That one had some pretty amusing parts. Isn’t George a little young to be dating? And yes, he and the girl are pretty mismatched, height-wise. Actually, a lot of the kids here seem pretty young to be dating.Kitty wrote: ↑Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:20 amAnd the last one for today is Beginning to Date (1953)
This one is from the boy's perspective, which is nice, and it deals with a boy asking his first date out. He is significantly shorter than the girl he asks, but no one seems to notice or care.
Actually, a lot of the kids here seem pretty young to be dating.
That’s some pretty odd dance music here with the piano and snare drum combo.
Yes, I’ve been in those situations, too.. And they can be painful when you’re young; that’s what makes this one poignant. And there isn’t always a “good guy” like Marcie to make the outsider feel included.
I think I remember reading about the Young America films that a lot of them were filmed at an actual high school in Maryland, using actual students the school (maybe with a few professional actors thrown in as ringers). That might account for some of the colorings of Southern accent you hear.
Yeah, I see what you mean. I think he was kind of supposed to be the comic relief; he even seemed to join in the joke with some of his own comments.Kitty wrote: ↑Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:23 amI felt a little bad for the chubby kid. That was a mean comment that the girl made when he asked what they were going to eat at the party. I mean, it was a legit question, and if one of the girls asked what kind of snacks they were going to plan on having, they wouldn't have made that comment.
Yes, that’s one of the two things that bothered me about the ending. Susan Jane feels she must go all out to prove herself and has read a book to “make people like you.” The thing is, the narration seems to be in agreement that this is the best course, and ponders "Will it be enough?" I think she should be friendly, but also be who she is, and not feel the necessity of forcing the others to like her.
Well, though the questions were good ones and well-intended, one thing about them kind of bothered me. If this was shown and discussed in an actual classroom (which I guess it was), mightn’t they lead to an embarrassing situation? I.e., how could any students really answer the questions without bringing up aloud the name of the student they may be ignoring?
Yes, it does suit her. And did you notice this is the same actress (though older) that is in The Snob? Her acting had improved a lot by then.
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