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  1. 1. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? Yes I agree that this clip demonstrates a different perspective than reality. The whole tone is upbeat and the song she sings is very catchy, as well as, fun to listen to. The reality of life during this time is that many people had lost their almost everything and were working very hard for little reward. This film seems to take viewers away to happier and more affluent times. There were parts of the clip that were very unrealistic such as the delivery of the orchids and going to watch a show wearing formal attire and having an orchestra. 2. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era musicals? I would expect to hear similar lively music and dancing, more affluence and opulence, exotic locals, and well dressed ladies and gentlemen. 3. Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might you imagine it might have been filmed or scripted differently if it had been pre-code? Give specific examples. There probably would have been younger actors and actresses, less choreographed musical numbers, simpler songs and dances, etc. The language would have been simple and easily understood for a variety of audiences. There might have been even more detail into her childhood and his not so faithful ways. And definitely less on the costumes. I don't feel they would have been quite so covered up. Especially in her dressing room scene, she never even changes out of the dress.
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