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  1. 1. Well, film is different from theatre because of the Camera(s) being capable of making all kinds of shots [by the time this film was filmed] while filming & Editing as part of the post production! Streisand’s performance of the song “People” starts from her talking with Sharif on the sidewalk. The song is Still treated as Part of "the Date". So, Moving camera(s) Around to create still shots and dolly shots while Zooming In and Out, then Editing all these camera shots as a polished sequence for Viewers to see everything on the big screen definitely produced a More Natural musical sequ
  2. 1. Both films, "My Fair Lady" and "Gaslight" in this case/in question, had the "Same" Director, George Cukor. Then, the Two Stories in Two Different Genres actually share the Similar/Same Theme: The two Leading Female characters are both removed from their Familiar environments to totally "Foreign" environments, to be exact, two big luxurious houses in London, England ... respectively! The two leading female characters both move into two big luxurious houses in London, English [just] to Fall UNDER the Control of the two Controlling leading male characters ... respectivel
  3. 1. All other Musical Films' leading guys are mostly Good Looking guys, and their Characters are mostly Good Looking "GOOD" guys and Heterosexual whenever Romantic elements involved to Get the Gals in the stories/films. But Robert Preston's character in "The Music Man" is actually a "Con ARTIST"/"Con Man", then A character as A Homosexual performer in night clubs in "Victor/Victoria"! Thus, in both films, both his characters need no REAL/TRUE romantic relationship with any female character in both films respectively. In the past, yes, being a Heterosexual male character and pursuin
  4. 1. Shouldn't THIS be considered the Most Iconic Presentation for all the aggressive mothers, throughout the decades in the modern history, pushing their children to fulfil the dreams on some kind of stage, e.g. show business, beauty pageant, ... etc., these mothers can't achieve and even to make a living out of their children's hard works and sufferings?! Unsure why the video clip we watch here is considered "backwards to classical musicals". Sure, the story is set in the early 1920s, and of course, rich people would NOT send their children to audition for vaudeville circuits. So,
  5. 1. Even though, in this film, "Paris" was built in ... just ... A Back Lot of MGM's film studio, it did NOT fail to deliver the Realist-ism to bring up the Feels of any audience/viewer being in Paris. However, the Ending "Ballet" in this film was to deliver The Fantasy, i.e. by default, being Unrealistic. Besides, all the ballet performances on stage are always considered as a form of Art to use human body movements to tell stories while expressing feelings, and human feelings are mostly considered Abstract by themselves. It actually gives viewers the Visual Contrast to enjoy the story wit
  6. 1. In MY opinion, the Pre-Dance movements of O’Connor and Kelly actually made them perform the Comedic elements in this segment. On the other hand their actual Dance movements made them perform the Main elements of this segment. 2. Also, in MY opinion, the Professor, supposedly served as the role of the straight man, actually switched this role's Function from the Straight Man during the Pre-Dance movements performed by O'Connor & Kelly to the Comic Relief and the Representative on behalf of the Audience during the Dance Movements performed by O'Connor & Kelly! 3. The Pro
  7. 1. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the first half of the film, Calamity Jane was more like the females been joining & participating the Mainstream workforce during World War II. Then the War was over, all these female Workers were NO LONGER considered needed in Mainstream workforce which was the Transition of the Romance & Jealousy occurring in the film. Now, Calamity Jane had to start wearing a Pink Ballgown to do the Girly things. The society wanted Working Females to go back homes and kitchens where they considered females belonged ... regardless these females's capabilit
  8. 1. At the beginning of this clip, Astaire is to be convinced by the other three to join those three's idea. Then, Astaire shows he is sceptic but listening. Finally, Astaire is convinced to join and collaborate. But at all three stages, all Four performers are never separated as TWO Sides of people completely. AT the Beginning, Three are AROUND the One, i.e. Astaire, to convince at Astaire's Left and Right, leaving the Front View clear for the camera, of course. During the talk, the Three does take turns to APPROACH the One, i.e. Astaire, from Astaire's Left and Right, with movi
  9. 1. I think Petunia's moving from the Bedroom to the Yard shows How Happy she is for her life. Bedroom was a smaller confined space and NOT very Bright. On the Other hand, the yard to hang laundry is Open Bright Space to Interact with Fresh Air, Neighbours/Friends. Sure, Little Joe was Still on the Bed in Bedroom, now he's Also in the Yard to enjoy Open Bright Space to interact with Petunia, Fresh Air, and People in his New/Re-born Life! 2. A Mother singing about her child, instead of a Wife singing about her husband?! Well, it would only change from Romantic Love to Motherly Love, w
  10. 1. In my opinion, the music was made then pre-recorded based on the screenplay which had already been Choreographed. Thus, you do see these two characters' movements and the song, both the lyrics and the musical arrangements, along with the Sound Effects, Matched Perfectly! Of course, in this clip and also this film, Garrett's character is the Aggressor and Sinatra's character is the Passive one. He even did NOT get the chance to SING much. It's all her movements to initiate, such as to "Play" the Ball, to Chase him everywhere to Corner him, to pick him up on her shoulders, and even to ca
  11. 1. Either "Wizard of Oz" or a film with Mickey Rooney could be my first encounter with Judy Garland in films. I was Little, so my impression was toward whatever happened in the film, e.g. I did NOT think she was much older than her characters. I did NOT particularly impressed by her singing and dancing since I could tell Shirley Temple was "Younger" and could sing and dance Very Well, Too! Of course, as an adult, I am more impressed with her after watching more films of hers throughout the years. 2. In the 2 clips we watch here, Judy Garland has no problem to perform her singing, dan
  12. 1. What Else can go over the top than showing a patriotic performer meeting the President of the United States of America leading the whole country throughout the World War II in the White House for his performance as the President as in a biographic film?! Well, White House itself, all the portraits of the former Presidents along the stairs, National Flags, the 4th July Parade, and the conversation between Cohan and the President were designed to promote American values for audiences during World War II. 2. Basically, the whole conversation between Cohan and the President is meant to
  13. 1. This clip shows Rogers is NOT to Follow the Lead as lots of Ballroom Dances they do together. Rogers and Astaire dance together more as Synchronised Dance. So, one may consider THIS as the Battle of Sexes, or Battle of Gender. 2. It's A "Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers" Musical Film! I mean the "Iconic" status. 3. Screwball Comedies went for something More Different from the era they were made, especially, in Gender Roles. Males were NOT always in Lead or NOT always got their way with Females.
  14. 1. "The Lubitsch Touch" is on the props, the dialogue, and the staging to show Count Alfred Renard was totally a Casanova, womaniser, playboy ...... i.e just NOT A [Royal] Marriage Material. Look at all the female clothing/fashion accessories, and how many guns, he collected from all those married females he had affairs with in the drawer! Arguing in French with this female whose husband came to catch them "in action" gives you more of the Details of this character for sure. Arguing from another room into this living room where WE are watching implies that "another" room was the B
  15. 1. At the beginning, Rose Marie was indifferent to Bruce because she, to a certain degree, definitely was uncomfortable with someone going to arrest her brother. Sure, romance occurred during their travelling together. Thus, she was upset when he was with TWO other women coming in the saloon. Typical, isn't it?! A Little Jealousy there! 2. To tell the truth, I don't remember IF I have seen/watched them together in films or TV shows. Too young to remember ... even though I have watched A LOT of OLD [Musical] Films with Parents and Grandfather while Little. But, I Do distinctively r
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