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Hmph

September 21, 2007

funnyface.jpgI know Audrey Hepburn is the star of the movie, but I am not happy with this cover for the new 50th Anniversary Edition DVD of Funny Face.

Audrey has not only a full body shot but a HUUUGE head shot, and there’s Fred Astaire, over in the corner, as if he’s just a minor plot point. Hell, he’s hardly recognizable.

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I take it all back.

I just looked up the original poster art for this movie, from 1957. Fred didn’t fare any better in that artwork either. In fact, he did much worse.

funnyfacefred.jpg <– It’s not a particularly flattering picture, but Fred does appear in this poster.

He does not for the other two I found.funnyfacenofred1.jpgfunnyfacenofred2.jpg

Poor Kay Thompson, who is the second best thing in the movie, doesn’t appear in any of them. (I don’t think I have to tell you what I think is the best thing. 🙂 )
C’est la vie, I suppose. Audrey was ‘it’ in 1957. I still don’t get the appeal – she was a decent actress, but nothing all that special that I’ve seen. Maybe it was more about her personality than her acting prowess. I wasn’t around at the time and she’s one I’ve never taken time to research.

I guess it’s good that a DVD that’s getting this special treatment includes Astaire. I can’t be too angry with anything that ‘spreads Fred.’

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Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!

August 11, 2007

micknjudy.jpgI’ve been waiting for this collection since studios (finally) started releasing classic films. It has four of my favorite films – Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Girl Crazy and Strike Up the Band.

Of course, almost anything Mickey and Judy appear in is something I’m going to want.