1. Yes, I think the film does give off the larger than life perspective. I think this is shown in the sets, costumes, and even the dialogue. Everything is extravagant and a little unrealistic. 2. I felt there would be discussions of money or some sort of sufferings from the characters. Although, everyone is rich and successful in the clip so they rely on a love triangle trope. So I can assume there is a lighthearted romance in other depression era films. 3. She would not have shined the mirror since it would become a hazard to everyone filming the scene. Then, she would not be shown undressing but she would go into another room to change.