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Anne R.

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  1. What do you notice about the interaction between the characters in these two scenes? Please give specific examples. It is obvious that Sgt. Bruce is attracted to Marie in the first clip. In the beginning she is focused on her need to get across the lake to find her brother but she can’t tell the Mountie about her brother since he is a prison escapee. Being slightly elusive makes her more intriguing. Sgt. Bruce begins to break through her mental barrier as he sings to her but her defenses rise again when she perceives that he has sung this song on other occasions to other girls.
  2. In Canvas open Mad About Musicals course. Click on Modules. Click on 6/4 - An Historical Overview. Click on Week 1: Monday. Under Table of Contents, scroll down (quite a way down) to Daily Dose. Go down to the blue bar that says Launch External Tool. It will open a new screen where you can play the film clip.
  3. 1. Films provided an escape from the dreary prospects of the depression era. The focus is usually on the lifestyle of those perceived as being wealthy. Even characters of lower income brackets were often dressed in very nice clothing. Dialogue was often flippant, as we saw in this clip, downplaying serious matters such as money. 2. Their approach to dialogue was fast-paced and did not come across as real conversations. It was entertaining with lots of wise-cracks and one-liners. The back stage musicals would be a favorite theme of musicals through the years. Lifestyles of the rich and fam
  4. I was born and raised in Missouri so I love the history alluded to in Meet Me in St. Louis. The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka the World’s Fair) was a tremendous event which becomes a fabulous backdrop for this film. Judy Garland was wonderful in this film! The songs are memorable and sing-able. I’ve enjoyed this movie over and over. Another favorite musical is Singin’ in the Rain. Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Conner give believable performances as three great friends going up against the powers that be - and WINNING! It always leaves me with a positive feeling. Their
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