Funny Face (DVD)

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Barcode
5053083111762
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jan 2020
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Classic
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Funny Face
Tagline
'S Wonderful! 'S Marvelous!
Release Year
1957
Running Time
103 min
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Adventure / Essential Cinema / Romance / Theatrical Release / Music (General) / Comedies
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
88%
The Movie DB
70%
Overview
A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.
Synopsis
Splashes of vivid color light the way through Stanley Donen's very modern musical. "Think pink!" commands Miss Prescott, head of Quality Woman fashion magazine, and American women obey--all except Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an intellectual young woman who tries to prevent Miss Prescott from staging a photo shoot in Jo's bookshop. Photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) sees something interesting in Jo's "funny face," and soon he's lured her to Paris to model during the day and discuss philosophy in smoky cafés at night. Modeling Givenchy clothes, Hepburn steals the color in every scene, and her funny face enchants all, including Dick and, unexpectedly, the dark and handsome philosophy master whose theories Jo adores.

The musical numbers are primarily duets--Jo and Dick glide together in each other's arms, Jo and Miss Prescott find unexpected solidarity in womanhood, and Dick and Miss Prescott cavort in the philosopher's salon--but the most engaging scene is when the three come to Paris, plead exhaustion to one another, then secretly race around the city, singing and dancing and reveling in being tourists.
Notes
Shot on location in Paris, France.

MGM was originally supposed to produce this musical but handed it over to Paramount so that Audrey Hepburn could star.

Hepburn's Paris wardrobe was designed by Hubert de Givenchy.

Fred Astaire's character is supposedly based on photographer Richard Avedon.
Poster
Poster for Funny Face
Videos
Trailer
Funny Face - Trailer - Movies! TV Network
Trailer
Funny Face- 1957- Trailer
Cast & Crew
Director
Stanley Donen
Star
Audrey Hepburn / Fred Astaire / Michel Auclair / Robert Flemyng / Suzy Parker / Kay Thompson
Co-Star
Dovima / Sunny Hartnett / Jean Del Val / Virginia Gibson / Ruta Lee
Screenwriter
Leonard Gershe
Composer
Roger Edens / Leonard Gershe / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
Producer
Roger Edens
Special Effects
John Fulton
Director of Photography
Ray June
Editor
Frank Bracht
Production Designer
George W. Davis
Costume Designer
Hubert de Givenchy / Edith Head
Makeup
Wally Westmore
Music Director
Adolph Deutsch
Set Designer
Sam Comer / Ray Moyer
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Cinematographer
Ray June
Choreographer
Fred Astaire / Eugene Loring
Writer
Leonard Gershe
Featured
Kay Thompson
Artistic Consultant
Richard Avedon
Movie Critics
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on."
David Parkinson (22 Feb 2014, )
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "FUNNY FACE is a visual treat. Technicolor set-pieces showcase the real stars of the picture -- Hepburn's lavish, Givenchy-designed dresses."
Total Film Staff (1 Jan 2008, p.162)
Wall Street Journal
"George and Ira Gershwin supplied the music and lyrics. Thompson, Astaire and Hepburn supplied the magic."
Joanne Kaufman (28 Aug 2009, )
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