Funny Face (1957)

I like old films and I adore Audrey Hepburn. A long time ago I got a box set when I was in England. It’s called the “Audrey timeless collection” with the films that are the most famous. So I watched Funny Face this is a coloured film so that’s quite nice.

What is this film about?
In the academy award–nominated- classic, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire join forces, lending their song and dance talents to the timeless musical. When a fashion magazine mogul (Kay Tompson) and her head photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) scout out the bookstore for their next photo shoot, dick discovers the unique face of bookseller and amateur philosopher Jo Stockton (Hepburn). Whisked off to Paris, Jo is soon transformed into a global supermodel and finds herself falling for the photographer who first noticed her sunny, funny face.

The Trailer

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What did I think?
There are words and praises use that have different meanings now and it takes me a bit out. It shows how the world changes per generation and that words do too.

What I found quit weird is that they kept calling Jo’s face ‘funny’ and therefore unique but to me Audrey is the perfect example of a classical beauty. She is very pretty but doesn’t have unique stand out features that I would see to comment such a thing on. I really liked the fact that Jo was portrayed as a sweet girl. I miss that innocence in films sometimes.

The music was very old school (obviously) but very nice. I liked it, I have seen beter films but it was still very much enjoyable.

Lots of love,

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