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My Fair Lady (DVD)
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My Fair Lady (DVD)
Advantages: A wonderful spectacle from Lerner and Lowe
Disadvantages: None that I can see
There is nothing finer than spending a cosy afternoon in watching an old musical - and My Fair Lady is one of the more sophisticated ones with its careful costume design (oh - those wonderful black and white costumes at Ascot). Starring Audrey Hepburn (who was dubbed by Marni Nixon for most of the film) as Eliza Dolittle and Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins, this is a tale of someone wanting to better themselves - only to find that they now have no social status anywhere.
Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmallion, this is an opulent tale of London streets, people so poor that they sell heather to theatre goesr to make ends meet, and the balls and dances of the glittering classes. As I sadi the costumes are wonderful and the sets reminsicant of old time London. Yet at the heart of the film there is, what becomes, a simple love story between someone who doesn't know that he is looking for love and someone who just wants to be needed by someone.
Songs such as "Why Can't the English" and "I could have danced all night" have since passed into musical folklore - as has "Get me to the chuch on time". There have also been many discussion as to the ending - did Henry and Eliza end up together or nor?
Whatever the ending this is one DVD that all muiscal lovers hsould have in their library. It is completely understandable why both hepburn and Harrison won Tony awards for their performances. In case anyone is in any doubt - I love this film and this dvd - go buy it!
Summary: Go buy it now!