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  1. 1. What other aspects of battle of the sexes do you see indicated in this clip or in the film Top Hat? When these two dance in most of their films, they are very evenly matched and a pleasure to watch. I guess I never saw it as a battle between the sexes - more a delightful competition between two very talented people. They must have had a lot of fun together. 2. How does this film distinguish itself from other Depression era musicals we have watched or discussed this week? The film is more sophisticated as sound and technique are improving. I remember watching this as a child and then a
  2. 1. What do you notice about the Lubitsch touch? How do the props, the dialogue, and the staging help you understand the character of Alfred (Maurice Chevalier)? I thought this was a delightful scene. I had never heard of the Lubitsch touch. I want to meet Alfred because he is charming and fun. I liked the way he spoke English to the audience. The props helped to explain what was happening between the characters. The drawer full of guns was a great way to let us in on the female character. She was a busy girl! 2. Based on this scene, what are some of the things you notice about the scene’
  3. 1. What do you notice about the interaction between the characters in these two scenes? Please give specific examples Jeanette MacDonald's character Marie seems more relaxed after she hears the song. I liked her way of chiding Nelson Eddy about the other women he might name in the song. The second scene shows Marie to be out of her element. She does try to mimic the other female singer which I found humorous. 2. If you have seen either or both of these actors in other films or television shows, please share your perceptions about them. I cannot remember seeing them other than in cli
  4. 1. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? I know that I do not always want to see real life represented in a movie - I want glamour, adventure and romance! I think musicals should be fun and maybe a little unrealistic. 2. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era musicals? I think that showing wealth (the large tip to the doorman, "all the orchids in the world") in a movie during the depression allowed people to forget for a few moments the money problems everyone
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