Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by LindaK

  1. 1. The woman finds a garter that isn't hers, indicating he's been with another woman. Alfred isn't surprised to see her husband. He watches calmly as the woman shoots herself, and then the husband shoots Alfred. It's clear that similar situations have happened before. 2. Movie opens with frivolous song, dancers, and champagne, all signs of wealth and lightheartedness. Butler's playful song indicates light spirit. Volume of conversation gets louder. Woman screams and shows garter. Music helps set the tone. 3. Frivolity, drama, conflict between lovers
  2. I'm from the Detroit, MI area, so some of my observations relate to Detroit history. 1. I agree with those who said the Fred/Ginger dance in the clip is like "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better". I also liked the snappy verbal sparring between the two. 2. The mistaken identity theme makes the plot more interesting. Both Jerry and Dale are established in their careers. (Even her name Dale suggests some degree of "just as good as a man". Also, mocking social norms is funny. Dale's friend Marge wasn't surprised that her "husband" (actually Jerry) flirted with Dale. 3. Here
  3. Thank you, GeezerNoir, for pointing out it was Gilda Gray with the tight dress and her famous shimmy. I had heard of her, but I don't think I've seen her before. I agree with your bad girl/good girl observation. When I see a mountie on TV, I am reminded of the cartoon character Dudley Do-Right. I automatically expect him to be a hero and save the damsels in distress. 1. In the first clip, it seems the mountie is trying to prove himself worthy of Marie. in the second clip, he comes in the saloon with TWO low-class girls. This time Marie doesn't fit in at all. (And so he sees th
  4. 1. In movies, characters and other details may be changed for several reasons, such as to meet code restrictions, for brevity, to relate to the main storyline, to heighten drama or comedy, to provide a clear contrast. 2. Possible themes: competition, success 3. I agree with those who said probably Anna Held would have had a more revealing costume. Precode, they might have chosen another actor to play Billings, to make competition more fierce. They might have shown arguments between Held and Ziegfeld.
  5. I'm with Suzanne about the two versions of "Showboat". I prefer the 1936 version. I didn't like changes to song lyrics in the 1951 version. In "Life Upon the Wicked Stage", originally, the last line was, "I got virtue, but it ain't been tested. No one's even interested." In the 1951 version, it's "I got talent, but it ain't been tested. No one's even interested." Changing the lyrics doesn't make sense to me. Didn't they realize she was saying she HAS virtue (although not by choice)? Other movies I suggest: "The Music Man", "Yellow Submarine", "Grease", and "Xanadu"
© 2021 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...