Unformatted text preview: ° The movie has a structural exuberance – there are so many different genres of performance going on at once ° The gap between the outer (formal façade) and the inner (much more energetic intrinsic human energy) o The place of dance and song ° Faced with the boring elocution expert, the characters improvise a dance ° Couches and staircases become elements of the dance – the space is transformed, and the ordinary objects become props ° This is somehow connected to the somehow naïve exuberance of American culture – our ordinary talk can be edged into song, or normal walking can become dance • This has to do with the appeal of Musicals for their audiences – forms of freedom are particularly enacted....
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- Fall '10
- Debbie Reynolds, boring elocution expert, intrinsic human energy, ???? One central theme, naïve exuberance