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Dale Tremont

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  1. I don't know anything about costumes either, but boy, do I love to see them! ? I'm glad you brought the subject up because women's gowns were truly important in musicals. Especially in the movies Fred and Ginger did, as Ginger wanted her clothes to flow and become part of the dance (which they actually did, as many of her gowns are iconic). I actually don't think those dance numbers would have been the same if it weren't for Ginger's beautiful gowns, because they did a great job emphasizing the emotions and the gracefulness of those two. And regarding the Continental dress (if that'
  2. There’s always this “battle of the sexes” element in most of the Astaire-Rogers musicals. In this clip, however, I don’t think any of them are trying to prove they’re better than the other. I think this scene represents the realisation of how they weren’t so different after all, and that they could actually get along and have respect for each other, regardless of their genders or their first impressions. I believe this dance reflects how both man and woman can be equals, and it does it in such a subtle but marvellous way. Not only the clothes or the handshake at the end show us this, but also
  3. The “Lubitsch Touch” seems to be in how a dramatic situation in real life can actually be handled with wit on film, and in the sexual innuendo, for example, in the zipping of the dress. That moment shows why the woman is there: because her lover can do what his husband can’t. This scene alone tells us a lot about Maurice Chevalier’s character. He’s a man with much experience on women, as we can see from the garter and his ability to zip up a dress. He’s also unashamed of what he does because we can tell from the guns in the drawer that this isn’t the first time that he finds himself in t
  4. I watched “Rose Marie” today and it was my first Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy movie. I loved the interaction between them! The chemistry was great. Nelson Eddy’s serenate in the first clip was one of my favorite scenes, and I particularly liked the moment where they start singing other names instead of “Rose Marie”. I thought they were funny and adorable. This was my first Nelson Eddy movie ever, but I’ve seen Jeanette before. I love her because of her movies with Maurice Chevalier, where she is beautiful and with a great personality as always! She’s becoming one of my favorites for su
  5. I do believe the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life, like many other musicals. Especially the “cordial enemies”, which are very often seen in musicals (or 1930s movies in general, at least from what I’ve seen!). The “unrealistic” side of the genre is one of the reasons why many people don’t want to watch musicals, but what's wrong with that? Romance, comedy, music, and stunning visual metaphors are often used to depict a “brighter perspective” on life which we love, but I also think the musical genre criticizes society in its own way, without making it seem too obvious. It makes fun
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