1. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? Yes, totally! The realism of this time period was quite dreary. Everything about it is bright including the her beautiful light dress and those gorgeous flowers. Of course the attitudes are very light as well, all characters display a lighthearted way of thinking. Her response to the flowers and his throwing $$ around both speak to a lighthearted way of thinking and acting. 2. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era
I am not even sure where to start with this topic. I have cycled through so many musicals and I gravitate towards what is meaningful to me at that particular time in my life. I will say that overall I have been addicted to the performances from Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It doesn't get much better....
Currently, I am really enjoying Kiss Me Kate and have been watching more musicals from the 50's. I have a new found pleasure in listening to Kathryn Grayson sing. I am drawn to any films that have a strong female character like Kate. I typically enjoy the more glamorous musicals and started out watching the Follies and Busby Berkley productions.
I am super excited about starting from the beginning since I have never seen Broadway Melody (change that later today) and I am much more interested in studying film than ever.
I hope to have some sort of future in studying film or some similar field. This course is a big deal for me and I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!