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SUBJECTS — Drama/Musicals; World/France;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility; Caring.
Age: 12+; MPAA Rating: G; Musical; 1958; 119 minutes; Color.
This romantic musical follows the story of Gigi, a girl willing to sacrifice everything for the love of Armand. For his part, Armand loves Gigi, but will he realize it in time to prevent a needless tragedy? The film is the setting for fabulous songs, including: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "Gigi" and "The Night They Invented Champagne."
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Gigi will help teachers explore the themes of this film.
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Gigi is a charming musical with unforgettable music and a compelling story.
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Description: It's Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Gaston is the scion of a wealthy family. He is infatuated with Gigi, a beautiful young girl he has known all his life. Gigi's family is poor; her Aunt is a former courtesan. According to the custom in Paris at the time, Gaston and Gigi's family could enter into a contract by which Gaston would provide a large sum of money and Gigi would become his mistress. Hopefully the money would be enough to last Gigi for the rest of her life. After her beauty had faded or when he was tired of her, Gaston would leave Gigi, as he had left his last mistress. This was the world of the demimonde which led to tragedy in Camille and La Traviata when a courtesan and a young man fall in love.
Gaston makes an offer according to tradition. Gigi at first resists entering the demimonde, but Gigi is in love with Gaston. Does her fate religate her to the demimonde?
Benefits: The music is beautiful and the film demonstrates the shallow nature of relationships when sex is traded for money. The ending of this film can be contrasted with the tragic outcomes of Camille and La Traviata.
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