DAILY DOSE OF DELIGHT #16 (From FUNNY GIRL) in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Posted June 29, 2018 We've finally reached the final Daily Dose of Delight. It's been fun, guys! 1. How might Streisand’s performance of the song “People” have felt different in the film, had she been more theatrical and expressive, perhaps even belting her song more? The tenderness of the moment would have been lost. The song is meant to be largely introspective, and singing it over-the-top and bombastically would have ruined the moment. 2. Note the emotional transition moments in this scene: how do the two characters relate to each other as the lyrics are sung? They are clearly attracted to each other, but for various reasons, neither is yet willing to admit it. They become more open toward each other as the song progresses. 3. How does the direction and editing of this scene support Streisand’s performance? Be specific about blocking, reaction shots, etc. She's being introspective, and quiet, thinking of her love for Nick, but she is conflicted, because he's a gambler. She moves away from Nick, needing space to reflect on her feelings.