The only problem I had with the film's performances is Harrison's singing.He more spoke his words in rhythm than sang them, but after a while, this delivery grew on me.
I am still puzzled as to why Julie Andrews did not reprise her role in the film adaption, but in a way, I am kind of glad that Audrey Hepburn played the main female lead.
Not only because it meant that Julie Andrews could now play in Mary Poppins, but also because Hepburn would later go on to make the film's main female cockney memorable with her use of the cockney voice.
Overall, this film is very good, a fine representation of its source material.
One of the best musicals ever made, Cinderella as an Cockney English flower girl and her fairy godmother , a dyed-in-the-wool English linguistic specialist ... Sophisticated and endearing, certainly the dream can be derided, but ...it's savvy presentation makes for delectable entertainment.
More My Fair Lady is now more "lovelier" than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a limited time only.
In honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight time OSCAR winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing start-of-the-art technology under the supervision of Robert Harris (the famed film historian). My Fair Lady...comedically softens Shaw's ending but nevertheless nearly single-handedly transcends the material's sexist leaning through the sheer humanism of Hepburn's deeply felt performance. Despite a somewhat flawed and erratic third act, My Fair Lady rises on the strength of its lush costumes and settings, as well as several great and memorable songs, turning this into a musical that one can't help but enjoy in all of its grandeur. Pygmalion is a great film but not as charming as this My Fair Lady, an adorable musical version of the same play with delightful songs and a splendid cast - but even so, Doolittle's change doesn't seem as gradual here, and the film ends with a rather vexing, sexist conclusion.
Many have imitated his Oscar winning performance, but no one has been able to equal him.
That takes me back to what I said earlier: this film is embedded in our pop culture.
The main thing that shocked me about this film is how beautiful and clean this looks.
This film was made during a time when color was still relatively new and here it embraces the idea of making this colored in such a gorgeous way that you can't help but admire all that you see.
When I first watch this film, I had no expectations and walked in clean minded.