My Fair Lady is tops. It's hard to think of any way the film could be improved. Just leave it as it is, don't worry about 'political correctness' and enjoy yourself. You'll be humming the show tunes for weeks.
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My Fair Lady (1964)
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
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Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.
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Superlative MusicalReviewed bygbheronVote: 10/10
There's a lot of negative things been said about Audrey Hepburn'sinterpretation of the role of Eliza. Perhaps she's not ideal in theearliestscenes of the movie - her "dirtiness" is never quite believable - but ithasto be said that despite this smallish drawback she still glows, and makesanamazing Eliza overall.
The reason for this is simple; Audrey Hepburn brings her "own spark ofdivine fire", (to quote Higgins) to the role and her vulnerability, mixedwith her sweet, naive charm and even her wonderfully juvenile pettishnessshown in "Just You Wait" all prove what a talented actress she really is.For an example of this, just watch Eliza's facial expression at Ascot,whenshe realises her opportunity to demonstrate her new-found mastery of theEnglish tongue - sweetly hilarious.
MFL has been criticized as being too romanticized, too overblown. Idisagree; musicals are suposed to be lavish affairs, and none pull it offquite so well as "My Fair Lady" does. It's a momentous film but it has itssubtle points: watch the way in which Eliza's eyes are centred on Higginswhen she enters at the ball, and the way in which the two of them stare ateach other for a few seconds at the top of the stairs a few moments later.
It musn't be overlooked that, thanks to its being based on a Bernard Shawplay, "My Fair Lady" has what the great majority of musicals lack: adeepermeaning and something really quite profound to say.
The actor in the role of Colonel Pickering is a little weak, but it mustbesaid that Rex Harrison IS Henry Higgins. In a lot of ways (in fact, inmostways) Higgins has an objectionable personality: rude, snobbish, impatientand even misogynistic, but somehow Rex Harrison pulls it all off and makesus like Higgins without betraying the character. As to romance, his song"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" is an ode to the kind of love whichsneaks up on you. Overall, this movie is romantic, but not toosentimental.It has just enough romance to be dramatically fulfilling, but it neverbecomes soppy or mawkish. The word "love" is never mentioned at all andthetwo leads never even kiss. The famous end sequence is perfect and does themovie justice; after all, a big happy bow tied around a perfect romance atthe end would simply not fit with everything we have learned about the twoprotagonists.
"My Fair Lady" made theater history when it opened on Broadway. The waiting for tickets to see the show was something unheard of for a sellout musical. Lerner and Loewe, its creators, probably never thought they had the tremendous hit it became, at all. The film version of "My Fair Lady" came to the screen via George Cukor, a man who knew about the movie business well.
The film resonated with audiences because of the immensely elegant finished product Mr. Cukor offered the world. Of course, the film is helped by the genius of Cecil Beaton, who had the eye for the right style. Mr. Beaton served as art director and had a thing to say about the fabulous costumes assembled for the movie. The Ascot race sequence is a tribute to his sense of elegance.
Rex Harrison, repeating the role of Professor Higgins that he originated on Broadway, gives a stellar performance. Not having seen him on stage, at least one can imagine how he amazed audiences that flocked to see the show. In the film he makes an absolutely delightful Higgins, a man of science who can't see what's in front of him. The transformation he achieves in turning the Cockney flower girl into a lady of elegance, is perhaps, something he didn't even think he would be able to pull. In Mr. Harrison's performance one can see how Eliza warms this confirmed bachelor into accepting her in a romantic way.
Audrey Hepburn was chosen over Julie Andrews, the original Eliza on Broadway, in a move that puzzled everyone in the theatrical world. How could Eliza be played by anyone else, let alone that someone else would be that charming actress Audrey Hepburn? Ms. Hepburn's Eliza is a delicious characterization; her take on the poor flower girl starts slowly, taking us with her all the way. We fall in love with Eliza, the character, as played brilliantly by Ms. Hepburn, who knew how to charm us with her beauty and easy elegance in everything she did.
The English cast was wonderful. Stanley Holloway, a veteran of the English cinema played Alfred P. Doolitlle, Eliza's father. Mr. Holloway is charming every time one sees him. Gladys Cooper, one of the first ladies of the English stage, is seen as Mrs. Higgins, a grande dame of society, who is charmed by Eliza and knows her son will end up loving the girl of his experiment. Wilfred Hyde-White, another distinguished actor plays Col. Pickering, Higgins' ally and friend. Jeremy Brett plays the playboy Freddy, the man that loves the street where Eliza lives!
Of course, what makes "My Fair Lady" special is the great musical score by Mr. Loewe with lyrics by Mr. Lerner. Most of the songs are by now, standards that have delighted us since they were written and have been sung by practically all the best singers of the world.
Mr. Cukor deserves credit for directing this film with his usual flair as he feasts our eyes with a stunning film that will always be loved by whoever watches it.