Everything posted by KimA
I really enjoyed this clip of a movie I have not seen but look forward to it. The characters really played off of each other very well highlighting the ensemble aspect of the movie. In this scene, they are a true ensemble where each take equal part in the song and dance. It's full of comic timing and sight gags and each of them is included. I also loved the way the end of the song incorporated "The American Way" which emphasizes the theme of the 1950s and American prominence. Can't wait to see the entire film.
Well, because The Wizard of Oz is one of my top 5 movies, that is the one that I first remember seeing Judy Garland and my impression was how fully she commanded each scene she was in - even at her young age. She had a maturity about her even though she was portraying a young girl. How talented she was! In seeing the later films she was in, I think I underestimated her talent. She was certainly not just a child star with brief stardom - she was an exceptionally talented woman. I was shocked to realize that she never won an Academy Award. I certainly think she was deserving.
I loved watching this clip. I have not seen this movie but would definitely like to watch the entire film. You can see how this film was a production reflective of the times and the effect of the Code in the way it was depicted. Very interesting.