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Thursday, November 29, 2018

David Hoffman's Videos -- 4

In some of my previous articles here I have posted videos that I found on David Hoffman's YouTube channel. There he provides many videos about US culture during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Below are some videos that have appeared on his channel during recent months.





David Hoffman's Videos -- 3

In some of my previous articles here I have posted videos that I found on David Hoffman's YouTube channel. There he provides many videos about US culture during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Below are some videos that have appeared on his channel during recent months.





David Hoffman's Videos -- 2

In some of my previous articles here I have posted videos that I found on David Hoffman's YouTube channel. There he provides many videos about US culture during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Below are some videos that have appeared on his channel during recent months.





David Hoffman's Videos -- 1

In some of my previous articles here I have posted videos that I found on David Hoffman's YouTube channel. There he provides many videos about US culture during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Below are some videos that have appeared on his channel during recent months.





Monday, November 26, 2018

The 1986 Movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

The movie Dirty Dancing was released in August 1987, and the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released in June 1986. In both movies, Jennifer Grey played a resentful sibling of about high-school age.

* In Ferris Bueller's Day Off she plays the younger sister who resents her older brother, Ferris, who is a high-school senior who plays hooky from school.

* In Dirty Dancing she plays a 17-year-old, just graduated from high school, who resents her older sister's conventional feminine behavior.

Grey was born in 1960, so she was about 25 years old when Ferris Bueller's Day Off was filmed and about 26 years old when Dirty Dancing was filmed. In both movies, however, she looks like a girl in her mid-teens. In that regard, the first movie qualified her casting for the second movie.

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The following video is the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.


The following insightful, superb video features Jennifer Grey in the movie.


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Grey's acting in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is excessively expressive. She mugs with her face and gesticulates with her entire body. I suppose that she was told to act this comical manner by the director.

I suppose also that her experience of watching herself act so in this movie prompted her to act much more intelligently and subtly in her following movie, Dirty Dancing.

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I watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off in a movie theater on July 4, 1986. I remember the date, because my brother and his wife were visiting, from Iowa, me and my wife, who were living near Washington DC. Instead of us all going to some July 4 event -- like watching the fireworks show at the US Capitol -- I insisted that we all go watch this movie. After we watched the movie, everyone was disappointed -- and my wife was angry -- at me for making them waste this holiday evening.

I had insisted that we go watch this movie because it had been praised by the famous political columnist George Will, whom I admired. Will wrote that the movie was "the greatest movie of all time".

Hard to believe now, Ferris Bueller's Day Off was discussed rather much in intellectual circles in 1986 as an important portrayal of fun-loving escapism and rebellion. This dopey 1986 praise has been criticized amusingly and retrospectively in a 2011 essay written by Alan Siegel, titled Get Over Ferris Bueller, Everyone.

The following video provides another amusing, restrospective criticism of the movie.


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Here is the movie's funniest scene.


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The movie's museum scene is charming. The scene is discussed intelligently in an essay written by Katie Nodjimbadem and titled How Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Perfectly Illustrates the Power of Art Museums.


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What Happened To The Girl Who Played Sloane In Ferris Bueller?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

In-Bed Dialogue That Was Deleted


Baby Houseman
I'll never forget the rain.

Johnny Castle
Never? Not even when you're 99 years old?

Baby Houseman
Never.

You're a good teacher.

Johnny Castle
What?

[They both laugh]

Baby Houseman
I mean dancing.

Johnny Castle
Ohh.

You know, it's nice, when people don't think they can do something, and then I show them, and they can -- it's like something goes from me to them and back again -- it's like personal or something.
See also my article titled The Rainstorm Sequence. There I wrote that in the original story, "the larger sequence" was:
1) Baby is nervous that someone might see her with Lisa's lipstick

2) While the Houseman family is in their cabin during a rainstorm, Lisa discovers that her lipstick is broken or missing.

3) Baby leaves the cabin into the rainstorm, saying she is going to the lobby.

4) Instead, Baby goes to practice dancing with Johnny, while it rains outside.

5) As the rainstorm continues, Johnny takes Baby to his car.

6) Johnny drives Baby through the rainstorm into the country.
I now extend the sequence as follows:
7) In bed, Baby says to Johnny: "I'll never forget the rain".
In this original sequence of events, the audience would have understood better that the lipstick culprit is Baby.

Watching "Dirty Dancing" in 3-D

I uploaded these video clips in August 2018, but they were deleted from YouTube. Now they have reappeared on YouTube, and so I am uploading them again.

I don't have 3-D eyeglasses, but I suppose that they would work with these videos.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Should Baby try a long-distance relationship with Johnny? - 1






The 1978 Movie "Girlfriends"

In an earlier titled Re-Watching Eleanor Bergstein's Earlier Movie It's My Turn, I told how Eleanor Bergstein was persuaded to become a sceenwriter by a film-maker named Claudia Weill. My article included the following passage.
When Bergstein's novel [Advancing Paul Newman] was published in 1973, it was read by a young, aspiring movie director named Claudia Weill. She was born in 1947, so in 1973 she was about 26 years old (while Bergstein was 35). In 1973 Weill was trying to develop a movie, which eventually would be released in 1978 under the title Girlfriends. In 1973 Weill still was looking for a screenwriter. Weill loved Bergstein's novel and so tried to recruit her to write the projected movie's screenplay. Bergstein refused, saying she already was too busy writing her next novel.

For the next four years, through the mid-1970s, Weill continued to propose a collaboration with Bergstein. After Weill's movie Girlfriends was released in 1978 and achieved some critical and commercial success, Weill obtained a funding promise of about $200,000 for her next movie project. On that basis, Bergstein now agreed to collaborate with Weill. The result was the movie It's My Turn, which was released in 1980.

Weill's movie Girlfriends is about two Jewish girlfriends. One girlfriend marries happily and gives birth to a child. The other girlfriend, an artistic photographer, experiences a series of romantic failures, including an affair with a married rabbi. The single girlfriend is jealous of the married girlfriend's married happiness, and the married girlfriend is jealous of the single girlfriend's freedom. The two women drift apart. Eventually they meet again, and the married woman reveals that she has just had an abortion because she does not want to be tied down further by a second child. Thus the movie ends.
Recently the movie Girlfriends was shown on the TCM cable-television channel. I recorded it and then watched it today. I liked the movie very much. There were several moments where I laughed out loud at the movie's humor.

YouTube has only a couple of video clips from the movie. Here is one that shows the main character, Susan Weinblatt, played by the actress Melanie Mayron. (During 1987-1989 Mayron starred in the popular television series Thirtysomething.)


The other, longer YouTube video clip is here. The Wikipedia article about the movie is here.

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Now that I myself have watched Girlfriends, I will summarize the movie's story differently. The story is mostly about the Susan Weinblatt character, who is struggling to make a living as a free-lance photographer in New York City. Her main source of income is photographing Jewish ceremonies -- weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. She is not religious, but she becomes friendly with the rabbi who arranges these paying jobs for her.

She is sexually straight and becomes involved with a young man who seems to be a college instructor. She rejects an approach for a lesbian encounter. However, the story is mostly about her platonic relationships with various young women, a few of which become her apartment mates.

One such girlfriend is the character Anne Munroe, played by the actress Anita Skinner. Anne has been Susan's friend for a long time. At the beginning of the movie they are sharing an apartment. Anne is trying to become a professional writer, but she soon marries a young man who has a good career that enables a financially comfortable lifestyle, which includes European vacations. Anne gives birth to a child and enjoys raising it. She is happy to become pregnant a second time, but then she decides to abort it secretly, because she figures that raising the second child would prevent her from developing a writing career.

This relationship between Susan and Anne is a much smaller part of the story, however, than I had thought. Anne is only one of several people in Susan's life and is not much more important than the other people.

The movie is largely about Susan alone, struggling to make a living as a free-lance photographer. The movie succeeds because Susan is an interesting character who is acted and portrayed well. The character Susan is based on Weill, so the movie is rather autobiographical.

I would not characterize Girlfriends as largely a "feminist" movie. It is critical and cynical about all the characters, female and male. No character -- especially Susan -- suffers unfairly or is admirable. Every character succeeds or fails based on his or her own personal decisions and talents.

I characterize Girlfriends as a struggling-artist movie. Susan has decided to make her living as a free-lance photographer and so she suffers financial and personal consequences. A few people help her in her efforts, and they include men. Susan generally likes men. There are no male villains i-- except an obnoxious taxi driver in a brief scene -- n the movie.

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Eleanor Bergstein did not participate in the Girlfriends movie project. The Girlfriends script was written for director Claudia Weill by screenwriter Vicki Polon. For some reason Weill and Polon did not continue their collaboration after Girlfriends. Therefore Weill persuaded Bergstein to write the script for Weill's following movie, which turned out to be It's My Turn. For details about the collaboration between Weill and Bergstein, read my previous article.

The Weill-Bergstein collaboration ended badly, because It's My Turn was a lousy movie and a box-office flop. The movie was peddled to the public as a feminist story about a woman dealing with personal problems as she tried to advance professionally in the all-male career field of higher mathematics.

I have come to the opinion that the movie It's My Turn is an unintentional portrayal of a woman who suffers from a manic-depressive disorder. From that perspective, the movie is superb, but practically nobody has watched and appreciated the movie from that perspective.

I speculate that when Eleanor Bergstein wrote the screenplay for It's My Turn, she was strongly influenced by her reading about the life of the poet Sylvia Plath, who wrote the novel The Bell Jar and then committed suicide. Plath's novel was published on January 14, 1963, and she killed herself four weeks later, on February 11, 1963.  I wrote a series of articles titled Eleanor Bergstein and Sylvia Plath.

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Weill is important in Bergstein's life because Weill persuaded Bergstein to become a screenwriter.

In addition, I think that Bergstein liked Weill's movie Girlfriends and was influenced positively by it. Dirty Dancing too is a movie about struggling artists -- the professional dancers working at Kellerman's Mountain House. In my previous article My Sociological Criticism of Dirty Dancing, I explained that the main social conflict is between the unconventional, struggling artists and the conventional Houseman family.

I think also that the girlfriend relationship between Susan and Anne in Girlfriends was a model for the girlfriend relationship between Penny and Vivian in the first stage of construction of the Dirty Dancing story. Read my previous article My Speculation About the Construction of the Story.

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The following video clip shows Claudia Weill talking about her movie Girlfriends. She calls Eleanor Bergstein by the name Eleanor Goldman.


The following video clip shows her talking about her movie It's My Turn.


Another video clip of this interview of Claudia Weill is here.

Below is another, long interview of Weill about Girlfriends.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Last week I took a girl away from Jamie the lifeguard" -- Part 6

This article follows up Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5.

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Baby Houseman interrupts Neil Kellerman's romantic move by worrying aloud that her parents might be looking for her. A few seconds later, Baby's sister Lisa Houseman rushes by, followed by Robbie Gould.

A few seconds later, Neil says to Baby: You hungry? Come on. Immediately Baby follows Neil to the hotel's kitchen.

As soon as Baby saw Lisa rushing by, she stopped worrying about her parents. Her worry ceased, because Baby had been worrying that her parents might be looking -- not for herself -- for Lisa.

Earlier that day, when Baby and Lisa had been trying on wigs by the lake, Robbie had come up to Lisa and talked affectionately with her. Then Lisa and Baby spoke this confidential dialogue:
Lisa Houseman
Baby, would you cover for me tonight? Tell Mom and Dad I went to lie down.

Baby Houseman
Where are you going?

Lisa Houseman
To the golf course. There's a pretty view from the first tee. Good. Thanks.
Now in the evening, when Baby was standing alone with Neil, she felt obligated to cover for Lisa. Baby's parents had seen Baby walk away with Neil, but her parents did not know that Lisa was at the golf course with Robbie. If her parents began to wonder aloud where Lisa was, then someone might remark that Lisa had been seen going toward or being at the golf course with Robbie.

The consequence for Baby would be Lisa's anger for Baby's failing to cover for her.

When Baby saw Lisa rush by, Baby stopped worrying about her parents and Lisa. When Neil suggested that Baby and he go get something to eat, Baby went with him, saying nothing more about her parents looking for her.

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Neil complimenting Baby's beauty.
Baby wondering if her parents might be looking for her.
Baby is supposed to lie to her parents about Lisa's whereabouts.
Here is the scene's entire dialogue:
Neil Kellerman
I love to watch your hair blowing in the breeze.

Baby Houseman
Maybe my parents are looking for me.

Neil Kellerman
Baby, don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's. I have to say it: I'm known as the catch of the county.

Baby Houseman
I'm sure you are.

Neil Kellerman
Last week I took a girl away from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me: "What does he have that I don't have?" And she said, "Two hotels."

(Lisa Houseman and Robbie Gould rush out of the woods and talk at each other.)

Lisa Houseman
Robbie, I don't hear an apology.

Robbie Gould
Go back to Mommy and Daddy and keep listening. Maybe you'll hear one in your dreams.

Neil Kellerman
I'm sorry you had to see that, Baby. Sometimes in this world, you see things you don't wanna see.

You hungry? Come on.
Baby goes with Neil. She says nothing more about her parents looking for her.

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When Baby remarks Maybe my parents are looking for me, Neil misinterprets her concern. He responds:
Baby, don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's. I have to say it: I'm known as the catch of the county.
Neil knows that Baby's parents indeed think that Baby is with him. A short time previously, Neil had walked into the gazebo, where her parents were standing and waiting for a slow waltz, and -- and while her parents watched -- Neil had led Baby away for a walk. Of course, Baby's parents knew that she was with him.

Neil imagines that Baby is thinking this thought:
Maybe my parents do not want me to be with Neil, and so they might come looking for me in order to take me away from him.
If Baby indeed were thinking that thought, then Neil's response was quite sensible. He assured Baby that her parents would be happy to think that she was with him. Therefore they would not come looking for her in order to take her away from him.

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I am sure that most of the entire movie audience interprets Baby's remark about her parents as an excuse to get away from Neil's romantic moves. Baby does not seem to be attracted romantically to Neil and so she does not seem to want to stay in an isolated location with him while he compliments her beauty.

The problem with that interpretation is that instead of going back to the gazebo, where her parents are, Baby reflexively goes alone with Neil into the hotel kitchen, which is dark and (as far as she knows) empty of people. So, Baby does not seem to mind spending time alone with Neil in dark, isolated locations as that night continues.

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I will continue this series in Part 7.

Some More Drawings from "Deviant Art"

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To see previous drawings, click on the Drawings label (tag) in the right margin.

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"Dirty Dancing" by Nippy13
Dirty Dancing by Nippy13

The artist's remark about her drawing:
A very funny commission work...
i've loved every minute of it!
Hope you do too!
The artist's remarks about herself:

Pino Ieno
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
Italy

Current Residence: Rome,Italy
Favourite genre of music: Pop, R&B
Operating System: Windows7
Favourite cartoon character: Ariel, Creamy Mami
Personal Quote: Don't Ever Ever Give Up!!!
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Dirty dancing" by Ny Riam
Dirty dancing by Ny Riam

The artist's remark about her drawing:
Something slow and passionate….just dance gonna be okay tu tudududu…j j j j just dance :D
The artist's remarks about herself:

Riam
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Slovakia
Basically a really tall girl from Slovakia... the small country in the heart of Europe :) who loves art, fried cheese, chocolate ice cream and POP CORN - you can buy me with it :D :D
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Dirty Dancing Card" by Mr Masenko
Dirty Dancing Card by Mr Masenko

The artist's remark about his drawing:
I decided to do a custom card for my Mum's birthday, she's the biggest Dirty Dancing fan EVER!!!!

The card inside says:
Happy birthday Mum!
Your definitely one of a kind, so here's a card to match! ♥

All done with Copics on Bristol Board
The artist's remarks about himself:

John Talbot
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
That's my ugly mug up top, haha. ;)
Drawing is my passion, i love Traditonal Art, Manga, and Western Comic Style Artists
You'll catch me playing my Punk Rock way too loud most times. :)
Band wise who stand out for me are:
A Day To Remember , Four Year Strong , New Found Glory , Good Charlotte , Blink-182 , My Chemical Romance , Thirty Seconds To Mars , Bring Me The Horizon , Megadeth , Iron Maiden , Pantera , Avenged Sevenfold , oh and DAFT PUNK yes!!!! :D
Any work related (or anything really for that matter) just hit me up. :)
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Dirty Dancing etude" by Jikaz
Dirty Dancing etude by Jikaz

The artist's remarks about his drawing:
30 minutes from dirty dancing, just for training
The artist's remark about himself:

Julien Gauthier
France
Current Residence: Montpellier, France
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"I've had the time of my life" by Jun Akera
I've had the time of my life by Jun Akera

The artist's remark about her drawing:
I've had the time of my life
with AaMl

yaaaaai :giggle:

here is the finished "Dirty Dancing"-Picture with our (I talk about my net-family :XD: ) favourite Pairing :giggle:

Ash and Misty

yeah... what should I say - it's NOW one of my favourites of the pictures from myself...
I love the coloration of Misty ( :sorry: I'm proud for that ^^; )

I wanna say thank ya to ash-misty-pikachu for help :smooch: with the background *luv ya*
because I hated the background and didn't wanted to upload the pic *laugh*
but with a little help of my PC the light reflexes look good for that :XD:

I hope you like it a little bit :giggle:

*luv ya*

yours,
Jenny
29.01.2008
The artist's remarks about herself:

Jun
Germany

my heart belongs to my fiancee CookieNatsu

currently obsession:
♥ my Sweetheart // our cats Ruki & Reita ♥
♥ Coffee // Cosplay & Fotoshootings // Music ♥
♥ MALEC (TMI) // Disney // Himitsu no Mahou // Karneval ♥
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"The Time of My Life" by Synt Heart

The Time of My Life by Synt Heart

The artist's remark about her drawing:
Dirty Dancing... at the X-Mansion! Starring Gambit and Rogue.
She did not provide remarks or a drawing portraying herself.

The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"I've Had the Time of My Life" by Flying Princess
I've Had the Time of My Life by Flying Princess

The artist's remarks about her drawing:
MARCO! TIME TO CATCH MEEEEEEE!!!!

NO, WAIT, STAR, THAT'S NOT HOW YOU DO THE MOVE!!!

It's been a while since I've done a Starco crossover, hasn't it? I only chose this couple this time so I could draw this sinario in particular. Was it worth it? He better catch her! Hope you guys like or at least know the movie Dirty Dancing to get what they're trying to do here.
The artist's remarks about herself:

Canada
Hi, I'm FlyingPrincess but friends call me Prin Prin (or just Prin if you want).
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Dirty Dancing XD" by Little Voices
Dirty Dancing XD by Little Voices

The artist's remarks about her drawing:
noo idea what category to put this under so i just did this...simple enough right?

LOL so i had a great time drawing this!! XD it was funny hahaha and i think it worked out pretty good to be honest with you!

anyway! i entered a :iconnd-fans: contest! woohoo! lol - just incase you haven't noticed it's Sasuke and Kumiko! lol - i just thought that they'd be great dancers anyway being all athletic and ninja and stuff...i changed the costumes a bit to make them more modern :D

hope you all like it! :D

(characters and Dirty Dancing are not mine!! :D)
The artist's remarks about herself:

hollie simon
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom

I have always seen myself as an artist, and i find that one of my strengths is design. i have an A-level in art and textile design, but my degree is in creative writing. As much as art and writing is my hobby, i hope eventually to change that status to professional :)
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Smite Dancing" by MaMze95
Smite Dancing by MaMze95

The artist's remarks about her drawing;
Man this is so rushed.. but it took so long that i couldn't just not upload it

neith and apollo are doing some dirty dancing
The artist's remarks about herself:

Amonday
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Denmark
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

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"Usagui + Shawn" by Shinta Girl

Usagui + Shawn by Shinta Girl

The artist did not provide a remark about her drawing:

The artist's remarks about herself:

Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art

Current Residence: Cd. obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Favourite genre of music: Techno, Electronica & Alternativa
Favourite style of art: CLAMP
Operating System: En mi casa: Windows. Para trabajar: Mac ... XD
Favourite cartoon character: Mirai Trunks, Chibi Usa/ Rini/ Small Lady... Edward Elric... XD
The artist's Deviant Art gallery.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

You Don't Own Me -- 6






"Last week I took a girl away from Jamie the lifeguard" -- Part 5

This article follows up Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.

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Baby Houseman was standing in the gazebo with her parents, who were waiting for a slow dance. Baby herself was waiting for Neil Kellerman to come and dance with her. Neil came, talked briefly with Johnny Castle, and then invited Baby to go for a walk. Although she wanted to dance with him, she compliantly went on a walk with him.

Neil led Baby away from the gazebo, but not far enough that the gazebo was out of their sight.

Neil began to compliment Baby's beauty. He said: I love to watch your hail blowing in the breeze.

As the boyfriend in the relationship, he is doing what he is supposed to do -- he is trying to escalate the relationship sexually. He is communicating that her beauty captivates him and that she has an opportunity to encourage him.

As the girlfriend, she is supposed to escalate the relationship emotionally. Some good options would be:
* Smile silently toward him, encouraging him to compliment her further.

* Thank him for the compliment, encouraging him to compliment her further.

* Remark that she too is enjoying the pleasant breeze, engaging in his remark.

* Thank him for bringing her to this nice place, away from her parents.

* Remark that she still is looking forward to dancing with him after their walk.
Instead, though, she wonders aloud whether her parents might be looking for her -- even though her parents saw her walk away with Neil and even though she is in sight of the gazebo.

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The conversation develops as follows.

Neil complimenting Baby's beauty.
Baby wondering if her parents might be looking for her.
Her parents are in the gazebo in the background.

Neil Kellerman
I love to watch your hair blowing in the breeze.

Baby Houseman
Maybe my parents are looking for me.

Neil Kellerman
Baby, don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's. I have to say it: I'm known as the catch of the county.

Baby Houseman
I'm sure you are.

Neil Kellerman
Last week I took a girl away from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me: "What does he have that I don't have?" And she said, "Two hotels." 
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People who sell professionally would use the term objection to characterize Baby's remark that her parents might be looking for her. Baby is objecting to Neil's sexual escalation by giving him a bogus excuse that she feels preoccupied by her concern about her parents.

The professional seller responds to a prospect's expressed false objection by probing to discover the prospect's hidden true objection.


Neil, however, responds to Baby's objection by remarking:
Don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's.
Neil should learn from professional sellers. He should not have dismissed Baby's objection. Rather, he should have used her objection as an opportunity to probe her hidden true thoughts. For example, he might have responded to Baby with one of these options:
Why do you think your parents might be looking for you?

When we left the gazebo, your parents looked like they were having fun dancing.

I can see your parents in the gazebo. Should I call to them from here?

I see your parents in the gazebo. Let's go there and dance.

Do you need to go talk to your parents right now, or can we stay here a while longer?
Neil should subtly challenge Baby to explain her objection. Because he fails to do so, he -- and the movie audience -- can only guess what she really is thinking.

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One possibility is that Baby worries that her parents might look for her sister Lisa. Her parents know -- and can even see -- that Baby is standing just a short distance away with Neil

However, Lisa has confided to Baby that she is going to meet intimately with Robbie Gouldman at the golf course, and Lisa has asked Baby to lie to their parents about her whereabouts.

Baby might feel obligated to remain in her parents' presence in case they do wonder aloud about Lisa's whereabouts.

Another possibility is that Baby has decided that she wants to break up with Neil if he does want to escalate their relationship sexually. She is happy to hang out and dance with him, but she does not want to deal with his romantic advances.

Another possibility is that she wants to go dance in the gazebo, and if Neil does not want to do so, then maybe she will be able to dance there with Johnny.

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Neil's boast that he is "a catch" presumes mistakenly that Baby is thinking along those lines.

When Baby responds I'm sure you are, she might be somewhat sarcastic, but she also is somewhat sincere. Neil indeed would be "a catch" for many young women. Baby's hidden true objection, however, is not that she thinks Neil might not be "a catch".

Because of his wrong-headed salesmanship, Neil loses the sale with Baby. He wants to escalate his relationship sexually with Baby. She voices an objection, and he fails to guide her into clarifying her objection. Instead, he presumes mistakenly to clarify her objection for her.

Baby did not want to state her hidden, true objection frankly to Neil. He had the opportunity, though, to subtly challenge her stated objection and to discover and to address her still secret objections.

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I will continue this series in Part 6.

Miscellaneous Videos - 79






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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Photographs from "Oh My 80s" on Tumblr

Photographs selected from Oh My 80s on Tumblr.

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