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Sunday, March 31, 2013

In Your Easter Bonnet, March 31, 2013

In your Easter Bonnet, EASTER PARADE
 
It's Easter. I'm reminded of simpler times when I hear Bing Crosby or Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing 'Easter Parade' by Irving Berlin. I enjoyed Judy and Fred's scene below in which some subtle (pre-equal rights movement for women) play is on display when Judy and Fred reverse gender roles.
 
It's a bit of a stretch to work in the male POV here. I could say that I love the romance and am building my own blog memory of what attracks me, which is true. But I also believe a good romance can also have some fun with role playing. Who doesn't enjoy a story with a tom boy or a tom boyish scene. But can the same be said for a metro-sexual male (like Fred Astaire)? More power to the writer who can sell a "beta" (not alpha) male or show an arc for the male character changing from beta to alpha or somewhere inbetween. Was Fred a beta or alpha? His screen romances certainly sold.
 

Judy Garland was hounded by the studios to lose weight, which led her to drug addiction and eventual suicide. Judy had a natural beauty that shouldn't have been messed with. Besides her primary draw at the box office came from her singing and her history as a child actress. The producers missed the point to why the public would go out to see a Judy Garland movie.

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