January 15, 2012

Movie Review: Funny Face

I was planning on doing a review of Rebecca, one of my newly discovered favorite Alfred Hitchcock films, but I was having trouble coming up with words worthy to describe it.  I'll continue to work on it and maybe someday it'll see the light of day.  Maybe.  I'm not promising anything, though... ;)

Instead, allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite musicals of all time...

Funny Face! 
Fred Astaire...Audrey Hepburn...singing...dancing...beautiful clothes...Paris - what's not to like?

Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) works at a quiet, small, hole-in-the-wall bookstore in Greenwich Village, NYC...at least, it was quiet until Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson), editor of Quality fashion magazine, Dick Avery (Fred Astaire), her photographer, and a bevvy of pink clad helpers arrive to take pictures for the magazine.  In a whirlwind of events, Jo finds herself on the way to Paris to model a new clothing line for Quality.   In the midst of many fun singing and dancing numbers, she'll see the sights and have a few adventures... and maybe even fall in love.

The incomparable Audrey Hepburn was already fabulous enough, but singing and dancing?!  
With Fred Astaire?  

Here's one of my favorite musical numbers...of course, they're really all my favorite musical numbers, but this will have to do. :)

I just love the lyrics to that song.

And here's a desktop wallpaper I made for this wonderful film, just for fun.

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Well, that's all for now folks.
If you watch this film, or already have, do tell me what you think of it!
Happy Trails!


  1. I've seen it;) And you already know how much I love it, so I'll simply say that I now have 'On How to Be Lovely' playing in my head=)

    "On how to be lovely
    (On how to be lovely)
    You got to be jolly
    (You got to be jolly)
    When you can be fancy-free
    And flash a smile that
    Folks come flocking to see."

    ♥ =)

    1. *grin* Oh yes, dear, I know;D I have it stuck in my head, too!

  2. I did not like this movie the first time I saw it years ago, though I can't remember why! All I can remember of it are the parts I DID like! I may have to give it a try again...I love Audrey Hepburn and Fred Adtaire!


    1. The first time I saw it, I wasn't sure I liked it either. It's rather...zany and slightly weird. But I guess that's my style, anyway;) After watching it a 2nd time, I was crazy about it.

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