Funny Face (1957)

This is one of the musicals my sister and I watched over and over again when we were kids. In fact, the musicals on VHS are one of the reasons we need to keep a VHS player around the house. From what I can recall, all the other musicals we frequently watched while growing up were The Sound of Music (1965), Mary Poppins (1964), Singin' in the Rain (1952), An American in Paris (1951), and Funny Face.

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Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn)

Prior to watching the movie, I could only remember the image of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn talking at a bookshelf. Thus, despite having seen the movie several times when I was younger, I felt as if I was watching the movie for the first time.

When Audrey Hepburn first appeared in the bookstore, I couldn't help but look in awe at her beautiful face. And while she later gets dressed up and looks absolutely gorgeous, she already looked great in her bookstore outfit!

In any case, it was fun to see the protagonist, Jo (Audrey Hepburn), transition naturally from working in a bookstore to becoming a model for this fashion company.

Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) (in red) and Jo (carrying books)

I also liked seeing more and more of the good nature of the company president, Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson), as the movie progressed. When we first meet the character, she's portrayed as intrusive and her strict concern is with business. But later we get to see Maggie sing and dance and she went from a character I despised to one which I didn't.

I would highly recommend this movie if you're looking to watch a short-and-fun romantic movie. Alternatively, you should watch this movie if you like musicals or love watching movies with Audrey Hepburn. Speaking of Audrey Hepburn, she does her own singing and dancing in this film!

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Instant Comments:
Audrey Hepburn is so beautiful.
Huh, I never realized until today they're actually facing a wall at the 16 minute mark.

Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) shows Jo a photo of herself

29 minute mark: "I love your funny face."
Hmm, Audrey Hepburn's character and the old woman's character were practically enemies, but then they seemed so friendly after setting foot in Paris.
Ha! The woman is yelling at the man, he slaps her, and then she's happy.
Haha. Creeper. He makes it so romantic. Climb up a ladder and serenade your love interest at her balcony. Note to self: have a dance prepared for such occasions. of course, where would I get music to play in the background.
I wonder how many takes it took to shoot the umbrella int to the trashcan.
"It is a bird of paradise." I'm thinking, "Blue steel!"
"There are tears in her eyes."
She caught a fish!
"Stop! Stop!!" "I don't want to stop. Take a picture! Take a picture."

Haha. "Ring a dem bells."
"Roses are red, violets are blue."
What a lazy front deskman. "I'm sorry, it was too late."
Ah. I had forgotten the ending. How romantic.
"I love your funny face. Your sunny funny..."
"'S Wonderful" was also in An American in Paris (1951).

Watched several times before.
Watched 20130126 (Netflix, Instant)
Funny Face (1957) Stanley Donen. 103 min

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