Monday, January 17, 2011
Movie: My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady, which is, obviuosly, the musical version of the brilliant George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, is a classic. It tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl that is "picked up" by Professor Higgins, who has made a bet that he will be able to teach her "proper" English and manners so that she can go to a ball at the palace.
There are some very well-known and beautiful songs here, such as "Wouldn't it be lovely", "With a little bit of luck", "I could have danced all night", "On the street where you live" and "Get me to the church on time". Partly, therefore, watching this movie turns into a concert of nice rendevouses.
Audrey Hepburn is very good as Eliza and the other actors involved are also good. It is a funny story with plenty of laughs and a little bit of romance added in.
So why don't I give it a better "grade" than 7/10? Well, it has to do with my usual problem with movies lasting far more than two hours and my problem with musicals. I prefer musicals where the music doesn't make the action stop. For me, the flow of the movie is lost a bit too often.
But of course, My Fair Lady is such a classic that it should anyway be seen at least once...
My Fair Lady (1964)
All movies I've seen