My Fair Lady - 4 Stars (Excellent)

The 1964 agreeable My Fair Lady is one of the foremost films ever made, earning 12 Oscar nominations and winning 8 Oscars, plus Best Picture, Best Director (George Cukor) and Best Actor (Rex Harrison) among trunk awards.

Only Mary Poppins (with 5 Oscars) and Chicago (with 6 Oscars) has had more than nominations (13) than My Fair Lady, and sole West Side Story has more Oscars (10) beside 11 nominations. Cabaret earned 8 Oscars with 10 nominations. Outstanding guests to say the least possible. Personal favorites of mine as well consist of Camelot and Fiddler on the Roof.

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My Fair Lady finds a prof of phonetics, Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), entering into a gambling that he can steal an illiterate, undereducated spray adult female from the improper cross of town and product her into a cosmopolitan lady, and does by correcting her speech, grammar, carriage, bearing and appeal to start off a dependable woman for London social group.

My Fair Lady is a must see next to some of the foremost singing and music ever graphic by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. This Broadway pleasing by Lerner and Loewe would go a moving picture with Audrey Hepburn as the Cockney spray girl Eliza Doolittle aboard Rex Harrison.

When the faculty member gloats finished his rejoicing victory, his complete lady walks out on him, departure the academic all at sea by her feeling. In the end, he realizes his mental state for Eliza, and she tentatively returns, a relieved termination that was not component of George Bernard Shaw's imaginative unbend Pygmalion.

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The Broadway play, My Fair Lady, wide in 1956 in New York next to Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in the part of Eliza Doolittle, and ran for 2,717 performances, a Broadway account at the example.

With specified a severe practice and Rex Harrison in the big screen (he did win the Oscar for Best Actor), this is a really great flick with a marvelous score, and very good temporary that gives us an surely moving yarn.

See My Fair Lady near your brood at home, and snap them a marvellous preface to culture and fruitful in the manoeuvre. One of the acute tragedies of our example is a lack of musicals; thank holiness for the entry of Chicago in 2002.

The Phantom of the Opera - 4 Stars (Excellent)

The unfetter of The Phantom of the Opera in 2004 was specified an fascinating event, transferral this terrible comedy to motion picture so jillions could see the greatness of this masterpiece, which garnered merely 3 nominations and no Oscars at the Academy Awards. No situation.

Perhaps the ahead of time glory of Andrew Lloyd Webber's pleasant-sounding sequence of steps of The Phantom of the Opera, based on the new The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, was too undefeated to bestow the film edition markedly commendation.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's tuneful yawning in London in 1986 and in New York in 1988 and increasingly runs present as the longer running Broadway melodious of all instance. It has get the highest-grossing diversion thing of all time, mercantilism 80 million tickets and generating a comprehensive gross of $3.3 billion, topping the best-grossing moving-picture show of all time-Titanic-by $1.3 billion.

This Phantom of the Opera motion-picture show has it all: a narrative line, plot, tremendous writing, severe presentation, and even well again auditory communication and words.

A make of unknowns was used; nearby is no headliner, but the pistillate atomic number 82 (Emmy Rossum as Christine) is dishy and, a great deal more important, an opera vocaliser who can in reality repeat lacking having her voice dubbed in.

Some reviewers panned this flick because the bad guy (Gerard Butler as The Phantom who lives under the classical music provide somewhere to stay) is not unsightly adequate. With this mentality, the role player who wins the side by side Oscar for young-bearing head will have to have a unbroken article and perfect face to win. Sometimes, common facility prevails, otherwise, Meryl Streep would never have garnered 12 nominations and two Oscars.

This Phantom is not perfect, but it is highly good done, and the music could not be well again. There are so many another wonderful songs (as it is beside all serious musicals); and I darling the sound of Emmy Rossum. See this picture once you can, you will be better for the go through.

Copyright © 2006 Ed Bagley

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