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  1. Comments on today's Podcast, Friday 6/15/18 Week 2 1940's Musicals. First, love the course and the Musicals. Today was the first time I was disappointed by something. The podcast was too long, almost 40 minutes; and very disjointed. Sorry to say but Dr. Edwards seemed unprepared or he forgot his notes. He was all over the place and off-topic several times. It started off fine but then went off on a tangent with Dr. Ament trying to bring it back on course. The last five minutes finally wrapped up well. Just my opinion. Anyone else? Note: Just to be clear, I had no problem with the con
  2. 1. In the first in the boat, which is so chaste it squeaks, Nelson is trying to flirt (badly) and impress Jeanette. Not until she mentions an Italian tenor that she might be interested in, does Nelson feel he could compete with the guy, (I feel a song is coming!).So he sings, rather well and she's fairly impressed and surprised. He points out the use of her name, (big mistake) then she points out that he must change the name to accommodate whom ever he happens to be singing to at the time. He admits she's right. Scene is amusing, highlights his ability to sing, and cornball humor. Loved her ro
  3. yes true. La La Land proves we still need this genre and we still escapism from our realities!
  4. 1. As with most Depression Era Musicals or movies, they were made to lift everyone's spirits so for an hour or so they could be entertained and not think of their reality, and enjoy a finer and lighter life even though it was on screen. Both my parents, born in 1917, lived through the Depression. 2. The flirtation of women to men to get what they want is a theme that plays throughout most of the Depression Era musicals and movies; and well into the 1940's. Usually the talented young waif comes from a poor family, out of town somewhere in ole USA, just dying to make it big in NYC. She meet
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