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  1. 1. What do you notice about the way the scene is directed as Petunia goes to Joe’s bedside and as we cut to her outside hanging laundry? What does this tell us about her relationship, and the connection to the song? When Petunia sings her song at Joe's bedside, she is focused solely on him. It is lit lovingly and filmed in such a way that the viewer knows her devotion to Joe is front of mind for Petunia. As the scene moves outside while she is doing laundry, the focus becomes more general. It becomes clear that Petunia's devotion to Joe is somehow her mission in life. She is almost singin
  2. 1. What was the first Judy Garland film you recall watching? What was your first impression of her? "The Wizard of Oz". Back in the day, the networks played that film each year. I saw it as a kid and was mesmerized. I remember being struck by her amazing singing talent. Years later (I've seen the film countless times and I own a special edition DVD), I was even more impressed with her acting ability. 2. How do you view her differently after viewing these clips than you might have viewed her previously? I'm impressed with her versatility. I've always known about her many musicals
  3. I was never a fan of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, thinking of their singing as archaic and stiff. I admit I haven't seen any of their films all the way through. But after viewing this Daily Dose #2 and the film clips, I am indeed intrigued. I was struck by their acting during both film clips, especially during the saloon scene. There is such tenderness and pathos in the looks they exchange during that scene. No dialogue, everything is in their eyes and facial expressions. Jeanette MacDonald is funny and at the same time sad in that scene. I need to give one of their films a chance after
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