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  1. 1.What was the first Judy Garland film you recall watching? What was your impression of her? My first Judy Garland film was of course, The Wizard of Oz. As a child, I was fascinated by her voice, acting, and how comfortable she was with the other characters. When I watched it at an older age, what impressed me was how someone could be so genuine in her playing a fairytale like story and make it so believable. 2.How do you view her differently after viewing these clips than you might have viewed her previously? I see her as a versatile performer, specifically dancer. Me and
  2. What other aspects of battle of the sexes do you see indicated in this clip or in the film Top Hat? I am not sure that it is so much a battle of the sexes or the demonstration of a strong woman in a time when not many existed. When he challenges her, she meets him and then raises the bar. An example of this was when he performed one of the first steps and she adds multiple sounds when she executes it. I feel like this was more of a showing off demonstration than a "battle" persay. How does this film distinguish itself from other Depression era musicals we have watched or discuss
  3. 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. The opening scene while Cohen marches up the stairs of the White House and then jumping to a street parade in the late 1800s is a great demonstration of patriotism. It showed that patriotic parades and American themes have been present for quite some time. Listen carefully to the dialogue in these scenes. In what ways does the dialogue and/or the screenplay work to boost American morale? Qu
  4. When I was about 12 years old, I developed the biggest crush on Gene Kelly while watching On the Town. About 15 years later, I went on to play "Ivy Smith" in a stage production of the show. I was so disappointed in the book of the stage show! Not the film at all! But I learned that there are some instances where the film might actually improve upon a book. Especially since, in this case, it was based upon a ballet by Jerome Robbins. Nevertheless, because of Gene Kelly's charm and Leonard Bernstein's brilliant score, I find myself closing my eyes and swaying to the music of this fantastic
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