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This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory.
I love Fred, he is such a great dancer, I love this movie, is fun and Audrey is just gorgeous in itPublished 10 days ago by TC
I bought this as a gift for a family member. They loved it and watched it the same day. They then watched it once more after the fact. It is great for a movie collection. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Unicornhal
FUN! Fun FUN!!!
This really is one of my favorite films. It is beautifully shot and simply fun to watch. I think that Funny Face and Mahogany are two sides of the same coin. Read more
Despite the total absence of chemistry between Hepburn and Astaire the movie is a great gift. I make a point of watching it once a year.Published 3 months ago by John J. Healey
Funny Face is a cute musical about a book clerk turned Paris Fashion Model with lots of catchy music. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Erika