point that she is attracted to him but she is. If you have seen either or both of these actors in other films or television shows, please share your perceptions about them. I have seen them in other films together. What do these clips tell you about the male/female relationships as they are depicted in the films during this era? It would appear that you have your good girl vs the bad girl. You can be the bad girl that runs around has lots of fun and is popular but that will not get you a husband. Or you can be the good girl just trying to make a life and end up with a good husband and life. What norms might you expect are supported under the Hollywood Film Code? Look but don't touch.
  2. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? Yes I do. This was during the depression. People worked hard and have very little. I feel that when they could afford to go the the movies they wanted to see happiness, what hard work go(ie, make you a millionaire, or a famous singer). With that said I think most people knew that hard work might get ahead,they weren't going to be or marry a millionaire. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era musicals?that life is good, all you need to do is work hard to achieve it or find and marry a rich man. Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might you imagine it might have been filmed or scripted differently if it had been pre-code? Give specific examples. One of the first things is that I think it would have been know that Ziegfeld and Held were not legally married. I also think it may have shown more details about the affairs he had with other women. I also understand that the girls of the Ziegfeld Follies usually didn't wear much more than a scrape of fabric here and a sequin there to preserve modesty so they probably would show that more.
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