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This review is from: My Fair Lady [DVD] (DVD)
My sister and myself are studying George Bernard Shaw's superb play Pygmalion for our upcoming English Literature exam and are both enjoying it. We thought we would watch My Fair Lady just out of interest and to see how the play does.The film does not do justice to Shaws view on womens rights, education and class differences but it is not ment to. It does however do justice to Shaws witty dialogue and excellent characters. Audrey Hepburn is superb as Eliza Doolittle, and so is Rex Harrison as the short tempered Henry Higgins(in spite of his awful singing but that also does justice to his character as Higgins is an unfeeling person).Great performances from Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Jeremy Brett and Gladys Cooper who play their roles well. The songs also do justice to Shaw. Eliza singing Wouldnt It Be Luverly? reflects the ambition she feels, Alfred singing With A Little Bit O Luck shows his carefree amoral nature and Higgins singing I`m Just an Ordinary Man shows his cold nature all of which are evident in the play. The rest of the songs are also brilliant so are the costumes and sets.
This is not a fully accurate adaptation of the play but it is not meant to be; its just a fun, entertaining film.
Favourite songs are Wouldn't It Be Luverly, On The Street Where You Live and Get Me To The Church on Time.