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Kim H-H

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  1. Viewing this clip, I am reminded of other musicals where the future relationship between characters is 'foreshadowed' in a song ('Only Make Believe' from Showboat, 'If I Loved You' from Carousel, etc.) It's obvious that there's a romantic attraction, but it's too early in the film/show or the 'slow burn' is intentional for dramatic effect when the relationship is finally allowed to bloom. These two are obviously 'into' each other, or at the least, very intrigued by that notion. The flirtatious banter and eye contact are impossible to ignore. He is hardly shy about stating his interest in her,
  2. 1. The song lyrics sung by Ms Held speak directly to the light-hearted tone the film was trying to convey: 'Come play with me, play with me....' There wasn't a lot of time (or money) for playfulness in the reality of 1929, so entertainments like this offered a much-needed escapism to a world-weary audience. 2. I might reasonably expect to see more of these 'escapist' type themes, such as playfulness, romance, light-hearted competition, 'starry-eyed' optimism, and general frivolity. 3.A pre-code version of this film would likely have featured a more-than-implied flirtatiousness bet
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