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This Paramount release isn't the definitive DVD version of Funny Face, a visual feast that needs to be seen in widescreen to be fully appreciated. Director Stanley Donen worked with famed photographer Richard Avedon to give the film a unique look, and they had to battle with the Paramount brass to get their vision on the screen. There are a few places where the source Vistavision film print is slightly damaged, but overall the widescreen transfer is beautiful and the colors are rich and full. Barring a My Fair ...
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This Paramount release isn't the definitive DVD version of Funny Face, a visual feast that needs to be seen in widescreen to be fully appreciated. Director Stanley Donen worked with famed photographer Richard Avedon to give the film a unique look, and they had to battle with the Paramount brass to get their vision on the screen. There are a few places where the source Vistavision film print is slightly damaged, but overall the widescreen transfer is beautiful and the colors are rich and full. Barring a My Fair Lady-style restoration project, this is as good a print as viewers will see. The audio tracks come in two forms, the original mono mix and an upgraded Dolby Digital 5.1 version that does not disturb the integrity of the original soundtrack. There are a few DVD extras, but the only one that is really meaningful is the documentary "Paramount in the Fifties," which has shown up on other DVD releases. Donen is a master storyteller, so it's a shame that Paramount didn't see fit to have him do an audio commentary for his own movie, especially since Donen's work on the Criterion Collection DVD release of Charade (his other charming Continental film with Audrey Hepburn is one of the few audio commentaries that viewers will ever go back to. Still, this DVD is light years ahead of the standard video version and scores highly on its technical merits.
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Special Features

Photo gallery; Paramount in the 1950s a studio featurette
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The Paris fashion scene is rendered in broad, cartoonish glory by director Stanley Donen in Audrey Hepburn's first attempt at a major studio musical. Hepburn's American naif is discovered in a bookstore by photographer Dick Avery played by Fred Astaire, in a deliberate homage to Richard Avedon, who romances her into the role of his It girl. Donen satirizes the fashion industry as gently as he did the movie business in Singin' in the Rain, poking fun at the milieu without diminishing its escapist glamour. The candy-colored sets and stellar George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songbook, including "S'wonderful" and Kay Thompson's witty rendition of "Think Pink," are Funny Face's most lasting qualities. The musical's strengths are enough to make one overlook the preposterous gulf between the ages of the two leads, or the script's facile, anti-intellectual subplot. Michael Hastings
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The Paris fashion scene is rendered in broad, cartoonish glory by director Stanley Donen in Audrey Hepburn's first attempt at a major studio musical. Hepburn's American naif is discovered in a bookstore by photographer Dick Avery (played by Fred Astaire, in a deliberate homage to Richard Avedon), who romances her into the role of his It girl. Donen satirizes the fashion industry as gently as he did the movie business in Singin' in the Rain, poking fun at the milieu without diminishing its escapist glamour. The candy-colored sets and stellar George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songbook -- including "S'wonderful" and Kay Thompson's witty rendition of "Think Pink" -- are Funny Face's most lasting qualities. The musical's strengths are enough to make one overlook the preposterous gulf between the ages of the two leads, or the script's facile, anti-intellectual subplot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • UPC: 097360560848
  • Original Release: 1957
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Hepburn Jo Stockton
Fred Astaire Dick Avery
Kay Thompson Maggie Prescott
Michel Auclair Prof. Emile Flostre
Robert Flemyng Paul Duval
Virginia Gibson Babs
Suzy Parker Specialty Dancer
Sue England Laura
Sunny Harnett Specialty Dancer
Ruta Lee Lettie
Jean del Val Hairdresser
Alex Gerry Dovitch
Iphigenie Castiglioni Armande
Paul Thatcher Smith Steve
Elizabeth Slifer Mme. La Farge
Karen Scott Gigi
Don Powell
Emilie Stevens Assistant Dance Director
Karine Nordman French Girl
Cecile Rogers Junior Editor
Jerry Lucas Bruiser
Heather Hopper
Nancy Kilgas Melissa
Donald Lawton Airport Clerk
Elsa Peterson Woman Buyer
Marilyn White Receptionist
Peter Camlin Man Buyer
Jan Bradley Crying Girl
Jack Chefe Frenchman
Jerry Chiat Man on Head
Genevieve Aumont French Actress
Nina Borget Assistant Hairdresser
Fern Barry Southern Wife
Nesdon Booth Southern Man
Albert Godderis Seedy Man
Diane Du Bois Mimi
Dovima Marion
Carole Eastman
Louise Glenn Junior Editor
Claudette Colbert
Gabriel Curtiz Man Next to Hand Stand
Marcel dela Brosse
Albert D'Arno Beautician
George Dee Seedy Man
Adolph Deutsch Conductor
Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director
Fred Astaire Choreography
Frank Bracht Editor
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Courage Musical Arrangement
George W. Davis Art Director
Hubert de Givenchy Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Edens Producer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Leonard Gershe Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Eugene Loring Choreography
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Hal Pereira Art Director
Wally Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles [1:53]
2. "Think Pink" [4:26]
3. A Woman Who Thinks [:32]
4. Empathy [5:36]
5. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" [1:29]
6. The Quality Woman [3:11]
7. "Funny Face" [1:33]
8. "Bonjour, Paris!" [2:49]
9. Basal Metabolism [4:47]
10. "Let's Kiss And Make Up" [6:18]
11. Take The Picture! [:21]
12. "He Loves And She Loves" [4:37]
13. "On How To Be Lovely" [1:27]
14. Professor Flaustre [5:03]
15. "Clap Yo' Hands" [3:17]
16. Flaustre The Phony [2:36]
17. The Collection [4:46]
18. "S'Wonderful" [1:11]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         Restored English Mono
         French
      Subtitle Options
         English For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Retrospective Documentary - Paramount In The 1950's
      Photo Gallery
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    This movie is so cool.I love it.Audrey hepburn is such a great actress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    If you love Audrey Hepburn, then you'll love this movie! I have yet to see a better movie. Audrey Hepburn is awesome!. OH, and Fred Astaire isn't too bad either.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2003

    S' Wonderful!!!

    This moive is AWESOME! I am a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and she is wonderful as Jo. Fred Astaire is a absolutley fabulous dancer, and this movie S'Wonderful!! Once you own it you will see what i mean!

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