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Funny Face (13-Feb-1957)

Director: Stanley Donen

Writer: Leonard Gershe

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Musical, Models, New York

Photographer Dick Avery discovers book store salesgirl Jo Stockton and thinks she is just the thing for fashion magazine Quality. Lightweight musical take on Pygmalion is a fun parody of the fashion world. Received Oscar nominations for Best Story and Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design. Nominated also for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fred Astaire
10-May-1899 22-Jun-1987 Broadway ballroom dancer
Virginia Gibson
9-Apr-1928 25-Apr-2013 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Audrey Hepburn
4-May-1929 20-Jan-1993 My Fair Lady
Ruta Lee
30-May-1935   Former hostess, High Rollers
Suzy Parker
28-Oct-1932 3-May-2003 Early supermodel turned actress


Review by anonymous (posted on 9-Jan-2007)

I was disappointed in this movie despite the presence of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. She was lovely, but I found the musical numbers forgettable and the sets often dreary. One dance number was done in the dark and unimaginatively lit. I've never seen Audrey in any movie that she wasn't fantastic in so if you love her, see this to watch her. Astaire's dancing is always awesome. I wanted to love this film, but I did not.

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