My Fair Lady (1964)


index“The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.” – Eliza Doolittle

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times  (video, DVD, 1 Jul 2013)

Brief Synopsis – Two high society men bet that they can transform simple flower girl to a socialite in 1920’s England.

My Take on it – I’m actually quite surprised that I didn’t enjoy this movie more than I did.  It’s a movie about research (I work in the research environment); deals with linguistics (I started an MA in Linguistics, but dropped it after a year and half); catchy music and great actors.

I recall seeing this movie in the early 80’s when my parents rented a vcr for us for a few weeks. The famous line “move yer bloomin’ arse!” still sticks in my mind 30 years later 🙂

Great acting by Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn,

Winner of 8 of 12 Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor (Harrison), Art Direction, Cinematography, Costumes, Music Score and Sound).

It lost Supporting Actor (Stanley Holloway who played Hepburn’s father), Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper who played Harrison’s mother), Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay.

Not one of the greatest Best Picture winners, but it was a very weak year.

Still is somewhat entertaining.

Bottom Line – Not the best Best Picture, but entertaining never the less. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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