Growing up I had a big fondness for musicals and movies from the 50s and 60s, and would always sing and dance along to them. My favorite was My Fair Lady and for quite some time I watched it often. Recently I had an itch to watch it again but did not own it on DVD or blu ray. I decided to do a little Amazon shopping and found it along with other Audrey Hepburn movies part of a collection. I immediately jumped on it and eagerly awaited them in the mail.
Today they arrived and I excitedly opened the package, jumping up and down like a small child at Christmas. When I opened the package and looked closer at the sleeve I laughed and gawked at the case. They put in some of my favorite quotes on the sleeve which made me laugh so hard there were tears. I was already so happy to finally own this movie again but this new founded feature made the excitement and joy hard to contain.
One thing that made me appreciate the older movies is the fact that they had such beautiful symphony music at the beginning of movies. It made you appreciate the orchestrator and hard work they put into the movies. All the hours they spent perfecting the music to fit the film perfectly. And the intro was not complete until the music was. Movies are not made like that anymore and most have very quick to no intro anymore and lead right into action or drama of some sort.
My Fair Lady featured the city of London and the good and bad parts, the hard workers and the elite. It was wonderfully made and made you want to live the early 1900's with the characters.
Eliza Doolittle really is my spirit animal in so many ways. Her acute love of chocolate, her spunk and fire, no fear of speaking her mind. However, the grace she shows and kindness and love for others just made me fall in love with her every time I watch the film.
Today was no exception from the first shot of the film to the last. And I couldn't help but laugh as Professor Higgins talks about his feelings for women and not needing a woman and why.
"I shall never have a woman in my life!" Words I have heard so many men speak yet they somehow find the love of their life when they least expect and realize how silly their words were.
"Come on Dover, move your bloomin' arse!"
That line will forever be my favorite and I have been guilty of using that line on my cats when they are taking too long to get out of my way.
Above all else I think my ultimate fascination with My Fair Lady is the dresses! I absolutely adore the dresses that Liza gets to wear and I must admit I wish I could have them. The dresses were so graceful, so beautiful, and so modest. And quite frankly what woman doesn't want to look and feel like a princess!
If for any reason you have not seen this movie I insist you do so as soon as possible. The music is so enjoyable and catchy, the acting is so superb, and the story is fun to watch unfold.
If you have seen the movie what is your favorite part? Do you have a favorite quote? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.